Possible penalty call for Madrid as the ball strikes Diego Carlos on the arm. A quick VAR check decides that there was no infringement and play continues. It’s something of a coin toss these days with the old handball rule but in this case the decision seems to be the correct one.
A loss for Madrid tonight is by no means a curtain call on their title ambitions as there will still be 9 points in play as Marcelo drives the ball wide.
There is still obviously time for Zidane’s side to turn things around tjis evening with more than 60′ left to play here at Valdebebas.
Sevilla do look the ‘fresher’ side tonight and it’s true that much of Madrid’s play is predictable and laboured. A normal occurrence after the midweek exertions of the Champions League as Madrid crashed out at the hands of Chelsea in London.
The whistle sounds for the end of the first half and the guests are ahead through Fernando. Well deserved lead it has to be said… Madrid have huffed and puffed and yet to really test Bono with Vinicius and Benzema looking lively for the home side.
Sublime play from the visitors as they move the ball from deep inside their own half with a perfect level of transition. The ball falls to Navas and the veteran is fouled by Marcelo. Kounde head and Courtois saves from the resulting free!
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— rafanew32 (@rafanew32) May 9, 2021