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T. Kroos
4 - 1
Cristiano Ronaldo
T. Kroos
3 - 1
S. Jovetić
2 - 1
Cristiano Ronaldo
2 - 0
1 - 0

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Shots On Target 7 6
Total Passes 481 502
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Zidane's men now need just four points from their two remaining games to clinch the title.
While Barcelona are also winners today to stay top, the title is still in Madrid's hands after an ultimately resounding 4-1 success against Sevilla. Nacho and Kroos scored either side of a Cristiano Ronaldo brace as Jovetic's strike mattered little despite a strong first-half display.
90' + 2' FULL-TIME: Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla.
90' + 1' Cristiano Ronaldo, seeking a hat-trick, dashes in behind and, although he's pushed wide, a smart backheel forces a corner.
90' There will be two minutes added on here as Madrid see this win out.
W. Ben Yedder
M. Krohn-Dehli
89' SUB! Krohn-Dehli, a late call-up making his first appearance of the season, makes way for Wissam Ben Yedder.
Diego González
J. Correa
88' SUB! Correa is off, too, with Diego Gonzalez coming on.
88' SAVE! A long, long Madrid move - the ball passed across almost every yard of the pitch - results in Asensio shooting straight at Sergio Rico. Nacho was played in again on the left and drilled a cross at his team-mate.
86' The home crowd are now cheering every pass as Madrid showboat. This was such a tough test for long periods, but Zidane's men have got through it and taken full control.
84' Nacho, who opened the scoring, gets the assist, turning a low cross onto Kroos' toe.
T. Kroos
84' GOAL! Madrid are running riot now and the three points are secured! A lightning fast move down the left results in Kroos poking the ball just inside the right-hand post. Marvellous from the hosts. 4-1.
Lucas Vázquez
Yellow Card
83' YELLOW! And now a card for Lucas Vazquez as he challenges Vitolo.
82' CHANCE! Magnificent from Modric as he teases a pass through a defender's legs to Lucas Vazquez, but the finish is far too high.
Yellow Card
80' YELLOW! Nacho, too, is booked, rather harshly, and he's out of the Celta game in midweek.
J. Correa
Yellow Card
80' YELLOW! Correa is in the book as he clashes with Nacho.
T. Kroos
78' Asensio fed Kroos, who picked out Cristiano Ronaldo for that finish. A fine strike, but also an excellent team move.
Cristiano Ronaldo
78' GOAL! It's Cristiano Ronaldo, it's a stunner and it's surely game over! The forward appears to be surrounded in an awkward position as the ball falls on his left foot in the area, but he hammers a stupendous finish in off the crossbar at the left-hand post. 3-1.
75' Madrid are still winning set-pieces at the other end, though. A free-kick finds the head of Ramos, but he cannot direct the ball on target.
73' A vital claim from Navas! Sevilla continue to come forward and Correa fizzes a low cross in, the keeper hanging on.
L. Modrić
M. Kovačić
72' SUB! Modric replaces Kovacic as Madrid return to their established midfield three of the ex-Tottenham man, Kroos and Casemiro.
70' Madrid win a corner on the right and Sevilla struggle to clear. The ball falls for Ramos, but his effort is not clean and spins up for a visiting defender to finally hack away.
G. Mercado
Yellow Card
69' YELLOW! Mercado picks up a booking and a suspension as he fouls Ramos.
68' There's a rather tense atmosphere here with both sides frustrated by decisions going against them, while Sevilla boss possession. The home crowd are on edge.
66' SAVE! Clement Lenglet fouls Asensio on the left, giving Cristiano Ronaldo the opportunity to strike at goal from the free-kick. Sergio Rico saves well.
63' Sevilla's momentum has slowed since their goal, those changes giving Madrid further impetus as they look to put the game to bed.
Lucas Vázquez
60' SUB! Lucas Vazquez is on, too, as Morata goes off.
J. Rodríguez
60' SUB! Rodriguez bows out in the first of two changes for Madrid, taking the applause of the crowd amid speculation he is to leave the club. Casemiro is on.
58' Montoya hares after a lofted pass in behind and Ramos matches him, conceding a corner on the right. Raphael Varane nods clear.
Yellow Card
56' YELLOW! Morata is booked for a challenge on Vitolo and is then perhaps fortunate to avoid a second caution as he kicks the ball away.
55' Cristiano Ronaldo and Asensio combine again, the latter crossing from the left and, of all people, Ramos is there in the middle to control a deep ball. He cannot quite bring it under his spell, though, and Sevilla escape.
53' Excellent defending from Vitolo! Asensio passes to Cristiano Ronaldo, who slips in Rodriguez. He looks destined to score, but tries to drag the ball back onto his favoured left inside the area and Vitolo's presence forces a poor touch and a goal-kick.
51' It's Madrid's turn to look for a swift response and it almost arrives as Rodriguez and Danilo combine on the right, the former playing the latter in. The advancing full-back cannot quite pick out Cristiano Ronaldo in the middle, though.
49' It was Vitolo who ultimately teed up Jovetic, having dipped inside and traded passes with N'Zonzi.
S. Jovetić
49' GOAL! Jovetic and Sevilla have the goal they deserve and it's magnificent! At the end of a fine passing move, the forward steps up to sidefoot a fine finish into the bottom-right corner from 20 yards. 2-1.
47' There's no free-kick for Cristiano Ronaldo as he goes down on the edge of the box, but, as Sevilla counter, Nacho steps in to stop Correa's progress at the other end.
46' KICK-OFF: Madrid get us started again in the capital.
W. Montoya
N. Pareja
46' SUB! Walter Montoya is on for Nico Pareja for the visitors.
Jovetic has come close on numerous occasions, twice hitting the goal frame, but Sevilla surely will not enjoy the same dominance after the break.
Nacho's controversial opener was added to by Cristiano Ronaldo - his 400th goal for Madrid in all competitions - and Zidane's side are cruising despite being outplayed in the first half.
45' HALF-TIME: Real Madrid 2-0 Sevilla.
45' Sampaoli and his side continue to be frustrated by the referee, N'Zonzi clutching his head in disbelief at the latest award in Asensio's favour as Madrid seek a late third of the half.
42' Sevilla look unlikely to get anything here, but they've had the chances. While Jovetic and co might have done better in front of goal, Navas has been in inspired form to keep the visitors out.
40' SAVE! Sublime from Navas! The Madrid defence loses Jovetic again - twice. First, from the free-kick, his shot is deflected away, before a neat one-two plays the former Manchester City man in on goal and forces a fine stop from the keeper.
Yellow Card
39' YELLOW! A slightly harsh award, but Danilo goes into the book for a foul on Vitolo.
38' Sevilla are still seeing plenty of the ball, but Madrid are marshalling Jovetic better in recent minutes, giving the visitors little opportunity to attack.
35' The delivery is poor and Kovacic takes control. Accelerating away down the left, he cannot quite free Asensio in the Sevilla half.
34' Sevilla are well and truly on top now, but they're two goals down. They need to respond soon, surely, and they have a corner...
32' CROSSBAR! It's Jovetic again! He delicately lifts a finish over Navas, the ball not quite dropping quick enough to fall into the net and instead clattering the woodwork again.
31' SAVE! What a chance for Correa! He gets in on the right, but, with options in the middle, shoots straight at Navas' legs.
30' Danilo wins a foul at the other end, but Rodriguez, taking the free-kick, delivers a set-piece as wayward as Jovetic's effort, blasting the ball across the face of goal.
29' SAVE! Now, from the corner, Jovetic gets an effort on target, but his header is easy pickings for the keeper.
28' Jovetic steps up as if to shoot from the free-kick, but his delivery is poor, deflecting away from a corner, having failed to trouble Navas.
27' Credit to the visitors, they have quickly got about their play again. Vitolo wins a free-kick from Kroos on the left-corner of the box.
25' As after the first goal, Madrid have kicked on again in search of further chances. Sevilla need to find their feet again.
Cristiano Ronaldo
23' GOAL! Sevilla are made to pay for their profligacy as Cristiano Ronaldo doubles his side's lead! Asensio seizes possession on halfway, leading an attack that prompts Rodriguez to shoot inside the area. Sergio Rico saves, but Madrid's number seven is on hand to score. 2-0.
21' SAVE! Sevilla are growing into the game now and Navas is forced into an unorthodox stop as the ball comes in from Jovetic's shot on the left.
20' POST! What an effort from Jovetic! He runs onto Gabriel Mercado's low pass just inside the area and bends the ball against the angle and behind at the near post. So close.
19' Another flag up against Cristiano Ronaldo, yet again sparing his blushes as he fails to turn Ramos' header on goal from a left-wing corner.
17' Madrid are bombarding the Sevilla box now, both Morata and Nacho delivering crosses that are marginally too high for Cristiano Ronaldo.
16' Cristiano Ronaldo forces a corner on the right as his cross is deflected behind, but the ball finally arrives for Asensio, who shoots a long way over the crossbar.
13' It's a long way back for Sevilla now and Madrid are firmly on top. They're keeping the ball well and the midfield three of Rodriguez, Kroos and Kovacic are working hard to recover any loose passes.
11' Sampaoli and the Sevilla players are furious, as you'd expect. Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco has allowed the goal to stand, but the visitors appeared to have no idea Nacho was to take a quick free-kick.
10' GOAL! Unbelievable! Nacho scores as Sevilla are caught napping! Asensio goes down on the edge of the area and, as the visiting defenders regroup, Nacho sweeps a low free-kick beyond the unsuspecting Sergio Rico. 1-0.
9' SAVE! A swift response from Madrid! Morata appears to be in behind the defence, but Sergio Rico brilliantly paws the ball away from his feet inside the area.
8' SAVE! The first effort of note comes at the other end! Vitolo cuts inside and drives a low strike at goal, Keylor Navas gathering at the second attempt.
7' The offside flag is up against Cristiano Ronaldo as he meets Morata's lofted ball, but it was Asensio again who prompted the move. Such an exciting talent, he's impressed early on.
6' Ramos dives into a challenge to win the ball for Madrid, but, when Cristiano Ronaldo is tracked down, Sevilla move forward again and Krohn-Dehli sells Toni Kroos with a wonderful dummy. Madrid continue to close the space well, though.
5' The early suggestion, as you'd expect, is that Madrid will monopolise the ball. The occasional error has been picked up on by Sevilla, but they will need to make their forward forays count against the dangerous hosts.
3' A first sight of goal for Cristiano Ronaldo. Madrid's possession turns into an attack as Asensio takes off, teeing up the Portuguese to hammer a shot into the first defender.
1' There's a late change to the Sevilla line-up, Michael Krohn-Dehli replacing Franco Vazquez. The incoming midfielder is immediately involved, attempting to nod the ball in behind the home defence.
1' KICK-OFF: Sevilla, in red, get us under way!
The players are on the pitch and we are just two minutes from kick-off!
However, despite some joy in clashes between these sides in Seville of late, today's visitors have not beaten Madrid in the capital since 2008. They face a tough task to end that run today as Sampaoli's side are also winless in their last six away from home against all opponents.
Jorge Sampaoli's men were winners in the reverse fixture in January courtesy of a late turnaround, Jovetic striking a last-ditch winner after Sergio Ramos' own goal levelled the scores. A home victory ended Madrid's sensational unbeaten run that had been extended to 40 games in the Copa del Rey just days earlier as two late goals secured a 3-3 draw and halted a brave Sevilla fightback from a first-leg deficit.
Sevilla similarly feature a very different line-up to that which drew with Real Sociedad. Nico Pareja, Matias Kranevitter, Daniel Carrico, Joaquin Correa and Stevan Jovetic are in.
Zidane rings the changes from Madrid's second-leg defeat to Atleti, with Marcelo, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Isco and Karim Benzema replaced by Nacho, Mateo Kovacic, Marco Asensio, James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata.
Subs: David Soria, Diego Gonzalez, Montoya, Mena, Krohn-Dehli, Vietto, Ben Yedder.
Sevilla: Sergio Rico, Mercado, Nico Pareja, Lenglet, N'Zonzi, Matias Kranevitter, Daniel Carrico, Correa, Vazquez, Vitolo, Jovetic.
Subs: Kiko Casilla, Fabio Coentrao, Casemiro, Modric, Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Benzema.
Madrid: Navas, Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Nacho, Kovacic, Kroos, Asensio, Rodriguez, Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Sevilla, meanwhile, five points behind Atleti in third and six points ahead of Villarreal in fifth, look set for a fourth-placed finish.
Madrid currently trail Barcelona only on their head-to-head record at the top of the table, but the reigning European champions have a game in hand over the leaders. Celta Vigo and Malaga are to come after Sevilla, while Luis Enrique's side - following today's clash with Las Palmas - face only Eibar.
After securing their place in a second consecutive Champions League final with a 4-2 aggregate win over rivals Atletico Madrid in the semis, Zinedine Zidane's men turn their focus back towards LaLiga and the title race, with Sevilla the first of three tricky opponents in the run-in.
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