Real Madrid win with Casemiro's double
Real Madrid started without top scorer Karim Benzema, captain Sergio Ramos and record signing Eden Hazard, but claimed a scrappy 2-1 win over Sevilla yesterday morning (Singapore time).
Casemiro's first double as a Real player proved the difference amid a three-goal flurry in the second half, during which Luuk de Jong had briefly pulled Sevilla level.
Atletico Madrid's hopes of getting back into the title race faded even further with a 2-0 defeat at struggling Eibar, wh1o scored through Esteban Burgos and Edu Exposito.
The defeat left Diego Simeone's men eight points behind Real. - REUTERS