Real Madrid proved that their elimination from the Champions League isn’t affecting them as they marched on closer to mathematically grabbing La Liga title after picking up an important 3-0 win over Sevilla at Santiago Bernebau.
Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Los Blancos but it was Karim Benzema who sparked the day as he successfully bagged a brace in the second half to simply bring the joy again for their loyal fans.
Playing after the disappointment in midweek, Madrid players were a little bit under pressured in the early minutes as Sevilla started pretty brightly, but acknowledging that La Liga title is still at stake, Los Blancos immediately pick up their game. Just before the 20th minute mark, the home team took the lead through Ronaldo’s effort as the Portuguese international broke through the left side of the opponent’s box and drilled his right footed shot into Javi Varas’ net.
The game got more interesting after Ronaldo’s goal as Sevilla upped their game a bit and created several goal scoring chances, resulting in an end to end encounter from both teams but no more goals happened in that first 45 minutes. After the break, the home team started the stronger and immediately stunned their opponent after Benzema struck an early goal in the 48th minute after receiving an assist from Angel Di Maria.
Madrid were simply uncatchable when few minutes later Benzema nettted his second in the game with a fine header from Sergio Ramos’s wonderful cross after a swift counter attack from Los Blancos. That third goal practically ended Sevilla’s effort as they became much more cautious and simply let the home team took full control of the game, letting things flow until the referee eventually blown the final whistle.
This victory means that mathematically Madrid will only need one more win from their remaining three matches to secure La Liga title, not a difficult thing to do on paper considering they only have one remaining difficult game against Athletic Bilbao. Winning La Liga this season would definitely be a sweet achievement for Jose Mourinho’s side as they finally ended Barcelona’s three seasons domination and could start their own legacy from now on.