Real Madrid has lost a golden chance in the race for the title in La Liga this season, after being stopped by a 2: 2 draw by Sevilla on Sunday.
Following Atletico Madrid’s draw with Barcelona, ??Real Madrid were aware that they would take the reins of the La Liga title race with an eventual victory, but failed to seize the opportunity.
The 2: 2 draw with Sevilla in a dramatic home game means that Real Madrid remains in second place with 75 points, two less than the leader Atletico Madrid and a draw with Barcelona, ??three games until the end of the 2020/21 season.
Sevilla closes the top four with 71 points.
In a very fun and dramatic match, Zidane’s team created more but Sevilla had more frequent initiatives towards the gate of Thibaut Courtois.
Karim Benzema’s goal was disallowed for an offside position in the 12th minute, before Fernando put Sevilla ahead for the first time in the 22nd minute, when he scored from close range after being served by Ivan Rakitic.
After many attempts and two substitutions of Zidane, the bench player Marco Asensio equalized the score in the 66th minute, when he shook the net of Sevilla with a masterful shot from the corner of the area.
This motivated Madrid, who took the initiative and won the penalty, which was canceled by VAR, as Eder Militao had caused the penalty in advance for a touch of the ball with his hand in the Real area.
Rakitic scored from the penalty spot in the 78th minute, giving the visitors the lead.
Six extra minutes were enough for the locals to avoid defeat, as Eden Hazard deflected a shot by Toni Kroos for the final score 2: 2.
Madrid must hope for the failure of rival Atletico, and at the same time win the remaining three games to win the title.