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Real Madrid comeback at Pizjuán

Lenin Boscaney
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Real Madrid comeback at Pizjuán – News – WebMediums
Benzema scored the winning goal at 90+2'.

This Sunday the match corresponding to matchday 32 of LaLiga took place where Sevilla received Real Madrid at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium and ended up losing with a score of 2-3, after going into the break with a two-goal lead.

Madrid, who had just qualified for the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday after coming back from the tie against Chelsea, this time came out with some new features in the starting lineup. Ancelotti placed Lucas Vázquez on the right wing and Dani Carvajal on the left, since Mendy is injured.

In the same way, he placed Camavinga in the center of the spinal cord, since Casemiro could not play due to an accumulation of cards. He was accompanied by Modric and Tony Kross. Vinicius, Benzema and Valverde were in the attack, who also played a little late to help create and recover the ball.

The game began with the initiatives of the home team to try to score in the first minutes. This was a confrontation of direct rivals, which Julen Lopetegui wanted to take advantage of to get closer to the leader of the table. Barcelona will face Cadiz on Monday and will try to close the gap.

Sevilla's first danger came in the 8th minute when they gave a pass to Martial who was at the edge of the area and, turning, took a shot that went slightly wide to the left post. In the following minutes, Sevilla tried to impose their dominance, cutting off merengue initiatives and trying to create danger in Courtois's goal.

At 19', Lucas Vázquez recovered a ball from the edge of the Madrid area and tried to get out in the middle, but lost the ball and quickly tried to create a scoring chance for the local team, but Modric entered hard and caused a free kick very close to the area.

At 21', Rakitic takes the free kick, but the barrier opens when Militao jumps to one side, precisely that way the ball passes and enters the back of the net. 1-0 for Seville.

However, at minute 25 the Andalusians would score again. A pass received by Corona caused the Mexican to enter the area and, although Militao marked him closely, he was unable to prevent the goal from taking place. Courtois also came out, but the striker passed it to the middle where Eric Lamela arrived, who took a powerful low shot and made it 2-0.

At minute 37, there was an entry by Camavinga on Martial that almost cost the Frenchman a second yellow card. The Sevilla player is replaced by Ocampos. In the final minutes, Madrid tried to create danger in Bono's area, especially through Benzema, who had a chance at 43' when he took a shot between two defenders.

Thus they would go to rest, but in the second half the visitors would come out with a different face. Ancelotti substitutes Rodrygo for Camavinga and Lopetegui replaces Gómez with Óliver Torres. In Madrid, the Brazilian would go to the extreme right and Valverde would go down to the midfield.

At minute 47', the Whites would give the first warning through Benzema, who ended up neutralizing the goalkeeper in a one-on-one with goalkeeper Bono.

However, the first for Real Madrid would come in the 50th minute when, in an attack by the whites from the left, Vinicius passed it to Carvajal and the side centered it low for the Brazilian Rodrygo to arrive, who finished off in the small area and converts the partial 2-1.

At 53' Madrid tried again and this time through Militao, who took a shot from mid-range that ended up deflecting goalkeeper Bono to a corner. A minute later Benzema arrived in the area and he centered it crawling and Rodrygo almost came back. Madrid had Sevilla cornered in their area.

At 62' Lopetegui would make some changes. Bring out Acuña and Corona; and put in Gudelj and Augustinsson. A minute later Madrid arrives again and this time through Rodrygo who, from the right of the area, gives it to Benzema, who shoots first and the ball passes very close to the left post.

At 72' Sevilla would have a clear chance that they didn't know how to take advantage of. Oliver sends a center from the left, appealing to the height of Rafa Mir who receives it while being free of a mark, but the shot goes wide. It could have been the goal that sentenced the match.

At minute 74 the controversial play of the match would take place. Inside the area Vinicius receives a ball that he counters, shoots from the right and scores the tie, however, the Sevilla players protest a possible handball and the referee annuls the action. The referee reviewed the VAR where it is clearly seen that he received it with his chest, but it ends up invalidating the goal.

At 81', Ancelotti brought out Modric and Lucas Vázquez and brought in Asensio and Nacho. The latter, a minute later, would mark the tie. The play came through Carvajal who entered the area from the right to the bottom line and then passed it to Nacho near the penalty spot, where he finished off the ball and sent it into the back of the net. Partial tie.

Madrid continued to generate dangerous plays to achieve the comeback. Meanwhile, the referee showed the seven minutes of extension and at 90+2', Vinicius filtered a ball into the area that fell to Rodrygo and he passed it to Benzema, who finished off near the small area and scored the final 2-3. Historic comeback in Pizjuán!

At 90+5' Benzema leaves and Mariano enters. Those from Sevilla would try to tie the score, but time would run out with the victory suffered by Ancelotti's team, which takes hold of the lead with 15 points ahead of Sevilla, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona who will play this Monday.

This Sunday Granada also played against Levante where the Blaugrana team won away with a score of 1-4. For the visitors they scored Gómez, Morales, Malsa and Soldier; while for those at home Collado scored the discount.

Atlético received Espanyol at the Wanda Metropolitano, which they beat with a score of 2-1. Carrasco scored the two goals for the mattresses, one from a penalty; while for the 'parakeets' Raúl de Tomás discounted. Athletic Bilbao fell 0-2 at the Nuevo San Mamés against Celta with goals from Aspas and Beltrán.