Match Report Real Madrid 2 – Sevilla 0: The Third Place in...

Match Report Real Madrid 2 – Sevilla 0: The Third Place in the Best Game of the Season


Real Madrid beat (2-0) Sevilla at Santiago Bernabéu suffering in the best game of the season so far, especially in the second half. Los Blancos played as a team for the first time and they didn’t concede many chances, creating also danger in the other goal. The team was lead by Luka Modric, again with his best version.

Solari decided to leave Marcelo and Isco on the bench, not a surprise anymore. Luckily, Benzema was able to participate despite having the little finger broken in his hand. The game was a tough one and we could see it from the start. The first half was very level, without many clear chances.

Los Blancos started pressuring very high, not allowing Banega to connect with André Silva and Ben Yedder. After stealing a ball, Benzema served to Vinicius, who shot against Sevilla’s goalkeeper Vaclik. It was the clearest chance in the first half for Los Blancos. Little by little, Sevilla were feeling more comfortable and Los Blancos were losing the possession. Sergio Escudero could have scored but he missed in front of Courtois. There were no clear ideas for Real Madrid, but everything had to be decided in the second half.

The second half was perhaps the best 45 minutes of Real Madrid in the season. They created danger, stole the ball in the rival’s field and played really good, combining with all the attacking players. The problem was that there is not striker in the team. Benzema is better playing with another 9. Especially Modric was guiding the team and actually he had the best chance in the first moments of the second half. Also Dani Ceballos tried but the bar repelled the ball.

With Real Madrid trying to score a goal, Solari put Isco in the pitch, replacing Lucas Vázquez, who didn’t create any danger. Soon after, Casemiro found the net with a spectacular shot from a very long distance. It was the far prize to the good game for Los Blancos. The cherry on the cake was put by Luka Modric in the 92nd minute after stealing a ball and scoring the second goal of the game. The Croatian was the best player of the game in the best version of the team this season. Finally, something to be optimistic this season.