Real record-run ends
A stunning stoppage time winner from Stevan Jovetic ended Real Madrid`s Spanish record 40-game unbeaten run on Sunday as Sevilla scored twice in the final five minutes to win 2-1 at the Sanchez Pizjuan.
Madrid: A stunning stoppage time winner from Stevan Jovetic ended Real Madrid`s Spanish record 40-game unbeaten run on Sunday as Sevilla scored twice in the final five minutes to win 2-1 at the Sanchez Pizjuan. Cristiano Ronaldo`s penalty put Madrid in front 23 minutes from time, but Sergio Ramos`s own goal levelled before Jovetic, making his La Liga debut on loan from Inter Milan, curled home from 25 yards.
Victory takes Sevilla to within a point of Real at the top of the table, but Madrid also have a game in hand. Sevilla had been just seconds away from ending Real`s run just four days ago until Karim Benzema`s stoppage time equaliser allowed Real to advance 6-3 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey after a 3-3 draw on Thursday.
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. And the home fans took extra delight as it was Ramos, so often Real`s saviour with important late goals, who inspired Sevilla`s fightback when he turned into his own net before Jovetic struck in the most dramatic of circumstances.
Until the final five minutes Real looked defensively solid as Zinedine Zidane switched to a back three to match up with Sevilla`s favoured formation.Ronaldo had the best opportunity of the first-half when he sliced wide.