Sevilla hold Real Madrid in La Liga


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Sevilla held Real Madrid to a 1-1 home draw on Saturday in a highly entertaining La Liga game.

37-year-old defender Sergio Ramos played against his former team Madrid for the first time since he joined them from Sevilla as a 19-year-old in 2005.

Ramos, moving from Paris Saint-Germain to Sevilla in September, produced a typically full-blooded display and was unlucky not to score the winning goal as Madrid keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga produced a flying save to tip his injury time header onto the woodwork.

Despite chances at both ends, the first goal didn’t arrive until the 73rd minute, when Youssef En-Nesyri’s header hit David Alaba to end up in the Madrid net.

The equalizer came moments later when Daniel Carvajal nodded home from Toni Kroos’ near-post free kick.


Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid won 3-0 away to Celta Vigo to pile the pressure on home coach Rafael Benitez.

Celta’s faced an uphill struggle from the 24th minute when keeper Ivan Villar was shown a direct red card for bringing down Alvaro Morata after spilling a cross, and Griezmann put Atletico ahead from the penalty spot.

Atletico controlled the game against a rival down to 10 men, and Griezmann added to account with a cross-shot that fooled Villar’s replacement, Vicente Guaita in the 64th minute.

The French international completed his hat-trick six minutes later when he tapped home a pull-back from Nahuel Molina.

Real Sociedad moved into fifth place after a 1-0 win at home to Mallorca, thanks to Brais Mendez’s glancing header from Takefusa Kubo’s 64th minute cross.