Carlo Ancelotti rolled out his strongest starting XI possible, with the only tweak being Marco Asensio back in for Rodrygo Goes on the right-hand side of attack, while David Alaba was a surprise inclusion after picking up a minor knee injury in the midweek Champions League clash at Sheriff.
The visitors from Andalusia enjoyed the better start and were ahead early through a Rafa Mir header, before Karim Benzema brought the hosts level by taking advantage of a mistake from Sevilla goalkeeper Bono. For large parts of the match Real Madrid were flat, but some late magic was summoned by Vinicius to earn the three points.
The Brazilian collected a cross-field pass from Militao and did the rest, jinking past a couple Sevilla defenders before rocketing a right-footed effort into the top right corner of net to deliver the 2-1 victory.
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