Real Madrid secured a second successive UCL final qualification at the expense of rivals Atletico but there is no time to celebrate with La Liga title battle ongoing.
Zidane’s men have three domestic matches left to play. As a result, any form of slip-up at this point will be quite catastrophic, considering Barcelona is still in contention for the league title. The Bernabeu outfits will welcome 4th-placed Sevilla to their grounds and a win will only keep their quest of securing the league title pretty much alive.
STREAMING OPTIONS: WHERE TO WATCH REAL MADRID VS SEVILLA
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo live in action on Sunday, May 14, 2017. The official live listings of selected countries below for Real Madrid vs Sevilla on Week 37 of La Liga are courtesy of LiveSoccerTV.com. Listed by country, alphabetically:
- Ghana at 6 PM UTC on SuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 12
- India at 11:30 PM IST on Sony ESPN HD, TEN 1, Sony ESPN
- Nigeria at 7 PM WAT on SuperSport 5 Nigeria, SuperSport 12, SuperSport 5 Africa
- Portugal at 7 PM WEST on Sport TV2
- Spain at 8 PM CEST on beIN LaLiga, beIN Sports Connect España
- UK at 7 PM BST on Sky Go UK, Sky Sports 3/HD UK, NOW TV UK, SKY GO Extra
- USA at 2 PM EDT on fuboTV, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.
At the moment there is very little concern regarding players fit enough to carry on at this crucial point in the season. The only notable absentee is, of course, Gareth Bale who has been sidelined with injury for a while now. Regardless, Zinedine Zidane has able replacements in the likes of Isco, James, and Morata as well as the other two members of the BBC.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) May 12, 2017
In the midweek encounter, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo combined to set-up Isco’s goal that distinctly killed off Atletico’s hopes of a comeback in the Champions League semi-final. In the upcoming fixture, it is the Portuguese superstar who will be peculiarly euphoric taking his previous performances against Sevilla into consideration.
— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) May 12, 2017
Ever since making his dream move to the Spanish capital club, Cristiano Ronaldo has tormented the Andalusians. The 32-year-old striker boasts of 23 goals in 16 games versus Sunday’s opponent. In fact, no player has scored more against Sevilla than Ronaldo has in the history of La Liga.
Despite the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s scoring form not being par with his Champion League’s, the possibility of him scoring once more versus Jorge Sampaoli’s team cannot be overruled. The striker has scored 20 goals in 26 La Liga games as compared to his 10-goal tally in 12 Champions League outings.
If we beat Sevilla la liga is ours. It’s impossible we don’t walk away with 4 pts from Malaga and celta. If we tie Sevilla it’s still good
— ????AP???? (@RonaldoFC_7) May 6, 2017
Per the words of the Argentine manager, his side will not be easily pushed over by the current UEFA Champions League holders. The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan outfits may be fancying the prospect of crashing Madrid’s party but they are not ideally positioned to make that a realization.
They managed to record a 2:1 victory over the Whites on their home soil in the first round of this season’s campaign but, on the other side of the coin, nine of their recent visits to the Bernabeu have resulted in defeats. Add that to their recent poor run of results away from home and Real Madrid has already won the game before it even began.
In football, it hardly proves anything but looking at what is at stake for Los Blancos, it certainly counts for something.