Copa del Rey

(3) AGG (6)
  • Danilo 10’
  • S. Jovetić 53’
  • Iborra 77’
  • 48’ Marco Asensio
  • 90’ K. Benzema
1 Half Time 0
Copa del Rey
Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán
Attendance 36,943


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      SI S. Jovetić SO J. Correa
    • 45'
    • 45'
      Correa, the victim of an earlier challenge from Casemiro, can't play on here and is replaced on the stroke of half-time by Stevan Jovetic, who makes his Sevilla debut.
    • 90'
      G K. Benzema Assist J. Correa
    • 90'
      HE'S DONE IT! THE RUN CONTINUES! UNBELIEVABLE! Incredibly sloppy and complacent play in defence from Sevilla sees Benzema weave his way through into the area, before his shot takes a deflection off Lenglet to wrong-foot Soria and pull Real level with the last kick of the match!
    • 90'
    • 90'
      THAT MIGHT DO IT! Pressure stays on following a Real corner, but Marcelo drills a shot wide of the far post from distance. Sevilla have just one minute to see off here to become the first team to beat Real Madrid in 40 matches.
    • 0'
      That's all for our live coverage, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
    • 0'
      Karim Benzema's goal with the last kick of the match dramatically extends Los Blancos' winning run to a Spanish record 40 matches, while booking their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Sevilla looked firmly in control when Vincente Iborra made it 3-1 Sevilla with just over 10 minutes to play
    • 0'
      Danilo's own-goal has Sevilla ahead after an intense, entertaining and frenzied first half at the Estadio Ramon Sanzhez Pizjuan. Real Madrid continue to lead on aggregate, but there's time still for the hosts to turn this around.
    • 0'
      Jorge Sampaoli makes a wealth of alteration to his XI - six, to be exact - from the first leg. David Soria, Clement Lenglet, Matias Kranevitter, Pablo Sarabia and a new strike force in Luciano Vietto and Wissam Ben Yedder are brought into the side, with Sergio Rico, Mariano, Steven N'Zonzi, Ganso, S
    • 0'
      Zidane makes three changes from the first leg in Madrid. Mariano is brought in to lead the line, while Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez are also brought into the team, at the expense of Raphael Varane, James Rodriguez and Luka Modric.
    • 0'
      SUBS: Nasri, Pareja, Jovetic, Ganso, Vitolo, Rico, Kiyotake.
    • 0'
      SEVILLA (3-5-2): Soria; Mercado, Lenglet, Rami; Correa, Iborra, Kranevitter, Sarabia, Escudero; Vietto, Ben Yedder.
    • 0'
      SUBS: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Benzema, Coentrao, Kovacic, Enzo.
    • 0'
      REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Casilla; Danilo, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Asensio; Vazquez, Morata, Mariano.
    • 0'
      And so, following a lopsided 3-0 first leg, it will be very curious to see what sort of emphasis these two coaches put on tonight’s match, with a league showdown looming on Sunday. Without further ado, here’s a look at the team news:
    • 0'
      To make matters more interesting, these sides will clash again at the Pizjuan in less than 72 hours, as Sevilla aim to narrow the gap at the top and prevent Real from becoming runaway leaders.
    • 0'
      While the focus tonight remains on the cup, the real battle developing between these two sides may well be in the league. Sevilla are currently Real’s closest title competitors, four points off the top.
    • 0'
      Zinedine Zidane’s side carry the commanding aggregate lead with them to Seville this evening, with tonight’s hosts needing nothing short of a miracle to turn the tie around, and prevent Real Madrid from setting a new record for consecutive matches unbeaten by a LaLiga outfit.
    • 0'
      The first leg of this cup tie was not kind to Sevilla. They were greeted in Madrid by a trio of first-half goals from Real, two from James Rodriguez, as the league leaders cruised to a 3-0 victory.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage from the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for some Copa del Rey action, as Sevilla host Real Madrid in the return leg of their last-16 tie!
    • 1'
      AND THEY'RE OFF! Sevilla get us underway, attacking right to left in their all-white strip, with Real Madrid in purple.
    • 3'
      Less than 60 seconds into the match and Sevilla have their first shot on target, through Escudero, who sees his half-volley from 20 yards beaten away by Casilla. The fast start serves as a source of encouragement for the hosts, who continue to apply the pressure, before a foul ends what looked like
    • 5'
      Real respond accordingly with a decent spell of their own, though they fail to test Soria. There's a lovely tempo to this match in the early stages, and given Sevilla's need to take chances to turn around the first-leg defeat, it's very likely to continue throughout.
    • 7'
      Professional foul there from Mercado, who shoves Kroos in the back to stop a break, and he's issued the first yellow card here, after just seven minutes.
    • 9'
      Sevilla are smart to play advantage following an Asensio foul, as they break quickly into attack. Escudero has acres of space to float in a cross, but his delivery lacks quality as Marcelo is able to clear with ease. End-to-end action here at the Pizjuan.
    • 10'
      DREAM START FOR SEVILLA! Maybe, just maybe, we have a tie on our hands after all! Sarabia whips in a terrific cross from the left flank, which Danilo winds up heading into his own net with Iborra lurking! It was a terrific header, ironically enough, leaving Casilla no chance. He appeared to be caugh
    • 12'
      STAT: Sevilla have not beat Real Madrid by a three-goal margin since a 4-1 victory in 2003 – which still would not be enough for them to progress beyond this last-16 tie.
    • 13'
      Very late arriving is Lucas Vazquez at the feet of Escudero, sending him to ground rather hastily, and that will see him into the referee's book. One yellow for each team here and we're not even through 15 minutes.
    • 15'
      Sarabia is penalised for a handball on the fringes of the penalty area, presenting Real with an excellent set-piece opportunity. Kroos' delivery is punched clear by Soria, but only as far as Vazquez, who has all sorts of time to shoot, but lifts an effort miles over the bar.
    • 17'
      Real Madrid are back in the ascendency here, with Sevilla looking a bit vulnerable as they come under increased pressure. Their passing out from the back is sloppy, and it's allowed Real to keep the hosts hemmed in.
    • 19'
      While Sevilla still need two more goals without reply to force extra-time, they can't be so inclined to go all-out in attack. An away goal for Real would essentially put this tie to bed, forcing Sevilla to win by a four-goal margin should they concede.
    • 21'
      STAT: Sevilla have now scored at least once in each of their last 15 league home games against Real Madrid.
    • 23'
      OPPORTUNITY WASTED! Sevilla break in numbers with Real caught out. Ben Yedder surges forward and has two team-mates in acres of space to his right, but doesn't spot them. Instead he goes left for Escudero, before the move eventually ends in an offside. Real had just one defender back there initially
    • 25'
      COMEDY OF ERRORS! First it's Rami's slip that allows Mariano through. The striker's touch is heavy, inviting Soria off his line. The keeper tries to clear the threat, but his clearance comes off Mariano and back towards the gaping goal, bouncing just wide!
    • 27'
      IT'S IN... BUT IT WON'T COUNT! Some finish, that, from Mariano, who hammers an effort into the ceiling of the goal from 15 yards, but the whistle has just sounded for offside. It's the right call though, as Mariano just mistimed his run.
    • 29'
      CASILLA TO THE RESCUE! Bit of an interesting decision from Sevilla, though, who win a free-kick on the edge of the box, almost dead centre, but opt to play on with the advantage. Eventually Ben Yedder is teed up, but his effort from relatively the same location is parried by Casilla.
    • 31'
      STAT: Real Madrid are the side in the Top 5 European Leagues with the highest average of shots on target per game this season (7.63).
    • 33'
      CRUCIAL FROM THE MIDFIELDER! Two quick passes and Sevilla are out quickly from the back following a Real corner. Vietto is picked out at the halfway line and all he has to do is get the ball across to his right to play Ben Yedder clean through on goal, but Casemiro reads it the whole way, stepping u
    • 35'
      There's a real anarchic feel to this match as the end-to-end action continues. It's made for a wonderfully entertaining contest, which remains very much in the balance. If Sevilla can get the next goal, we're in for an absolutely joyous conclusion to the match.
    • 37'
      Sevilla don't know the meaning of patience in possession. They get forward, or at least aim to, so quickly when they win the ball back, that Real are never afforded the time to get organised. The contributions of Casemiro have proved to be incredibly valuable in this first half as a result.
    • 39'
      Momentum is squarely on the hosts' side as we approach the final five minutes of the first half. They're looking threatening as they try to double their lead before the interval, and the crowd is behind them in full force here.
    • 41'
      STAT: This season under Sampaoli, Sevilla have won seven out of eight home La Liga games, losing only against Barcelona.
    • 43'
      INCHES WIDE! That had equaliser written all over it. Kroos and Mariano work a tidy one-two on the edge of the area. Kroos takes the second pass and directs a first-time effort at goal which drifts no more than an inch or two wide of the near post, with Soria rooted to his spot!
    • 46'
      Back underway in Seville...
    • 48'
      G Marco Asensio Assist J. Correa
    • 48'
      GO AHEAD AND TAKE IT! A remarkable, individual run from Asensio who burns Sevilla on the break! He runs seemingly the length of pitch, with Vietto the only one able to keep up. Asensio rides out the striker's challenge and finishes beautifully though the legs of Soria!
    • 50'
      That is a back-breaking goal for Sevilla, who would need to score four more goals to win this tie. Real are assured of the away-goal advantage, so Sevilla have to win by four now, not three. You hate to say it's over with so much time left, but it's looking rather improbable for the hosts.
    • 52'
      STAT: Real Madrid are unbeaten in 39 matches across all competitions (W30, D9), equalling a record for Spanish clubs. No LaLiga team has ever gone unbeaten through 40 matches.
    • 53'
      G S. Jovetić Assist J. Correa
    • 53'
      HOW'S THAT FOR A DEBUT?! And how about that for a finish from Jovetic, who expertly volleys an unstoppable effort beyond Casilla from 10 yards! It's still an uphill battle for Sevilla, but there's hope.
    • 55'
      SI S. Nasri SO J. Correa
    • 55'
      A second change here for Sevilla sees Samir Nasri replace Vietto.
    • 58'
      SI M. Kovačić SO J. Correa
    • 58'
      Zidane goes to his bench for the first time tonight, bringing Mateo Kovacic on at the expense of Mariano.
    • 60'
      You have to wonder here if Sevilla will be more focused on ending Real Madrid's unbeaten run than they will turning this tie around. That would be cause enough for celebration for them tonight, should they deny Real the record of 40 successive matches without defeat.
    • 62'
      Tensions rise here as Iborra gets his arm into the back of Ramos' head as the two compete for a ball in the air. It appeared rather innocent from the Sevilla skipper, but the referee pulls out his yellow card.
    • 63'
      Kovacic is booked just minutes after coming on.
    • 63'
      OUTSTANDING SAVE! Neat bit of interplay from Sevilla in attack sees Jovetic teed up just inside the box, but his strike is turned aside by the foot of Casilla! Some stop, that, from the Real keeper!
    • 64'
      SI Daniel Carvajal SO J. Correa
    • 64'
      Real Madrid's second change sees Daniel Carvajal replace Vazquez.
    • 65'
      SI Vitolo SO J. Correa
    • 65'
      Vitolo comes on foe Mercado, as Jorge Sampaoli makes his final change - and a very positive one at that.
    • 67'
      WELL-SAVED! Soria, who really has not had the best of matches tonight, comes up with a crucial save here, diving across to his right to parry Kroos' deflected effort from distance.
    • 69'
      YIKES! Well it turns out to be a great clearance in the end, but that was a real heart-in-the-throat moment for Sevilla as Rami slides in to break up a low cross from the right, and knocks it agonisingly wide of his near post.
    • 71'
      NOT FAR AWAY! Escudero tries his luck from range and doesn't miss the target by much. Sevilla pouring the pressure on here, eager to get the third goal that would put Real Madrid's unbeaten run in serious jeopardy.
    • 72'
      Jovetic is booked for a foul just a few short seconds later, but Real Madrid are unable to make anything of the ensuing free-kick.
    • 72'
      Kiko Casilla goes into the book as he takes his sweet time restarting play. Not so sure time-wasting is on his mind, though, given the record that's at stake.
    • 74'
      STAT: Under Zidane, Real Madrid have won 10 out of 11 games without Cristiano Ronaldo (D1), scoring an average of 3 goals per game (twice beating Sevilla; 3-2 and 3-0).
    • 76'
      SI K. Benzema SO J. Correa
    • 76'
      The final change of the night for either side sees Ream Madrid bring Karim Benzema on for Morata.
    • 77'
      G Iborra Assist J. Correa
    • 77'
      THAT MIGHT DO IT! Casilla can't get a strong hand to the ball at his near post, unable to convincingly collect, which invites Iborra to attack, and the midfielder's determination is unmatched as he pokes the ball home! It's scrappy, but unquestionably deserved!
    • 79'
      TOO MUCH! Carvajal comes under scrutiny of his team-mates here, and rightfully so. He makes a good run down the right, but waits far too long to get a cross in, before Kranevitter eventually snuffs out the move.
    • 81'
      It's absolutely deafening inside the Pizjuan now! Another goal for Sevilla would set-up a grandstand finish, and you really wouldn't want to bet against them right now...
    • 82'
      PENALTY TO REAL MADRID! Casemiro goes down following a bit of contact into his back from Kranevitter, and that might be curtains for Sevilla!
    • 83'
      NO MISTAKE! Cool as you'd like from Ramos, who has never been one to crack under pressure. Real Madrid through to the quarters now, surely, but they need one more to keep the unbeaten run alive.
    • 84'
      Casemiro flies through a challenge on Vitolo and he goes into the book for that, rather unsurprisingly.
    • 86'
      STUNNING SAVE! Casilla somehow gets down to his right and manages to keep out Jovetic's header at full-stretch! Incessant action here at the Pizjuan and you get a sense that there might just be another goal or two in this game...
    • 88'
      There can be little argument here from Marcelo, who recklessly goes in to try and win the ball from Sarabia, unsuccessfully, and is booked for his efforts.
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes added on at the end of this match.

    Line Up

    Sergio Escudero
    Daniel Carvajal
    Sergio Ramos
    Marco Asensio


    Lucas Vázquez


    Julen Lopetegui
    Zinedine Zidane



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 0 0
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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