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2021-22 LaLiga
  • Lucas Ocampos (58')

Sevilla beats Cadiz to reduce Real Madrid's LaLiga lead

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Ocampos' goal puts Sevilla up 1-0 (0:45)

Ivan Rakitic finds Lucas Ocampos for the goal as Sevilla goes up 1-0 vs. Cadiz. (0:45)

Sevilla cut into Real Madrid's LaLiga lead after winning at Cadiz 1-0 on Monday.

Lucas Ocampos' second-half goal helped pull Sevilla to within five points of Los Blancos. Sevilla also has one more game to play than Madrid.

Madrid gave Sevilla the chance to tighten the title race after Carlo Ancelotti's side lost at Getafe on Sunday, a defeat that ended an unbeaten run of 15 games across all competitions.

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Joan Jordan hit the post early for Sevilla, which was missing several players.

Sevilla was without seven players, which the club did not identify, due to COVID-19 infections. Defender Jules Kounde was also suspended, while Suso Fernandez, Erik Lamela and Jesus Navas were recovering from injury.

Ocampos broke through Cadiz's tightly packed defense in the 58th minute. Ivan Romero controlled a loose ball in the area, slipped a pass to Ivan Rakitic, who used one touch to find Ocampos to score from an angle.

"Considering all the players we were missing, we are happy," Ocampos said. He dedicated his goal to his wife who was self-isolating after testing positive for COVD-19.

Sevilla opened up an eight-point gap over Real Betis in third place. Atletico Madrid is another point back in fourth, followed by Barcelona trailing by one more point.

Cadiz was in second-to-last place.

Spanish LaLiga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 37 +49 85
2 Barcelona 37 +32 73
3 Atletico Madrid 37 +21 68
4 Sevilla 37 +22 67
5 Real Betis 37 +22 64
6 Real Sociedad 37 +4 62
7 Villarreal 37 +24 56
8 Athletic Club 37 +8 55
9 Osasuna 37 -12 47
10 Celta Vigo 37 +2 46
11 Valencia 37 -7 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 37 -9 42
13 Espanyol 37 -13 41
14 Getafe 37 -6 39
15 Elche 37 -14 39
16 Granada 37 -17 37
17 Mallorca 37 -29 36
18 Cádiz 37 -17 36
19 Levante 37 -27 32
20 Alavés 37 -33 31