A stunning stoppage time winner from Stevan Jovetic ended Real Madrid’s Spanish record 40-game unbeaten run on Sunday as Sevilla scored twice in the final five minutes to win 2-1 at the Sanchez Pizjuan.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty put Madrid in front 23 minutes from time, but Sergio Ramos’s own goal levelled before Jovetic, making his La Liga debut on loan from Inter Milan, curled home from 25 yards.
Victory takes Sevilla ahead of Barcelona into second and to within a point of Real at the top of the table, but Madrid also have a game in hand.
“I couldn’t imagine a better start,” Jovetic told BeIN Sports Spain after only arriving in Seville on Tuesday.
Defeat ends a marvellous run for Zinedine Zidane’s men, who haven’t tasted defeat since losing to Wolfsburg on April 6.
However, the Frenchman urged his players to shrug off their disappointment with Real still well-placed to win a first ever treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League.
“We did the most difficult thing which was to score the goal and with such little time left they caught us out twice, which is the disappointing thing,” said Zidane.
The home fans took extra delight as it was Ramos, who inspired Sevilla’s fightback when he turned into his own net before Jovetic struck