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Copa del Rey 2016/17: Real Madrid vs Sevilla Live Score and Commentary

Real Madrid 3-0 Sevilla
Updated: 05 January 2017 03:41 IST - Published: 04 January 2017 18:32 IST
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That is all from our live commentary tonight. This was Shaurya Vineet here taking you through all the live action from the Santiago Bernabeu. If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback, you can get in touch with me on Twitter @ShauryaVIneet.

Until then, good night!
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Zinedine Zidane's side look unbeatable at the moment. Can anyone stop their run?
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James Rodriguez was the Man of the Match tonight for his two goals but take no credit away from Luka Modric, who was excellent for the home side.
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Jorge Sampaoli's side will be looking at this and wondering what could have been had they buried even half of the chances that they were afforded by Real Madrid. 
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Real Madrid progress to the last eight of the Copa del Rey and continue their unbeaten run. In fact, they have now gone 38 games unbeaten in all competitions and haven't tasted defeat this season.
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90+3' Peep Peep Peep!!! Full-Time: Real Madrid 3-0 Sevilla!
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90+2' The match looks all but over but Madrid are still on the lookout for another goal. Can they make it four?
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Three minutes of added time!
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90' Danilo handles the ball inside the box after some good work by Danilo down the right-hand side.
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88' Nasri - who has been anonymous for most parts of the game - tries to make something happen but his pass is overhit and it rolls out of play.
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85' Rico collects Mariano's audacious effort before he saves a Danilo effort.
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83' Yellow Card: Vitolo is booked for bringing down Isco.
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83' Substitution: Mariano comes on to replace Alvaro Morata.
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82' Substitution: Ben Yedder comes on to replace Correa.
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82' Madrid look content with the scoreline. This game looked to have another goal but the rustiness seemed to have caught up with them.
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80' Substitution: Danilo comes on to replace James Rodriguez, who has been Madrid's best player of the night.
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79' Casemiro tries his luck this time after getting on the end of the Kroos's pass.
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77' Escudero crosses from the left into the Madrid box but Casilla gathers easily.
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The game looks to be over for Sevilla unless they mount an unlikely comeback in the last 15 minutes of the game.
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75' Sevilla win a corner and the ball lands to Escudero who takes a first time shot from outside of the box but his shot sails wide. Sampaoli's side have been let down by their poor finishing.
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72' James wins the ball back with an excellent tackle before releasing Marcelo down the left. He shoots but his shot is diverted by Mariano and Sevilla survive.
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70' Rodriguez bombs into the box in search of his hat-trick. Marcelo finds Isco inside the box but his shot ricochets off a defender.
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68' Casemiro wins the ball back for his side. He has been a beast in the middle of the park.
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67' Substitution: Isco comes on to replace Asensio, who has troubled the opposition with his movement.
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64' There is another goal in the tie, the question is which team will score it as both are not content with the scoreline.
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61' Vitolo goes down inside the box under a challenge but the referee awards a free-kick to Real Madrid for a foul by his teammate. One of those days!
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Sevilla are running out of time here. We saw Arsenal come back from 3-0 down against Bournemouth last night but it was Bournemouth and this is Real Madrid. Jorge Sampaoli would be hoping of something similar.
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59' N'Zonzi threads one through for Correa but Casilla is quick off his line and gets to the ball ahead of the Sevilla forward.
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59' Substitution: Kranevitter comes on to replace the captain Iborra - who has had a shocker so far.
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56' Another chance for Real Madrid and this time it is Marcelo who finds Morata but the latter cannot direct his shot goalwards.
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53' This is end to end stuff. The game has been that way since the start. Can Sevilla find a breakthrough?
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51' Now Marcelo curls one wide from outside of the box after being set up by Asensio.
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49' And now it is Correa for Sevilla who shoots just wide. He runs down the right-hand side but his shot is just wide of Casilla's far post.
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48' Marcelo picks out Morata with a cross from the left and the former Juventus striker makes a mess of the shot. He should have done a lot better there.
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46' And we are underway in the second half.
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Modric and James have been head and shoulders above any other player on the pitch. The latter probably playing for his Madrid future with speculation mounting on where he might be plying his trade next. Premier League has been touted as a potential destination for the Colombian.
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It has been Madrid's half so far and while Sevilla have shown glimpses of promise in patches they have been let down by their poor finishing. The visitors need to step up big time if they are to come back into the game.
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45+1' Half-Time: Real Madrid 3-0 Sevilla
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44' GOAALLL!!! JAMES scores his second of the night. A stuttering run from the Colombian as Rico dives to his right and James calmly slots it into the bottom left corner to make it 3-0.
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43' PENALTY TO REAL MADRID! This is edge of the seat stuff... Modric wins a penalty for his side after colliding with Mercado. Although that looked harsh on the visiting side.
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42' YELLOW CARD: Marcelo and Dani Carvajal are booked for dissent.
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41' WHAT A SAVE or WHAT A MISS! Anyways, Vitolo makes a brilliant diagonal run and latches on to an over the top through ball before running towards the goal. His shot is abysmal at best, although not quite sure what he was attempting there. You cannot afford that. This profligacy is going to cost Sevilla heavily.
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38' Sevilla could have been 3-0 down but somehow manage to recover. Madrid are playing some absolutely incredible free-flowing football. One is forced to wonder if that was possible with Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.
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You got to score those against Real Madrid. But it isn't game over as Sevilla have started to dominate proceedings after conceding the second. Can they comeback into this?
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34' WHAT A MISS! Sevilla have missed an open goal. It was Iborra who was guilty of fluffing his lines with an empty net begging for the goal to be scored.

It was Correa who runs behind Madrid's defence and takes a shot which is saved by Casilla but the rebound lands on the foot of Iborra who bizarrely misses from 6 yards out.
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31' SAVE! Madrid are going for the kill here. It is Morata now, who jinxes past a couple of challenges but his effort is saved by Rico.
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Varane celebrated with Zidane after scoring the goal. 
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29' GOOAAAALLLLLL!!!!! Madrid score the second and it is Raphael Varane who nets in the header from the resulting corner by Toni Kroos.
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28' Chance! Modric is running the show here. He links up with James down the right, who crosses the ball into the box only for Marcelo to take a shot on the volley but Sergio Rico is equal to it.
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26' YELLOW CARD: Ganso is booked for kicking out at Carvajal.
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24' Sevilla have started to get a foothold of the game. They are going deep into Madrid's half and asking all the right questions. This time it is Vitolo who is fouled by Carvajal but the referee waves play on.
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22' Sevilla win another corner after some neat play by Correa down the right forces Marcelo to concede it. However, they fail to trouble Madrid with it.
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20' It is Modric this time, who tries to thread one through for Carvajal but Sergio Rico gathers and tries to kickstart a Sevilla attack.
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18' Madrid are dominating proceedings. Sevilla need to get a grip of the game or things might get out of hands real quick.
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16' CHANCE! Modric with a scissor kick but it sails just wide. That was so so close to a second. It was Carvajal down the right-hand side who advances forward before crossing it into the middle of the box, the Croatian is there and he knows he cannot get the power behind the header so goes for the kick and boy, wasn't it close.
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13' Sevilla win a corner after some neat play by Ganso and Mariano but Real clear.
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It was Casemiro who wins the ball with a crunching tackle on N'Zonzi before passing the ball to James. The Real Madrid #10 took a touch before unleashing a strike from the edge of the box into the bottom left corner of the goal. GAME ON!
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10' GOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!! James Rodriguez scores!!
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This is the first game after the winter break and the rustiness of the sides is visible. 
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7' Real have started to camp in the opposition half but have failed to penetrate the Seville outfit. Early indications are that this might be a high-scoring encounter.
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5' Sevilla have two back to back corners but Real Madrid are able to clear it and they attack now.
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3' Sevilla's pressing is causing problems for Madrid and Correa wins a corner after some neat play on the left flank.
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2' MISS! It is all Real Madrid at the start and it is Modric who threads an inch perfect ball into the box. Morata gets on the end of it but cannot direct it goalwards. That was a real chance for Zidane's side.
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Sergio Ramos is present in the stands. 
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1' And we are underway at the Bernabeu.
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Madrid will be looking to extend their club record run of 37 games unbeaten against Sevilla tonight. Can Zidane's side carry their form into 2017?
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Ben Yedder and Luciano Vietto have been pivotal for Sevilla so far in this season as their finishing has made the difference for Jorge Sampaoli's side.
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Real Madrid are without some of their key players and it will be interesting to watch how they will cope in their absence. Will the decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo come back to haunt Zinedine Zidane?
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We are less than 15 minutes away from the kickoff and the tension is building up for the high-intensity clash.
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Real Madrid substitutes: Navas, Benzema, Coentrao, Mariano, Isco, Danilo, Odegaard

Sevilla substitutes: Sirigu, Kranevitter, Vietto, Ben Yedder, Kiyotake, Sarabia, Pareja
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Confirmed Line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3):
Casilla; Marcelo, Nacho, Varane, Dani Carvajal; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; James, Asensio, Morata
Sevilla (4-4-2):
Sergio Rico; Rami, Mariano, Mercado, Escudero, Nasri, N’Zonzi, Iborra, Ganso, Vietto, Yedder
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Preview

Zinedine Zidane's side will like to continue their unbeaten run in the season in all competitions while Sevilla will be looking to make a statement. A statement of intent that they are not pushovers and are serious contenders for the title.

The Seville outfit are currently third in the league only four points behind the league leaders and will be looking to make a statement by beating the Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the cup tie.
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Head to Head

The two teams have crossed paths on 46 occasions so far with Real Madrid getting the better of the Seville outfit 31 times. Sevilla have managed to secure 12 wins while the remaining 3 games has seen the two teams share the spoils.
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Team News

Real Madrid are without the services of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been allowed extended rest by Zinedine Zidane while Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vasquez, Pepe and Mateo Kovacic miss out due to injury. Kiko Casilla is expected to start in goal while James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata are also expected to feature.

Meanwhile, Sevilla are without Franco Vazquez, Termoulinas and Krohn-Dehli, who miss out due to various injuries.
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Form Guide

Real Madrid are unbeaten so far in this season but they have only won 3 of their last 5 matches, drawing the other two games. Sevilla, on the other hand, have also won 3 out of their last 5 games, drawing one and losing another.

Real Madrid: WWWDD
Sevilla: WWWDL
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Kickoff Time

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
Kickoff Time: 1:45 AM IST, 05th January 2017 
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Probable Line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Marcelo, Pepe, Varane, Dani Carvajal; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; James, Benzema, Morata
Sevilla (4-4-2): Sergio Rico; Rami, Pareja, Mercado; Sarabia, Nasri, N’Zonzi, Iborra, Vitolo; Vietto, Yedder
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Real Madrid vs Sevilla Match Prediction

Real Madrid had an unbelievable 2016 and would like to start 2017 in the same way they ended the last one. Having lost only 2 games in the entire calendar year the momentum is surely with Zinedine Zidane's side. However, Jorge Sampaoli's side are no pushovers and are currently third in the La Liga only 4 points adrift of leaders - Real Madrid. Expect a feisty encounter between the two sides.

Real Madrid 3-2 Sevilla