Eden Hazard scores injury-time equaliser vs Sevilla to keep Real Madrid's title hopes alive


Following Barcelona and Atletico Madrid’s 0-0 draw on Saturday, the door was opened for Real Madrid and Sevilla, who faced each other on Sunday.

A Real Madrid win would put them top of La Liga, while Sevilla could get themselves back in the hunt themselves with a victory.

Real thought they had taken the lead after 12 minutes but Karim Benzema’s header was ruled out thanks to an offside in the build-up.

Ten minutes later, Sevilla then did take the lead through Fernando.

They looked fairly comfortable for the remainder of the first half at the Alfredo di Stefano.

However, with a little more than 20 minutes remaining, Real equalised through Marco Asensio.

Game on.

But with a little more than 10 minutes remaining, there was controversy.

Sevilla appealed for a penalty for handball following a corner, which wasn’t given.

The home side broke and Karim Benzema rounded the Sevilla goalkeeper, before Bono brought him down. Penalty and surely a red card.


However, referee Juan Martínez Munuera was called over to the VAR monitor to check whether Sevilla should have had a penalty in the first place.

It was a penalty. But to who?

After several minutes, Munuera pointed towards Real’s penalty area to signal a penalty kick to Sevilla! Wow.

Ivan Rakitic stepped up and slotted it past Thibaut Courtois.

However, Real Madrid weren’t done and in the 94th-minute salvaged what could be a crucial point.

Toni Kroos took a long-range shot which deflected off Eden Hazard and into the back of the net.

Hazard was the villian after being seen laughing at Real’s exit in the Champions League against Chelsea but his flicked equaliser may well go on to win his side the title.



How has that left La Liga table?

Well, Atletico Madrid stay top on 77 points, as Real Madrid go second on 75, Barcelona are also on 75 while Sevilla have 71.


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