Sevilla did not back down to Ronaldo and Real. Last Sunday’s comeback by Sevilla to shock first-place Real Madrid and end its historic run of 40 matches unbeaten was just the latest example of why La Liga offers the most intriguing, competitive and balanced domestic league in Europe. Zinedine Zidane and his men still sit one point clear at the top with a game in hand, but Spain is no longer a two-horse or even a three-horse race.
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A roundup of all of Tuesday’s action in FA Cup third-round replays… Burnley 2-0 Sunderland Sam Vokes and Andre Gray grabbed goals for Burnley, who opted for a largely first-choice lineup in Tuesday’s replay. Sunderland, meanwhile, went with a mix-and-match bunch and slumped to six games without a win (all competitions), meaning they can focus solely on Premier League survival from here on out. Burnley will host Championship side Bristol City in the fourth round next Saturday, Jan. 28. Crystal Palace 2-1 Bolton Wanderers Sam Allardyce picked up his first win as Palace boss, courtesy of a Christian Benteke brace scored nine minutes apart in the second half, as the Eagles came from behind to beat