Real loses ground in La Liga title race following 2-1 defeat by Sevilla

London, Mar 27: Real Madrid has suffered their second La Liga loss of the week and lost ground in the title race following a 2-1 defeat by fifth-placed Sevilla away at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan ground.

The defeat, coupled with wins for Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, means that Carlo Ancelotti’s side have dropped to third in La Liga and they are now three points behind leaders Atletico and two below Barcelona, with eight games to play.

According to the BBC, although Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a deflected free kick for the visitors, who were beaten by Barcelona on Sunday, however, Carlos Bacca equalised for the hosts a few minutes after Ronaldo’s goal and scored his second goal in the second half.

It is the first time Real has lost two successive league matches since May 2009, the report added. (ANI)