As the clocked ticked into the 93rd minute, it looked as though Real Madrid’s unbeaten run was coming to an end. Zinedine Zidane’s team, without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo and injured Gareth Bale, had already equaled Barcelona’s Spanish record of 39 games undefeated, but looked to be falling just short of eclipsing its great rival.
In Zidane’s 56 games as coach, the Frenchman has won more titles than he has lost matches — clinching the Champions League, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup, while suffering just two defeats.
The two sides meet again in La Liga Sunday with Sevilla, rejuvenated this season under the guidance of Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, still in the title race and just four points behind leader Real.
Zidane’s side will then go on to play Celta Viga in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg next Wednesday.