Sevilla 3-2 Real Madrid: LaLiga Santander 2017-18
Despite scoring twice late on, Zidane's B team fell apart again as Sevilla earned victory with strikes by Ben Yedder and Layún, and a Ramos own goal. Jamaica vs USA: Gold Cup live
Sevilla 3-2 Real Madrd: match report
Real Madrid showed up to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with their second unit and they performed like one as Sevilla outplayed them for most of the game on Wednesday night.
There were chances for Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos and Theo Hernandez along with a mixture of young and old all over the field for Real Madrid. It hardly worked though as Sevilla took the lead after 26 minutes after some very generous defending from Vallejo and Sergio Ramos.
It didn't get much better from there for Real Madrid as Miguel Layun buried Sevilla's second on the stroke of half-time. It was more questionable defending from the visitors.
Sergio Ramos missed a penalty after Asensio was fouled in the area. He rattled the crossbar and would score an own-goal in the 84th minute from Gabriel Mercado's cross from the right.
Borja Mayoral headed home a consolation with three minutes to go and Ramos scored a penalty, his second attempt, when Mercado pushed Theo Hernandez in the chest right in front of the referee.
Ramos became the dubious owner of a rare record when he sent Soria the wrong way as he became the first player to miss a penalty, score an own goal and score a penalty in a game in the Spain's top flight.
Zidane won't be too upset given there's little to play for and says he won't reproach the players for the effort in the second half. There is that worry, however, that this form will creep into their form in Europe and that's when it becomes problematic.
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Sevilla and Real Madrid play at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday night in a game that was re-fixed for the Copa del Rey final in which Barcelona hammered Vicenzo Montella's side. He has since been sacked with Joaquin Caparros replacing him and the side from beside El Nervion responded to his coaching thus far. They beat Real Sociedad last weekend and look to continue their fight for a European place.
Zinedine Zidane has opted to rest several of his star players with some of them injured and suspended to help with his rotation. Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco and Dani Carvajal are injured while Gareth Bale is suspended. Marcelo, Varane, Modric, Kroos and Navas are all rested.
Sevilla, on the other hand, have Jesus Navas out injured with Carole, Sarabia and Kjaer joining him on the treatment table. Caparros says before the game that, "We said we had to go step by step. Friday's match is history now. Now another match arrives against a great team. We depend on ourselves."