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Should Nacho’s goal for Real Madrid against Sevilla have stood?

The Spain international was quick to put the ball in the back of the net and open the scoring against Sevilla, but should it have stood?

Rule number one of football? Always play to the whistle.

Someone should tell Steven N’Zonzi and his Sevilla team-mates, because they paid the price for not playing to the whistle against Real Madrid.

Can you guess what happened next?

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Can you guess what happened next?

With ten minutes on the clock and the score still locked at 0-0 Madrid youngster Marco Asensio went down on the edge of the box after a foul by Daniel Carrico.

So who was going to take the free-kick? Cristiano Ronaldo? Toni Kroos? James Rodriguez? Maybe even Sergio Ramos?

While they were all deciding, left-back Nacho stepped up and slotted the ball past a non-existent wall and into the back of the net.

He’s behind you

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He’s behind you

Too late

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Too late

N’Zonzi hadn’t even turned round yet but Nacho was wheeling away celebrating in front of the Bernabeu.

The goal set Madrid on the path to a 4-1 win, with a Cristiano Ronaldo double and strike from Toni Kroos keeping Zinedine Zidane’s side in the driving seat for the title.

Classic imaginary burger celebration

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Classic imaginary burger celebration

The referee had clearly told Nacho he was allowed to take it, so there was no reason for the goal to be ruled out.

But is it a bit cheap to take a shot while the goalkeeper is setting up his wall?

Either way, we don’t think Nacho is going to care.