Sevilla secured a surprise win over Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitana in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final thanks to a late winner from Joaquín Correa.
Diego Costa had already had one goal ruled out during a typical busy performance in attack for Atleti and with 17 minutes remaining the former Chelsea striker’s third goal in four games looked likely to settle matters.
However, Jesús Navas’ cross took a wicked deflection and was palmed into the net by Miguel Angel Moya to level the tie before Joaquín Correa brilliantly won it in the 88th minute. The young forward, who has struggled for consistency this season, latched on to a flick on and dashed clear to keep his composure and flick the ball beyond Moya.
Sevilla’s comeback to take a slender lead back to the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan next Tuesday came as something of a shock and Vincenzo Montella’s side are perhaps favourites now to progress.
Elsewhere in the Copa del Rey, Lionel Messi saw a second half penalty superbly saved by Diego López as Oscar Melendo struck late to give Espanyol a stunning derby win and a narrow advantage ahead of the second leg at the Camp Nou.
In France, Ángel Di María scored for the second consecutive match with a quick-fire brace that set Paris Saint-Germain on the way to an emphatic 8-0 win over Dijon in Ligue 1.
A wonderful, curling shot from the edge of the box after Giovani Lo Celso had flicked the ball into his path, opened the scoring after four minutes and ten minutes later, Di María tapped in his second.
Edinson Cavani made it three to equal Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club record of 156 goals and after Neymar had completed a hat-trick and Kylian Mbappe had made it seven, a late penalty caused controversy when Neymar slotted in his fourth rather than allowing Cavani to break the record.
PSG are cruising to the title and despite being linked away from the club, Di María is rediscovering some form ahead of the second half of the season.
And finally, Chelsea were made to work hard by Championship side Norwich but eventually progressed in the FA Cup after a penalty victory at Stamford Bridge. Willy Caballero making a rare start for Antonio Conte’s side was the hero after making the only save during the shootout to secure a 5-3 win following a controversial 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.