Real Madrid vs Sevilla LIVE Football Score 22 Oct 2022
NAME: Real Madrid – Sevilla
DATE: 22 Oct 2022
TIME: 19:00 UTC
VENUE: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
Real Madrid will be bidding to make it four straight La Liga victories and strengthen their grip on first position in the table when they welcome Sevilla to Bernabeu on Saturday night.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side are currently six points clear of second-placed Barcelona in Spain’s top flight, while Sevilla occupy 12th position, having picked up just 10 points from their first 10 games of the season.
Real Madrid opened up a six-point advantage over second-placed Barcelona in the table when they recorded a 3-0 victory over Elche on Wednesday night, with Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio on the scoresheet for the reigning champions.
Ancelotti’s team also beat Barcelona 3-1 in El Clasico on Sunday, which has allowed them to gain control of first spot in the table, although the gap from first to second will be back down to three points if the Catalan side are able to beat Villarreal on Thursday night.
Real Madrid have won nine and drawn one of their 10 league matches this season to collect 28 points, scoring 25 goals in the process and conceding eight; the capital giants have not been perfect this term, but they once again look the team to beat in Spain’s top flight.
Los Blancos have already booked their spot in the knockout round of the Champions League, so next week’s trip to Germany to take on RB Leipzig will be pressure-free, although they are yet to secure first spot in the section, with Leipzig four points behind with two games left.
Real Madrid have won six of their last seven La Liga games against Sevilla, including a 2-1 success at Bernabeu last term, while they have not lost to Los Nervionenses at Bernabeu in the league since December 2008.
Sevilla’s away struggles against Real Madrid are somewhat surprising considering their recent success, but they did manage to pick up a point at Bernabeu in May 2021 and would certainly accept that result here.
There is no getting away from the fact that it has been a tough campaign for Rojiblancos, who sacked Julen Lopetegui as head coach earlier this month due to a poor run of results; Jorge Sampaoli was confirmed as the team’s new manager on October 6, returning to Estadio Ramon for a second spell at the helm.
The 62-year-old has won one and drawn three of his four games in charge since his return, with the victory coming at Mallorca in La Liga last weekend.
Sevilla then played out a 1-1 draw with Valencia in the league on Tuesday night, with Erik Lamela coming off the bench to level the scores in the 86th minute after Edinson Cavani had sent the visitors ahead.
Los Nervionenses finished fourth in La Liga last season, but they are currently down in 12th position at this stage, already 10 points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid, while the team face a battle to reach the last-16 stage of the European Cup, currently sitting third in Group G, five points behind second-placed Borussia Dortmund, and they are next in action in the competition against Copenhagen next week.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Bono; Navas, Montiel, Marcao, Telles; Gomez, Gudelj, Isco, Delaney, O Torres; Lamela
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