Real Madrid were the better team throughout the match but had to come back from an 0-2 deficit in the second half.
Sevilla caught a few breaks including the opening goal which was an own goal off Xabi Alonso. They would continue their good fortune with a shot form Ivica Dragutinovic which took a weird bounce and fooled Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas. It appeared to be curling towards Casillas but after bouncing went towards the far post. The match was now 0-2 with about 40 minutes left to play.
There was no panic in Real Madrid as they had gotten chances earlier and would just have to convert some to get back in the match. They began with a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 60th minute and one from Sergio Ramos in the 64th minute. Ronaldo’s was a pass that was deflected and fell to him in the box while Ramos headed it form a corner kick.
Madrid continued to push for the next goal and would eventually get it in stoppage time. A cross was sent in, headed on goal by Higuain, and Van der Vaart was there to put in the rebound. It would be enough to give Real Madrid a come from behind victory.