Real Madrid received a bitter 1-2 defeat on the field of Real Betis in round 27 of La Liga, thereby losing the top position to the rivals Barcelona.
As a guest on the pitch of Real Betis, Real Madrid is determined to win all 3 points to reclaim the top spot from rival Barcelona. However, the best is probably Los Blancos has left in the recent Super Classics match.
Zinedine Zidane’s army does not have the fluency in coordination situations that can threaten the Betis goal.
Entering the match
Entering the match with the mentality of wanting to win, Real Madrid put up an attack from the beginning. The hero in the Classics 1 week ago, Vinicius Junior had a chance but his shot hit the edge of the net only.
Meanwhile, Real Betis also have their own opportunities. In the 27th minute, former Barca player, Marc Bartra, had a header to put the ball over the bar in the narrow space. Nabil Fekir then had a good chance to open the scoring with a shot from close range but unfortunately, Thibaut Courtois was focused.
By 40 minutes, the deadlock was cleared and Betis was the first goal. Taking advantage of the poor handling of Sergio Ramos, midfielder Sidnei came down and launched a beautiful shot to open the score.
However, before the end of the first half, Real had a goal and the goal was Karim Benzema. Marcelo got into the penalty area and was foul by the opponent. On the 11m mark, the French striker made no mistake to beat goalkeeper Robles.
In the second half
the two teams still maintained an attractive double kick. Betis midfield played well when mastering the middle line. They have very sharp counter-attacks and one of them brought the goal.
82 minutes after, Andres Guardado stole the ball after a pass from Benzema from the middle of the pitch and then poked Cristian Tello into the back of the net to finish in the face to make the score 2-1. This ratio is maintained until the end of 90 minutes.
With this shocking defeat, Real pity accepted the second place in La Liga and is 2 points behind Barca. Before that, the Catalunya team had a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad thanks to the unique goal of Lionel Messi.
Losing bitterly to Betis, Real Madrid can only blame themselves. They do not know how to take advantage of the victory in the Super Classics to reclaim the top spot from Barca.
After Round 27, Zidane’s army continued to return to the position to chase the great rival of Catalunya, with 2 points less.
Betis: Sidnei (40 ‘), Tello (82’)
Real: Benzema (45 ‘+ 3 pens)
Real Betis: Sidnei, Bartra, Moreno (Alfonso 77), Emerson; Gonzalez (Rodriguez 73); Robles, Fekir, Canales, Guardado, Joaquin (Tello 66); Loren
Real Madrid: Courtois; Militao, Vinicius; Marcelo (Mendy 60), Benzema Varane, Ramos; Casemiro; Lucas, Modric (Valverde 79), Kroos (Mariano 69).
Standings in La Liga after Round 27
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