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Key Events

81'
M. Krohn-Dehli
É. Banega
76'
Isco
Cristiano Ronaldo
71'
J. Geis
F. Vázquez
71'
Dani Ceballos
L. Modrić
63'
Marcos Llorente
T. Kroos
57'
Pablo Sarabia
Nolito
42'
K. Benzema
Assist
42'
A. Hakimi
Goal
38'
Lucas Vázquez
Assist
38'
T. Kroos
Goal
37'
É. Banega
Yellow Card
31'
Cristiano Ronaldo
Penalty Goal
31'
Jesús Navas
Yellow Card
23'
Marco Asensio
Assist
23'
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
3'
Nacho
Goal
3
0
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
9
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 3
Total Passes 643 464

Commentary

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Real Madrid dominate their contest with Sevilla to move within five points of Barcelona at the top of the table. The result was secure in the first half when the home side's five-goal blitz stunned Sevilla. Nacho began the hammering in the third minute, converting from close range. Cristiano Ronaldo notched a brace, including one from the penalty spot, while Toni Kroos and Achraaf Hakimi also found the net. Zinedine Zidane will be delighted with his side's performance this afternoon given the absences of key players at the back.
FULL-TIME: REAL MADRID 5-0 SEVILLA
90' + 2' The referee ends the match.
90' + 2' Mercado heads the ball away from Isco at the back post and that should be the final act of the contest.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
88' Ceballos and Benzema try to combine inside the penalty area, but the visitors do just enough to stop both players from registering an effort at goal.
86' Isco lifts the ball over the top for Hakimi down the right channel and he collects the Spaniard's pass, only to be denied by the on-rushing Rico.
84' Asensio raids into the right inside channel and he lofts the ball back to Llorente to strike first time, but he fires his effort narrowly wide of the post.
82' Navas raids down the right for Sevilla and he cuts the ball back to Muriel on the edge of the box. However, the Colombian can only fire a tame effort straight at Keylor Navas.
M. Krohn-Dehli
É. Banega
Sevilla
81' Krohn-Dehli replaces Banega for the visitors.
79' Madrid are using the ball well before they approach the final third, but do not have the same killer instinct as they possessed in the first half.
77' Marcelo sends a deep cross to the back post, but Carole does a good job of keeping Benzema away from the ball, heading behind for a corner.
Isco
Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid
76' Isco replaces Ronaldo.
75' Vazquez clips the head of Mercado as he tries an acrobatic effort in the box. Ceballos had an opportunity on the edge of the box, but he scuffed his effort before his team-mate committed the foul.
72' Zidane is looking after his senior midfielders, while the veteran forwards search for further goals.
J. Geis
F. Vázquez
Sevilla
71' Geis replaces Vazquez for the visitors.
Dani Ceballos
L. Modrić
Real Madrid
71' Modric is withdrawn for Ceballos.
70' OVER! Sevilla win a corner down the left and Banega plays the ball short to Sarabia. He weaves his way past Ronaldo before firing at goal, but he sends his effort over the bar.
67' OFF THE POST! Benzema comes within inches of notching a sixth goal, but his headed effort comes off the post. Marcelo's cross was perfect for the forward to head home, but fortune was not on his side.
66' Ronaldo breaks down the right and looks for the run of Benzema in the middle, but his cross is cut out by Kjaer. Real are looking to get the Frenchman on the scoresheet this afternoon.
65' Llorente makes his first charge forward with possession, but he loses out to Pizzaro on the edge of the Sevilla box.
Marcos Llorente
T. Kroos
Real Madrid
63' Llorente replaces Kroos for the home side.
61' The pace of the match has dropped to the standard of a pre-season contest. Real will not want to risk any of their senior players ahead of the looming El Clasico on the 23rd.
58' Muriel slides in hard on Modric, but the referee only awards a throw-in. The Real midfielder is not happy with the Colombian after the challenge.
Pablo Sarabia
Nolito
Sevilla
57' Sarabia replaces Nolito for the visitors.
57' Ronaldo and Benzema combine on the edge of the box, but the Frenchman is denied by a wall of red shirts as he fires at goal.
56' There's no urgency from Real at the moment. The home side are showing mercy to their opponents here.
53' Muriel has space to fire from the inside right channel, but he has the same success as his team-mate, drilling his effort straight Navas.  
52' Nolito finds space in the box and he goes for the strike, but he can only fire a tame effort straight at Navas.
50' The home side are just trying to knock the ball around the pitch to start the half. They know the result is secure.
48' Navas raids down the right flank and sends a low cross into the box, but there's no red shirt making a run in front of goal.
46' We're back underway at the Bernabeu.
The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway shortly.
An incredible half of football comes to an end at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid have dominated Sevilla in this contest taking a 5-0 lead into the break. Nacho started the rout in the third minute, converting from close range, before Cristiano Ronaldo notched a brace. Toni Kroos and Achraaf Hakimi got in on the act to end the half, humiliating the visitors. It could not have been a better half for Zinedine Zidane, while Ernesto Marcucci has a huge task on his hand to avoid an absolute thrashing.
HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 5-0 SEVILLA
45' The referee ends the first half.
44' ALMOST! Kroos lifts the ball into the box and Vazquez has the goal at his mercy, but he cannot react in time as the ball hits off him and lands into the grasp of Rico.
44' Asensio wins a free-kick down the left after a foul by Mercado. Real couldn't score six before the break, could they?
K. Benzema
Assist
Real Madrid
42' Benzema collects Ronaldo's pass and turns the ball around the corner for Hakimi to chase and score.
A. Hakimi
Goal
Real Madrid
42' GOALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! REAL HAVE FIVE IN THE FIRST HALF!!!!!!!!! This is sumptuous football as Ronaldo and Benzema exchange passes before the Frenchman releases Hakimi down the right inside channel. The full-back holds his composure in the box and drills his effort past Rico into the net. This has been a clinic from Real.
40' Sevilla are all over the place at the back and this could very easily get out of hand if they're not careful.
Lucas Vázquez
Assist
Real Madrid
38' Vazquez slides a perfect ball across the face of goal for Kroos to tap home.
T. Kroos
Goal
Real Madrid
38' GOALLLLLLL!!!!! KROOS MAKES IT FOUR!  Real are in full flow this afternoon as Kroos adds to the scoreline. Ronaldo wins possession in his own half before releasing Kroos into space. The German sends the ball out wide to Vazquez before continuing his run into the box. Vazquez sends the ball back across the face of goal and Kroos converts with a fine finish.
É. Banega
Yellow Card
Sevilla
37' Banega goes in hard on Modric and goes into the book.
35' Ronaldo tries acrobatics to notch his side's fourth goal of the match. He makes contact on Vazquez's cross, but his effort does not have enough power to beat Rico.
33' SAVE! Modric goes for a drive on the edge of the box and only a fine save from Rico stops Sevilla conceding a fourth goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Penalty Goal
Real Madrid
31' GOALLLLLLL!!! RONALDO SCORES! Real are in complete control now as Ronaldo fires his effort into the net. It was not the best penalty as Rico goes the right way, but he dives over the ball and it finds the bottom corner.
Jesús Navas
Yellow Card
Sevilla
31' Navas is booked for his handball.
30' PENALTY TO REAL MADRID! Real have their spot-kick now as Navas handles in the box under pressure from Marcelo. Ronaldo will take the penalty.
29' PENALTY SHOUT! Real go up for a penalty as Ronaldo goes down in the box under Mercado's challenge, but the referee dismisses his claim.
28' WIDE! Vazquez collects on the right flank and he goes for the drive from the wing rather than crossing into the middle. He misses the target and Ronaldo - in the box - is not happy with his team-mate.
27' Sevilla had made strides to get back into the game, but now their task looks incredibly hard to say the least, although Los Blancos have given up two-goal leads recently.
25' WIDE! Navas wins the ball in the middle of the park and he sends his pass across to Nolito to strike. The forward has to stretch to fire at goal and Hakimi does just enough to put him off.
Marco Asensio
Assist
Real Madrid
23' Asensio threads the needle in the final third with delightful pass through to Ronaldo to fire home.
Cristiano Ronaldo
Goal
Real Madrid
23' GOALLLLLLLL!!!! RONALDO MAKES IT TWO! Real double their lead this afternoon as the Portuguese slots a low effort into the net. Asensio created the opening as he weaved his way forward before sliding a pinpoint pass into the right inside channel for Ronaldo's run. The forward held his composure after raiding past Carole, guiding his effort into the bottom corner.
22' OVER! Sevilla probe on the edge of the box and Franco Vazquez tees up Banega for a strike at goal, but he drills his effort over the bar. The midfielder should have done better with that attempt.
20' Asensio is afforded space and time on the left flank and he sends a cross deep to the back post. Benzema rises highest, but the Frenchman can only head his effort wide of the target.
18' The visitors have managed to turn the tables on Real and are beginning to see a lot of the ball now. However, they're yet to make meaningful penetration in the final third.
16' Sevilla keep themselves on the front foot and the corner is cleared as far as the edge of the box to Pizzaro. He strikes at goal, only to send his effort well over the bar.
15' WIDE! Carole collects a loose ball on the edge of the box and goes for the drive on his left foot, but the ball sails just wide of the target. However, the referee points for a corner due to a deflection from Vazquez.
14' Navas and Mercado combine down the right flank and he sends a low ball across the face of goal, but Nacho is there to clear the danger for the home side.
13' Banega sends a dangerous delivery into the box from the right from a free-kick, but no red shirts attack the ball and it trickles behind for a goal-kick.
11' Nacho wins the header from Kroos' corner into the box and he sends the ball towards Vallejo, who heads over the bar from close range. However, the defender was in an offside position anyway.
10' WIDE! Ronaldo collects on the edge of the box and goes for the strike on his left foot, but he sees his effort head narrowly past the post with the aid of a deflection.
9' Muriel twists and turns in the final third, but the home side do just enough to stop the forward from squeezing in a strike at goal.
7' Despite the absences of a number of key players, Real have made an excellent start and are controlling the pace of the game.
5' The visitors have started the contest with nerves and have not managed to complete a pass with confidence as of yet. Not the start assistant manager Ernesto Marcucci will have wanted to see from his team this afternoon.
Nacho
Goal
Real Madrid
3' GOALLLl!!!!! REAL TAKE THE LEAD! Nacho converts from close range to put the home side ahead. Sevilla got themsevles in a tangle at the back as Kroos' corner caused havoc at the back post between Kjaer and Muriel. Both players had the chance to clear, but the ball bounced off Muriel and into the path of Nacho. The defender controlled the ball before slotting his effort past Rico.
2' SAVE! Rico keeps the scores level in the early stages with a fine save to deny Vazquez. The forward takes possession on the edge of the box from Asensio's pass and tries to bend his effort into the bottom corner, but the Sevilla keeper makes fine stop turning the ball past the post.
1' Marcelo probes down the left and wins a corner for the home side, but the resulting delivery from Kroos is cleared away by Kjaer.
1' We're underway at the Bernabeu.
The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
STAT ATTACK! Real Madrid and Sevilla have not drawn any of their last 24 meetings in La Liga, with 15 wins for the Whites and nine for Sevilla. In those games, Real were shut out in just two games, while Sevilla failed to score in only three.  
Jesus Navas, Nolito and Luis Muriel all return to the fold this afternoon for Berizzo's men, with Wissam Ben Yedder dropping to the bench along with Michael Krohn-Dehli from the draw against Maribor. Lionel Carole gets the start ahead of Sergio Escudero at left-back this afternoon.
Real are without a number of key players this afternoon, with Sergio Ramos, Casemiro and Dani Carvajal all serving suspensions. Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane miss out due to injury, with Achraf Hakimi, Jesus Vallejo, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez all starting this afternoon.
Sevilla subs: Correa, Ganso, Soria, Krohn-Dehli, Yedder, Sarabia, Geis.
SEVILLA (4-3-3): Rico; Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Carole; Banega, Pizarro, Vazquez; Navas, Muriel, Nolito.
Real Madrid subs: Casilla, Theo, Llorente, Mayoral, Isco, Kovacic, Ceballos.
REAL MADRID (4-4-2): Navas; Hakimi, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo; Lucas, Kroos, Modric, Asensio; Benzema, Ronaldo.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Sevilla were below-par in their Champions League contest during the week, mustering only a 1-1 draw against Maribor on the road. Since their defeat at the hands of Barcelona at the beginning of the month, Eduardo Berizzo's men have won their last three LaLiga matches on the bounce, including their 3-2 comeback on the road against Villarreal. They will be looking to surpass Real in the table with a win this afternoon.
Zidane's men allowed Borussia Dortmund back into their Champions League contest during the week after taking an early 2-0 lead. Real won the contest in the end, but the Frenchman will want to see an improved performance this afternoon against quality opposition.
Real are in dire need of a victory this afternoon to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of the table. Zinedine Zidane's men are currently fourth in LaLiga, eight points off the pace of the Catalan club. They have not been convincing in their last three matches, drawing 0-0 twice on the road against Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, while they needed a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike to see off Malaga last time out at the Bernabeu.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
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