VIDEO: Manchester City flop nets second strike in a week against Real Madrid to end Zidane's unbeaten runPublished January 16, 2017
Stevan Jovetic struck a dramatic 91st minute winner to bring to an end Real Madrid’s 40-game unbeaten streak and reignite a La Liga title race that was in danger of fading into obscurity.
The Manchester City flop netted his second goal in less than a week against Zinedine Zidane’s men to grant new club Sevilla a victory and send them back above Barcelona in the table.
A January 10 loan signing from Internazionale, the Serbian forward helped the Rojiblancos to a 3-3 draw against Real in Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash, but arguably went one better in curling a late effort from distance past a stranded Keylor Navas.
Trailing 1-0 with 85 minutes on the clock after Cristiano Ronaldo’s controversial penalty, ex-Sevilla defender Sergio Ramos put through his own net to draw the hosts level.
The goal which ended Real Madrid's record 40-match unbeaten run. Step forward, Stevan Jovetic. pic.twitter.com/P0smhXmp0r— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) January 16, 2017
The stage was then set for substitute Jovetic to snatch all three points in injury-time, with his goal ending Los Blancos’ 40-match unbeaten run.
Coupled with Barcelona’s 5-0 thumping of Las Palmas on Saturday afternoon, the result leaves Real just one point clear of Sevilla, although the Champions League holders do have a game in hand.
Luis Enrique’s Barcelona lie a further point behind Los Merengues in third.