Real Madrid 3-2 Deportivo as Mejia and Ramos late goals secure three points for Madrid, Real Madrid took on Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga this Saturday night at Santiago Bernabeu. hoping to restore their 6 points lead at top of the table. Zidane gave a rare start to James Rodriguez who came close to scoring couple of times but fluffed his lines. Without Ronaldo and Benzema Real Madrid were always going to struggle but they dig deep in second half even after going 2-1 down and produced a late flurry with Mejia and Sergio Ramos scoring late to secure important three points.
Sergio Ramos popped up with yet another injury time goal to not only save Real Madrid but keep their 6 points lead at top of the table established for another week. Now Real Madrid travel to Japan where they will play semifinal and possible the final on 15th and 18th december respectively.
Sergio Ramos headed another dramatic injury-time goal as Spanish league leaders Real Madrid created a new club record of 35 matches unbeaten with a barely deserved win against Deportivo La Coruna. Real, without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo, fought back from 2-1 down in the final six minutes to restore their six-point advantage over arch-rivals Barcelona, who won 3-0 at Osasunaearlier on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane’s side laboured in an uninspiring first half which saw Depor midfielder Celso Borges head against the post. Striker Alvaro Morata’s 20-yard drive shortly after the restart appeared to ease the tension among the home fans.
However, Depor substitute Joselu – on loan from English Premier League side Stoke – swung the match dramatically in favour of the visitors. He powered in the equaliser with a rising drive into the top-left corner after on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil dispossessed Casemiro on the edge of his penalty area. And Joselu, who came through the ranks at the Bernabeu, increased the nervousness by pouncing on more defensive uncertainty to slot home. Real equalised with six minutes left when substitute Mariano Diaz scored his first La Liga goal with a fortuitous effort that flew in off his shoulder. Then, skipper Ramos – whose late equaliser earned Real a vital draw at Barcelona last weekend – headed in Toni Kroos’ corner to spark jubilant celebrations at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid 3 – 2 Deportivo La Coruña Spanish La Liga BBVA Match Highlights
- 45′ [ Half-time report ] Madrid might have dominated possesion and chances created but they failed to break down the deadlock at Santiago Bernabue in opening 45 minutes.
- 50′ 1 – 0 Alvaro Morata scored a 20-yard drive shortly after the break.
63′ 1 – 1 Joselu a substitute scored equaliser with a rising drive into the top-left corner after midfielder Carles Gil dispossessed Casemiro on the edge of his penalty area.
65′ 1 – 2 Joselu increased the nervousness by pouncing on more defensive uncertainty to slot home another goal.
84′ 2 – 2 Mariano Mejia a substitute scored his first La Liga goal with a fortuitous effort that flew in off his shoulder.
90′+2 3 – 2 Sergio Ramos headed in Toni Kroos’ corner to spark jubilant celebrations at the Bernabeu.
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