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  • Updated: December 05, 2020

La Liga: Own Goal Gifts Madrid Win Over Sevilla As Pressure Drops

La Liga: Own Goal Gifts Madrid Win Over Sevilla As Pressure

Real Madrid earned a scrappy 1-0 victory at Sevilla on Saturday thanks to an own goal from keeper Bono to end a three-game winless run in La Liga and ease the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane.

AllNews understands that Sevilla dominated much of the game and nearly equalized with a free-kick from Nemanja Gudelj which brushed the side netting.

 Also, a curling strike from Suso which just missed the top corner, and an acrobatic effort from Lucas Ocampos which Thibaut Courtois tipped away could have earned the host an equaliser.

The only goal came in the 56th minute when Bono attempted to claim a low cross from Ferland Mendy towards Vinicius Jr. but completely missed the ball, which bounced off his leg and trickled into the net.

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Madrid was in desperate need of a victory after defeats by Alaves in LaLiga and Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and the win lifted them to third in the standings on 20 points, leaving Sevilla fifth on 16.

Pressure already started building on the French coach, Zidane after consecutive defeat and Champions League qualification in the balance.

The win though lucky and narrow gave Real Madrid all 3 vital points with a Champions League match ahead to decide the 13-time winner's fate. 

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