Rodrigo’s Brace Secures Victory for Real Madrid against Sevilla
In a thrilling encounter at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, Real Madrid emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over Sevilla in the 37th round of the Spanish League. Rodrigo played a pivotal role, scoring both goals for Real Madrid in the 29th and 69th minutes, while Rafa Mir found the net for Sevilla in the early stages of the match. With this crucial victory, Real Madrid increased their points tally to 77 in the La Liga standings, trailing leaders Barcelona by 8 points. Meanwhile, Sevilla remained in tenth place with 49 points.
Sevilla Takes Early Lead:
The match began with Sevilla applying pressure and taking an early lead in the 3rd minute. Brian Gill’s shot from inside the penalty area deflected off defender Militao and fell to Rafa Mir, who made no mistake in finding the back of the net. Real Madrid responded in the 14th minute, as Rodrigo Joyce unleashed a shot from inside the penalty area, narrowly missing the target.
In the 29th minute, Rodrigo leveled the score for Real Madrid with a powerful direct free kick that beat goalkeeper Yassin Bono to his left. The match continued with Montiel of Sevilla coming close to scoring in the 35th minute, hitting the right post of Courtois’ goal. The first half ended with both teams tied at 1-1.
Rodrigo’s Winning Goal:
The second half saw Ivan Rakitic attempting long-range shots for Sevilla, but his efforts failed to trouble the Real Madrid goal. In the 69th minute, Rodrigo struck again, receiving a pass from Toni Kroos, dribbling past defenders, and firing a shot to the left of Bono, securing his brace and giving Real Madrid a crucial lead.
Acuña’s Red Card:
Sevilla’s hopes of a comeback were dealt a blow in the 83rd minute when Marcos Acuña was shown a red card for a violent challenge on Real Madrid’s Danny Ceballos. With a numerical advantage, Real Madrid maintained control of the game and dominated possession, denying Sevilla any real scoring opportunities.
Real Madrid Clinches Three Valuable Points:
As the match progressed, Real Madrid held onto their lead and controlled the ball, limiting Sevilla’s attacking threats. The final whistle confirmed their 2-1 victory, securing three important points from a challenging away fixture.
Rodrigo’s exceptional performance propelled Real Madrid to victory against Sevilla, with his two goals proving decisive. This result boosted Real Madrid’s standing in the La Liga table, although they still trailed Barcelona by 8 points. Sevilla fought hard but fell short, unable to find an equalizer. Real Madrid’s ability to maintain control and secure a vital away win showcased their resilience and determination in pursuit of the league title.