Former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic ended Real Madrid 40-game unbeaten record with a late winner for Sevilla after Sergio Ramos had put through his own net to turn the most dramatic of games on its head.
Real Madrid looked to be heading for a 1-0 victory after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty had put them ahead on 67 minutes. But Ramos, who had been jeered throughout by supporters at his former club, then powered a header past his own keeper.
Victory would have taken Madrid five points clear of Barcelona with a game in hand, but Stevan Jovetic made fantastic impact off the bench with a dramatic late winner into the bottom right corner
Having only recently joined the club, Jovetic has already endeared himself to the supporters with his winning goal against the La Liga champions Real Madrid.
Sevilla celebrated a famous victory against the La Liga leaders as they came from behind to snatch the win.
Sevilla are now second in the table and have leapfrogged Barcelona in yet another twist to the title race.
Ronaldo buried his spot-kick after Sevilla keeper Sergio Rico brought down Dani Carvajal. Sevilla players protested the decision and when Vitolo stood with his back to the penalty spot Ronaldo risked a yellow card by throwing the ball at him. No action was taken and Ronaldo found Rico’s left-hand corner before celebrating in front of Sevilla’s most vocal supporters.
Those same supporters had been furious with Ramos last week in the Copa del Rey when he scored with a Panenka penalty to knock them out of the cup and then teased them, pointing to his shirt in celebration.
Sergio Ramos scored an own goal with this header six minutes from time to pull the home side level after a free kick.
Real Madrid will have to win their remaining games if they must retain the title.