Ramos Misses Penalty As Sevilla Edge Out Ronaldo-less Madrid

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane does not "care what people think" about the fact he made wholesale changes to his team for Wednesday's 3-2 defeat at Sevilla.

"I think we've got a really good chance", Gerrard told Sport360. Sergio Ramos scored an own goal to extend the lead for the host as Sevilla trailed Real Madrid with three goals up in the 84th minute but Real Madrid got a consolation for Real Madrid from Borja Mayoral in the 87th.

It was not just Real Madrid who were wasting their opportunities, however, as some superb individual trickery from Ben Yedder was undone after Layun shanked his shot into the crowd behind Kiko Casilla's goal.

Klopp will be looking to call on the devastating exploits of his formidable attacking trident in Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, who have collectively scored 89 goals between them in all competitions.

But for all their possession, Madrid struggled to craft goalscoring opportunities and Sevilla almost broke the deadlock 12 minutes in - Franco Vazquez's first-time effort was deflected wide by Ramos. "We have a lot of games and have to rest, there's a final and we have to rest, I'm the coach and I decide". "I've experienced it, you can beat them".

Spanish press has often claimed the Frenchman gave up on their league ambitions earlier in the season with inconsistencies in squad selection but the Los Blancos boss has firmly refuted the allegations.

Real Madrid have since turned their attention to Saturday's match against Celta, the last game this season at the Bernabéu.

Last year's champions remain in third place, three points behind Europa League finalists Atletico Madrid, with two games remaining.

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