Real leapfrog Barca into top spot


Real Madrid surged to the top of LaLiga with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.

Zinedine Zidane had a number of changes to make following the injuries to Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard, while Karim Benzema was only named on the bench.

After a period of domination by the home side, Sevilla looked to have taken the lead when Luuk de Jong fired past Thibaut Courtois in the 31st minute, but the strike was disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee for a foul in the build-up.

Los Blancos had a couple sights at goal in the latter stages of the first half but nothing to troubling for Sevilla shot-stopper Tomas Vaclik.

Vacklik was eventually beaten just before the hour mark, with Casemiro handing Real the lead with a clever finish into the bottom corner.

Sevilla weren't behind for too long as de Jong got his reward in the 64th minute after turning home a cross from former FC Barcelona attacker Munir Munir El-Haddadi.

However, Casemiro ensured Los Blancos walked away with thre spoils by completing his brace with a finish from close range as Zidane's charges overtake FC Barcelona at the summit.