Real Madrid’s enviable 40-game unbeaten run in all competitions has finally come to an end in a sensational fashion on Sunday with a 2-1 defeat at Sevilla to throw the La Liga title race wide open.
Sevilla Ends Real Madrid's 40 Game Unbeaten Streak [REPORT]
Zinedine Zidane’s side looked set to go five points clear of rivals Barcelona with a game in hand when ballon d’Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock from the spot in the 67th minute after goalkeeper Sergio Rico had tripped Dani Carvajal.
However, Sevilla, who’d been the better side on the balance of play, drew level in the 85th thanks to an own goal by their former boy, Sergio Ramos.
The Real Madrid captain was pressured to nod in a devilish in-swinger from substitute Pablo Sarabia to throw the encounter widely open.
And in the last minute of stoppage time, new signing Stefan Jovetic completed the fightback when he bent in a shot from outside the area past Keylor Navas, three days after scoring against Real on his debut.
Real remain top with 40 points but saw their lead over Sevilla cut to one point, while Barca remain third on 38 points.