Laliga : Real Madrid 2-1 Sevilla,James Rodriguez puts Real Madrid ahead
Madrid ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – La Liga pacesetters Real Madrid extended their lead over Barcelona to four points by beating wasteful Sevilla 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Carlo Ancelotti once again had to do without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, but his men were in clinical form against Unai Emery’s side, with first-half goals from James Rodriguez and Jese Rodriguez enough to win a frantic encounter.
Despite falling behind to James’ 12th-minute header, Sevilla arguably enjoyed the better of the first half-hour, as Vitolo, Vicente Iborra and Grzegorz Krychowiak all went close to finding the net.
Knocks to Sergio Ramos and James forced Ancelotti into changes, while the first half was marred by a potentially serious head injury suffered by Sevilla goalkeeper Beto in a collision with Karim Benzema.
Real showed no mercy, though, doubling their lead through Jese just one minute after Beto’s exit, giving Sevilla – who lost 7-3 on their last visit to the Bernabeu – a mountain to climb.
Iago Aspas pulled one back with 10 minutes to go, after Jese had been denied a second goal by the woodwork, but Real held on to open up a healthy advantage in the Liga title race.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org