Real Madrid moved up to third in La Liga after late goals from Casemiro and Luka Modric defeated Sevilla. Real Madrid found their best version of the season after experiencing a string of poor results and controversies. A great goal from Casemiro from outside the area and a late goal by Luka Modric in the aggregate brought the victory.
Real Madrid vs Sevilla match always brings a result as the two sides had not played out a draw since 1993. However, the last night match was heading towards a scoreless draw until defensive midfielder Casemiro opened the scoring with a stunning long-range shot from outside the box.
Meanwhile, Madrid manager Santiago Solari celebrated the first goal of his team in the victory against Sevilla with a joy that was not seen before in his almost three months at the helm of Real Madrid.
In the press conference after the meeting, Solari valued the triumph and the contribution of one of his key players, Modric. “It is difficult to highlight one, we played very well and Luka, of course, was very good. We pressed up, there were times, we deserved to score and it was a very complete match."
He further said, “We will fight for the three competitions until the end, always. For Madrid, there is nothing impossible."
Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Reguilón; Casemiro, Ceballos (Valverde, m.88), Modric; Lucas Vázquez (Isco, m.77), Vinicius and Benzema.
Vaclík; Carriço, Kjaer, Sergi Gómez; Jesus Navas, Sarabia, Éver Banega, Franco Vázquez, Escudero (Bryan, m.86); Ben Yedder (Promes, m.71) and André Silva (Munir, m.75).
1-0, m.78. Casemiro. 2-0, m.92: Modric.
Mateu Lahoz (Valencian school). Amonestó to Casemiro (61) and Ceballos (65), by Real Madrid; and to Carriço (30), Banega (54) and Kjaer (85), for Sevilla.