Real Madrid midfielders Casemiro and Luka Modric struck late to earn a 2-0 home win over Sevilla as Santiago Solari's stuttering side leapfrogged the Andalusians into third spot in La Liga.
Brazilian Casemiro unleashed a stinging shot from outside the area which was too powerful for outstretched goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, giving the European champions a deserved lead in the 78th minute after they dominated the second half.
Teenage forward Vinicius Jr was again Madrid's most dangerous outlet and had...
Sevilla have dropped out of the race to sign Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata, according to the Spanish club's president Pepe Castro.
The La Liga side had expressed an interest in acquiring the Spain international, who is also a reported target of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
"Morata was enthusiastic about coming to Sevilla," Castro told Onda Cero. "We spoke to him and his agent.
"But it's true that the situation became more difficult because there are many strong and powerful clubs that got involved...
Sevilla's hopes of staying in the La Liga title race faded further with a 2-0 defeat on Sunday at struggling Athletic Bilbao, who boosted their chances of survival with two wonderful goals from Inaki Williams.
The striker, making his 100th consecutive appearance in La Liga, ended a goal drought of more than two years at his club's San Mames stadium in spectacular style with brilliant goals in each half.
The defeat left Sevilla third in the standings on 33 points, seven behind leaders Barcelona who...
Sevilla have completed the signing of Munir El Haddadi from Barcelona for a fee of around €1 million.
Munir, 23, was out of contract in the summer and could have left Barca for free at the end of the season with no compensation for the club.
Barca had offered the forward a new deal but sources close to the player confirmed to ESPN FC that he did not want to extend his terms.
That decision did not go down well with the Catalan club, who then told Munir he would not play for the club again.