Match Reports: Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla FC

Match Reports: Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla FC

"When there are hard moments we know how to turn it around".

However, there were nervous moments around the Santiago Bernabeu when Stefan Jovetic brought Sevilla back into the game after Nacho's quickly taken free-kick and Ronaldo's 400th goal for Madrid had given the hosts' a 2-0 half-time lead.

And Zidane admitted the 32-year-old simply cannot be kept out of the limelight, saying at his post-match press conference: "What can I tell you?" [The season's] very long and it's not easy to win the League in Spain, but we're getting closer with each matchday.

While Madrid, who have a game in hand over league leaders Barcelona, remain in second place due to an inferior head-to-head record against the Catalans, they can take top spot with at least a draw in their rescheduled fixture against Celta Vigo on Wednesday - ahead of next Sunday's La Liga finale.

With Barcelona easing to a 4-1 win in a simultaneously played game at Las Palmas, the nerves were building around the Bernabeu before Ronaldo speared in a superb second of the evening, and there were smiles all around when Toni Kroos rounded off the scoring late on.

"We wanted to have a strong run of form going into the last part of the season and we can not afford to lose a single game". The referee allowed the goal to stand despite the protestations of the visitors, with Ronaldo doubling Real's advantage before the break.




Real's win keeps them on course for their first Spanish title since 2012 while the silver lining for Sevilla is that, despite the loss, they are now guaranteed to finish fourth after Villarreal were held by Deportivo La Coruna.

He said: "Until the final minute we can not think about anything". We have to stay focused on each game.

For many weeks now, reports have suggested that James Rodriguez is set to part company with Real Madrid this summer with the Colombian out of favour with current manager, Zinedine Zidane. "We are thinking about this end of the season, with three games left, two in La Liga, one in the Champions League".

Atletico pushed for a wining goal in the closing stages but were unable to bypass the Betis defence again, as they settled for a share of the spoils.

"I am sure I could have done a lot of things differently, but there are certain aspects that are out of my control", Setien said on the official Las Palmas website.

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