Stevan Jovetic stunner ends Real Madrid unbeaten run
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 16, 2017,
Jan 16, 2017, 0:47
The result leaves Real Madrid with just a 1 point lead over Sevilla at the top of La Liga, although Zinedine Zidane's side do have a game in hand.
Following a couple of fiery Copa del Rey encounters between these sides, passions were again running high at the always atmospheric Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 67th-minute penalty looked like extending Real's sensational run without losing in all competitions to 41 matches, but two goals in the closing stages handed the visitors defeat for the first time since April 2016.
During his La Liga debut on Sunday, Jovetic bagged the victor in injury time to end Madrid's undefeated run in all competitions at 40.
However, the bad blood from that match boiled over as former Sevilla favourite Ramos's clash with the most fervent section of the home support continued with the Real captain roundly jeered every time he touched the ball.More news: President-Elect Trump: We Are Going To Create A Lot Of New Jobs
The two sides had played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the King's Cup on Thursday, with Real fighting back from 3-1 down in the final stages to preserve their record unbeaten run.
However, Real helped the hosts even the score when Sergio Ramos headed into his own net on 86 minutes to make it a nervy finish.
Stevan Jovetic settled the match in extra-time when his curling shot from outside the box went into the net.
Despite Vitolo's best attempts to damage the penalty spot as Ronaldo prepared to take, the Portuguese comfortably dispatched the ball into the bottom corner for his 23rd goal against Sevilla.