Witness the complete playback and noteworthy moments of the thrilling clash between Sevilla and Real Madrid. The much-awaited face-off commenced at 16:30 (GMT) on the illustrious 21st of October 2023. Guiding the proceedings on the pitch is none other than the esteemed referee, Ricardo De Burgos. The formidable Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán served as the battleground for this enthralling bout. Brace yourself for an encounter that falls under the umbrella of Spain’s highly competitive La Liga, specifically Week 10 of the fiercely contested 2023/2024 season.
Sevilla vs Real Madrid Full Match Reports
Sevilla halted their streak of four consecutive home defeats to Real Madrid in a thrilling 1-1 draw at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. Diego Alonso’s inaugural match in charge of the UEFA Europa League champions made the hosts just the second team to deny Los Blancos a victory this season.
There was no easing back into club football for Real Madrid. They burst out of the gates, subjecting Sevilla to an early onslaught. Incredibly, Los Blancos found the back of the net twice within the first 10 minutes, only to see both goals disallowed. First, a remarkable finish by Federico Valverde from an acute angle was annulled due to Jude Bellingham’s offside position. Then, the Englishman himself was left frustrated as his sublime strike was chalked off due to a foul in the build-up.
Following the early barrage, Sevilla gradually gained momentum and generated a flurry of opportunities that left the home fans bewildered as to why their team hadn’t scored. First, Ivan Rakitić’s goal-bound attempt was cleared off the line by Daniel Carvajal, and Lucas Ocampos’ follow-up shot from long range was repelled by Kepa Arrizabalaga. Ocampos later turned provider, slotting in Youssef En-Nesyri, but the Moroccan missed the target, resulting in a pulsating first half ending goalless.
Carlo Ancelotti surely sought improvement from his side after the break, and, like the first half, the visitors dominated the early stages. Toni Kroos narrowly missed the target with a shot, while Rodrygo was thwarted by Ørjan Nyland before Kroos’ volley was blocked by his former teammate, Sergio Ramos.
Ramos, who had worn the number four with distinction for Madrid, endured a forgettable moment as Los Blancos fell behind late in the game. Marcos Acuña’s inviting cross was initially met by David Alaba, but his attempt to clear the ball inadvertently led to an own goal. The home fans had barely finished celebrating when their lead was nullified by a towering header from Carvajal.
Both teams had their share of chances, with Ramos coming close with a stunning header that Arrizabalaga brilliantly denied. The flow of the game was disrupted by an impromptu shoving match, and despite both sides displaying a strong desire to secure a victory, they ultimately shared the spoils. While Sevilla’s winless streak against Real Madrid extended to a 10th match, there were certainly positives to take from the encounter for Sevilla, who missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table ahead of their upcoming clash with arch-rivals Barcelona.
Man of the Match: Sergio Ramos (Sevilla).