Sunday April 29, 2012 Kick off: 11:00 Day 36 Bernabéu

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  1. Real Madrid v Sevilla: LIVE

    Real Madrid v Sevilla: LIVE

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    • 90'+2 FULL TIME. Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-0 and are within touching distance of their first La Liga title since 2008.
    • 90' Navas beats Ramos, not for the first time today, and finds Diawara with a superb cross from the right - but Diawara gets his overhead kick all wrong and the chance is gone.
    • 88' Ronaldo slides in Ozil, but the German goes down under the challenge of Coke. Again, no penalty. And again, the right call.
    • 86' It's all a bit dead at the Bernabeu as we drift towards an inevitable conclusion.
    • 84' Ronaldo cuts inside from the left but the ball gets tangled under his feet as he attempts to shoot.
    • 82' Rakitic goes for goal from 20 yards but it's all a bit hopeful from Sevilla.
    • 80' Navas bursts forward and nips in ahead of Casillas, but Pepe gets back to head out Navas's cross to prevent Sevilla scoring into the unoccupied net.
    • 78' Ozil crosses from the right towards Ronaldo, but Cala cuts it out.
    • 76' Real dominating possession at the moment but Sevilla are digging in to avoid this getting any worse.
    • 74' Real Madrid sub: Albiol on, Alonso off.
    • 72' Sevilla sub: Campana on, Deivid off.
    • 70' Ronaldo's stepover gets him beyond Coke but Ronaldo goes down again - and again the referee is not interested.
    • 68' Ronaldo skips into the box from the left and takes a tumble under a challenge from Cala, but Ronaldo isn't getting the penalty he's been looking for.
    • 66' Sevilla sub: Diawara on, Negredo off.
    • 65' Sevilla sub: Alberto on, Reyes off.
    • 64' Pepe goes close with a header, meeting Ozil's corner well but unable to keep it down.
    • 63' Real sub: Callejon on, Di Maria off.
    • 62' Real sub: Khedira on, Granero off.
    • 61' Di Maria will now miss the game against Bilbao in midweek through suspension.
    • 60' Di Maria is booked for hand ball.
    • 59' Sevilla players rather unhappy that Granero hasn't received a second yellow card after he was guilty of a cynical, late tackle. The Sevilla players have a point.
    • 58' Cala is booked for dissent.
    • 57' Ronaldo brings down Benzema's cross superbly, but is thwarted by Coke as he attempts to get a shot away.
    • 56' Reyes picks out Navas on the right, but he is flagged offside as he crosses towards Negredo. But he was not offide, poor call.
    • 55' Granero is booked for a similar foul - a tug on Rakitic.
    • 54' Deivid is booked for a foul.
    • 52' GOAL! Benzema scores again! Real Madrid counter-attack after Reyes loses it. Ramos burst clear down the right and delivers a perfect cross to Benzema, who scores with a superb diving header.
    • 51' The play it short to Reyes, who loses it to Marcelo and that is a complete waste.
    • 50' Reyes is fouled by Alonso and Sevilla have a free-kick in a dangerous position on the right.
    • 48' GOAL! Benzema makes it 2-0 to Real Madrid! It's a soft goal to concede as Di Maria picks out the Frenchman and Coke's clearance ricochets off him and into the net. A lucky goal for Los Blancos.
    • 47' Big chance early on for Sevilla as Negredo gets between Pepe and Ramos but his effort is straight at Casillas.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. Sevilla get us underway.
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    • 45' HALF TIME. That's the end of the first 45 minutes and Real Madrid lead 1-0 through Ronaldo's 19th minute goal.
    • 44' Benzema exchanges a double one-two with Ronaldo but goes down in the box. Ozil watzes into the box moments later but the move ends with Ronaldo back heeling the ball past the post!
    • 43' Real Madrid should be 2-0 up. They're four against two as Ozil lofts the ball over the top to Benzema on the far side, but the Frenchman can only blaze over from 12 yards. Waste.
    • 42' Di Maria's mazy run down the right gets him into a great position, but his attempted through ball is poor and Sevilla are able to see off the danger.
    • 40' Arbeloa cuts in from the right and tries to feed the ball through to Di Maria, but Varas is alert to it and gathers.
    • 39' Real calling the shots but Navas leads a Sevilla counter attack and eases the pressure with a throw-in deep inside Real terrirtory.
    • 37' Ronaldo hits the post from the free-kick! Alonso rolls the ball back to him and Ronaldo hammers the ball against the inside of the left post.
    • 36' Arbeloa crosses from the right towards Ronaldo, but Fazio is penalised for a high boot on the Portuguese and Real Madrid have an indirect free-kick in the box!
    • 34' Sevilla clear but Real come at them again through Ozil, who plays in Marcelo on the overlap, but the Brazilian's low shot is pushed away by Varas.
    • 33' Benzema collects the ball 25 yards out and drills a low effort just past the post. But it flicks off a Sevilla man for a corner.
    • 32' Ronaldo finds Granero, who goes down in the box under the challenge of Ivan. There was a pull of Granero's shirt, although a penalty would have been a little harsh.
    • 30' Three huge chances for Sevilla in the last few minutes, and they can't say they haven't had their chances.
    • 29' Massive chance for Negredo, who is sent through one-on-one with Casillas, but his attempted chip drops onto the roof of the net.
    • 27' But Reyes makes up for it with a sublime through ball to Navas that splits the Real defence - but Navas blazes his shot over.
    • 25' Big chance for Sevilla falls to Reyes. Trochowski wins the ball and finds Navas on the right. His first-time rolled pass is perfect for Reyes, but the former Arsenal man's shot is very tame indeed.
    • 24' Ozil is booked. The German is carded for hand ball.
    • 22' Real are all over Sevilla here as Alonso wins possession deep in the Sevilla half and finds Di Maria, who runs out of space on the edge of the box.
    • 20' That's Ronaldo's 43rd La Liga goal of the season.
    • 19' GOAL! Ronaldo scores for Real Madrid! Benzema bursts forward and rolls the ball to Ronaldo, who cuts inside onto his right foot and caresses the ball into the bottom corner.
    • 18' Ramos is being kept busy by Navas, who wins another free-kick on the right. The ball is played in and Fazio glances his header just wide.
    • 16' Ozil's ball in finds Ramos at the far post, but he can't keep his header on target - and Sevilla breathe again.
    • 15' Ronaldo forces another corner for the home side, Ozil to take.
    • 14' Sevilla weathering the storm well but Real are not even out of first gear here.
    • 13' Negredo has gone down again after a clash with his own player Navas.
    • 11' Ronaldo pokes the ball ahead of keeper Varas but he runs out of space to shoot. The Portuguese rolls the ball towards Benzema, but Sevilla clear their lines.
    • 9' Marcelo and Granero fire shots over in the space of a minute as Real Madrid begin to crank up the pressure.
    • 8' Ronaldo tries to get beyond Cala, who stands his ground in the box - and Ronaldo has a wry smile suggesting he thought he could have had a penalty.
    • 7' Negredo is pushed by Pepe into the metal barriers and has taken a knock to the ribs - play goes on though.
    • 6' Arbeloa gets beyond Navarro but fouls him in the process.
    • 5' There wasn't a great deal of contact on Pepe, it must be said.
    • 4' The ball is played into the box and Ivan hammers in the loose ball - but Negredo is penalised for a push on Pepe.
    • 3' Navas is body-checked by Sergio Ramos and Sevilla have a free-kick on the right wing.
    • 2' Real dominating the possession early on.
    • 1' KICK OFF. Real Madrid get us underway.
    • 10.57 Madrid are of course looking to respond to their vastly disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich on Monday. Winning La Liga for the first time since 2008 would help ease the pain somewhat. In the only change from midweek, Esteban Granero comes in for Sami Khedira.
    • 10:55 Some stats from Opta: "Sevilla have only taken points on three of their last 23 visits to the Bernabéu (W2 D1 L20). The last two league meetings between the sides ended with the same result: a 6-2 win for Real Madrid. A win for Real Madrid in this match and defeat for Barcelona would see them crowned winners of La Liga. Should Real Madrid win their last four games of the season, they would set a new record for most points in a single La Liga campaign (100, beating Barca’s 99 from 09/10)."
    • 10:50 TEAMS: Real Madrid: Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Granero, Alonso, Ronaldo, Di Maria, Benzema, Ozil. Subs: Adan, Albiol, Coentrao, Kaka, Khedira, Callejon, Higuain. /// Sevilla: Varas, Deivid, Cala, Navarro, Andujar, Trochowski, Fazio, Reyes, Navas, Negredo, Rakitic. Subs: Diaz, Rodriguez, De Mul, Guarente, Romero, Campana, Diawara.
    • 10.45 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Liga game between Real Madrid and Sevilla at the Bernabeu. Pepe Guardiola's decision to leave Barcelona has been hogging the headlines, but Madrid can go 10 points clear with a victory today, with Barca playing away at Rayo Vallecano later. After tonight, there will be three games remaining.

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