Sevilla Beat Cadiz to Cut Real Madrid’s La Liga Lead to Five

Sevilla Beat Cadiz to Cut Real Madrid’s La Liga Lead to Five

Uefa six times winners Sevilla cut into Real Madrid’s lead of La Liga after winning at Cadiz 1-0 on Monday, January, 3rd, 2022.

Argentine national team winger Lucas Ocampos second-half goal helped pull Sevilla to within five points of Real with a game in hand.

Madrid gave Sevilla the chance to tighten the title race after Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost at Getafe on Sunday, a defeat that ended an unbeaten run of 15 games across all competitions.

Ocampos broke through Cadiz’s tightly-packed defense in the 58th minute. Ivan Romero controlled a loose ball in the area, slipped a pass to Croat signed from Barcelona Ivan Rakitic, who used one touch to find Ocampos to score from an angle.

Sevilla opened up an eight-point gap over Real Betis in third place. Atletico Madrid are another point back in fourth, followed by Barcelona trailing by one more point. Cadiz remain in 19th place.

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Sancet netted three times to lead his side to a 3-1 victory at Osasuna.

His treble came after he scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid before the winter break.

Villarreal demolished last-place Levante 5-0 thanks to a Gerard Moreno brace.

Villarreal, who struggled earlier in the season, have won six straight across all competitions. Levante remain winless in all 19 league games, and are eight points from safety.