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Sevilla 2-3 Real Madrid: Benzema's winner completes fightback

Sevilla looked to be breathing life back in LaLiga's title race, but Carlo Ancelotti's side produced a brutal second-half performance to make a real statement

03 November 2021, Spain, Madrid: Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D soccer match between Real Madrid CF and FC Shakhtar Donetsk at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Photo: Ruben Albarran/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
File photo of Real Madrid's Karim Benzema at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Photo: Ruben Albarran/dpa.

Real Madrid fought back from 2-0 down to beat Sevilla 3-2 as Karim Benzema's stoppage-time winner took them a step closer to clinching the title.

Sevilla looked to be breathing life back in LaLiga's title race, but Carlo Ancelotti's side produced a brutal second-half performance to make a real statement.

Perhaps suffering something of a Champions League hangover, Madrid were sluggish and found themselves trailing to goals from Ivan Rakitic and Erik Lamela, both caused by defensive mishaps.

But the pattern of play was dramatically flipped on its head after the break, with Rodrygo pulling one back and fellow substitute Nacho Fernandez equalising, before king of comebacks Benzema sealed the turnaround.

Sevilla 2-3 Real Madrid: Benzema's winner completes fightback
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