Sevilla 0-1 Real Madrid: 5 players who impressed |LaLiga 2019/20
- Real Madrid banishes thoughts of a woeful night in Paris via a hard-fought victory against Sevilla.
#3 Dani Carvajal
The Spaniard was quite impressive in the game, although he had to grow into it. In the first half, he made some sloppy passes and fluffed his lines in a one on one situation. He stepped up in the second half with an impressive defensive display, crucially keeping the likes of Sergio Reguilon at bay.
His most telling contribution came in the 64th minute, as his cross found Karim Benzema for the only goal of the game. With that assist, he goes joint top with the highest assists recorded in LaLiga so far.
The Brazillian was in imperious form tonight. He screened the Real Madrid defence with aplomb and broke up several Sevilla counter attacks.
The 27-year-old was also composed in possession, as he calmly recycled Madrid's ball retention with ease despite the Sevilla press. He made several interceptions and recorded the highest number of accurate tackles with 4 completed.
#1 Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema has transformed into Real Madrid's de facto goal-getter this season. He is slowly but surely coming good, repaying the faith of the manager, Zinedine Zidane.
In the 64th minute, Benzema waltzed into the defence and connected with a Dani Carvajal cross, dispatching the ball beyond the reach of Sevilla's Tomas Vaclik. With that game-winning goal, he moves joint top of the LaLiga scorers chart on 5 goals.