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The LaLiga leaders get the better of Sevilla

MATCH REPORT. 22/10/2022. Alberto Navarro. Photographer: Helios de la Rubia, Antonio Villalba y María Jiménez

Modrić hit the opener, Lamela levelled, and Real Madrid made sure of the points with two inside two minutes from Lucas Vázquez, and the ever-spectacular Valverde from outside the box.

Real Madrid continued their impressive momentum, taking all three points against Sevilla this evening at the Santiago BernabéuAncelotti's team, who remain unbeaten since the start of the campaign, cemented their place at the LaLiga summit with a tenth victory in domestic competition, set in motion by Luka Modrić just six minutes into the game. The visitors struck back in the second half but our team reacted well, through Lucas Vázquez and another spectacular Fede Valverde strike made sure. Vini Jr. delivered a dazzling display, setting up both of the first two goals.

It wasn't long at all before our team got off the mark. With only six minutes gone, Vini Jr. robbed Montiel, darted into the box and produced a perfect assist for Modrić, who gratefully rolled the ball into the back of the net. The goal didn't alter the LaLiga leaders' approach though and they soon enjoyed another fine chance to double their lead when David Alaba's freekick whistled inches over Bono's crossbar on 19'.

Video.3-1: The LaLiga leaders get the better of Sevilla

Our boys continued to dominate proceedings and had two very presentable chances to double their advantage in the closing stages of the first half. The first of these came on 40 minutes, when Rodrygo put Modrić through one-on-one against Bono. The Croatian cut inside and was just about to pull the trigger when Telles got back to poke the ball behind for a corner. Four minutes later, it was Vini Jr.’s turn to find himself clean through with just the goalkeeper to beat, but the ball ran away from him as he cut inside. After the restart, things took a turn for the worse when Erik Lamela fired Sevilla level on 54’ with what was the visitors’ first sight of goal. The leaders would have to produce a response and very nearly did so with 72 minutes on the clock in a move in which Vini Jr. skipped beyond Bono, but was only able to find the side netting from the tightest of angles.
Hosts hit back
The clock continued to tick down and Madrid duly regained their lead following a sensational counter-attack. The move was started by Rodrygo, who found Valverde, before Asensio stepped things up a gear and picked out Vini Jr.’s run and the Brazilian claimed his second assist of the night as he left Lucas Vázquez with the simplest of tasks to tap home on 79’. Just two minutes later and buoyed by that second goal, Madrid further extended their advantage. Valverde unleashed an unstoppable right-footed effort from range that means that he has now been on target in each of his last three outings and moves top of the madridistas' scoring charts in LaLiga.


Real Madrid remain unbeaten in competitive games so far this season. That's 16 games (11 in LaLiga, 4 in the Champions League and the European Super Cup), 14 of which have ended in victory.


The Uruguayan is enjoying an incredible start to the campaign having his 7 goals in 16 games already. Six have come in LaLiga, making him the top scorer in the championship for Ancelotti's side.




The referee

Hernández Hernández (Las Palmas Committee), assisted by Naranjo Pérez and Sanchez Rojo. Alemán Pérez was the fourth official and Jaime Latre (Aragon Committee) was the VAR.