After having defended their unbeaten run in 40 games, Real Madrid could hold it no more to 41 after two late Sevilla goals sealed a 2-1 home win over the Ronaldo-led team, reports The Telegraph.
The La Liga leader was ahead until 5 minutes to time.
Real Madrid’s captain, Sergio Ramos, scored an own goal which was followed by a late victory score by Sevilla’s new signing Stevan Jovetic in the second minute of injury time.
This was the first time Jovetic was playing for Seville after having been loaned from Inter Milan. He netted his goal metres from the opponents post, moving his team to within a point of Real in the table leadership.
As the latest round of games wind up, Real still have a game in hand against Barcelona and Seville.
Los Blancos required two late goals of their own to tie 3-3 with Sevilla in a Copa del Rey match on Thursday and extend its Spanish record run without defeat, but this time the boot was on the other foot.
Zinedine Zidane’s team appeared as though they were headed to victory courtesy to a penalty goal by Christiano Ronaldo. The Ballon d’Or winner scored his 12th league this season.
Pep Guardiola’s destruction?
Former Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola had a smooth run during his time with Real’s arch-rivals. However, he is finding it hard to redefine the same at Manchester City as his team crumbled to a painful defeat.
Manchester City was thrashed 4-0 by Everton, making this Guardiola’s worst defeat in his coaching career.
The humiliating defeat saw City drop 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea as they recorded their third loss in four away games.
While commenting on the results, Guardiola said that it was an awful performance by his players.
But as Manchester City lost to Everton, their neighbor Manchester United drew 1-1 with Liverpool due to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal.
James Milner placed Liverpool on the lead with a penalty goal in the first half but United’s persistence paid off after the break.
This was a halt to Manchester United’s 12-winning round but the team remains unbeaten in all their 16 games in the English premier League.