Real Madrid continues in their impressive form as Karim Benzema scored a late winner to help them fight back from two goals down to beat Sevilla and close in on the La Liga title. The hosts stunned Real Madrid in the first half through Ivan Rakitic’s free-kick and Erik Lamela’s close-range strike.
Karim Benzema Scores Late Goal to Give Real Madrid Victory over Seville
The visitors pulled one back early in the second half through Rodrygo before substitute Nacho drove in an equalizer late on from Dani Carvajal’s cross. Karim Benzema then completed the remarkable turnaround in stoppage time. The striker squeezed a shot past Bono from a cut-back to make sure the visitors took a huge win that moves them 15 points clear at the top of the table with six games remaining.
The goal continued Benzema’s excellent form this season and added to his recent match-winning heroics. The France international scored a back-to-back hat-trick against Paris St-Germain and Chelsea respectively. He also scored in the return leg to help Real Madrid seal their win over Chelsea in the return leg on aggregate 5-4.
Sevilla, who would have gone second with a win and cut the gap at the top to nine points, remain third, level on 60 points with second-placed Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in fourth. Barcelona has two games in hand on Real but it would still take an incredible collapse from Carlo Ancelotti’s side to be caught in the closing stages.