Real Madrid have a score to settle with Sevilla

T​he domestic season may be effectively over for Real Madrid but there are plenty of outstanding accounts to consider when they travel to Sevilla on Wednesday night.

Last season brought about two trips to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in quick succession for Los Blancos, the first of which saw them snatch a late 3-3 draw in the second leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie.

With the Andalusians two goals ahead going into the final eight minutes, Real snatched the draw to continue their unbeaten record and hit 40 games across all competitions thanks to Karim Benzema’s stoppage time strike.

Sergio Ramos had already set the fiery Andalusian atmosphere alight with a panenka penalty that he subsequently celebrated in front of his former fans, who had their revenge just days later.

Hoping to stretch their unbeaten streak even further, Real succumbed to a 2-1 loss in LaLiga thanks to Stevan Jovetic’s late goal for Sevilla on a night when Zinedine Zidane experimented with three defenders at the back.

The Frenchman will no doubt be out to avenge that sucker punch on Wednesday, with his own personal memories of Los Nervionenses less than great.

In six appearances at the Pizjuan as a player, Zidane lost three times including a game where Sevilla were 4-0 up at half time, coached that night by Joaquin Caparros, who has just returned for a short spell in the dugout where he can once again haunt Real Madrid.

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