Photo Gallery – Best moments of the match against Real Betis
Zinedine Zidane dropped his first points against Real Betis as Real Madrid mentor, missing the injured Gareth Bale, were held to a draw against Real Betis and lost further ground on Barcelona at the highest point of La Liga. A penny for Rafa Benitez’ considerations – everything in the greenhouse appeared to be blushing for the new mentor with two agreeable high-scoring home wins in his initial two amusements yet life out and about is far harder for this Madrid side and missing Bale they battled against a gutsy Betis side. Zidane watched his side return from yielding an early ponder volley from Alvaro Cejudo – a goal that he would have been pleased with and much the same as one he scored on this ground in a Bordeaux shirt 20 years prior. They returned through Karim Benzema yet couldn’t discover the victor.
Zidane fairly shockingly picked Danilo in front of Dani Carvajal and it was the Brazilian right-back who was always uncovered as Real Madrid’s weakest connection in the first half. It was down his side that Betis’ opening goal came. Ruben Castro tried Keylor Navas with a shot that the attendant kept out. In any case, the bounce back swelled up into the air above Pepe and when he neglected to head it clear it dropped to the edge of the territory and Alvaro Cejudo bore down of his right foot and volleyed it past Navas. Cristiano Ronaldo attempted to lead the rebound however he was having one of those evenings. He went down under a test from Molinero and guaranteed a penalty – it would have been liberal had it been given. He then ought to then have evened out when tee-up by Benzema yet neglected to beat previous Real Madrid keeper Antonio Adan in the Betis goal. Ronaldo was then played in by Marcelo yet he was plainly offside. He was either getting himself the wrong side of the last defender or shooting too a long way from goal.
Here’s the best moments of the match against Real Betis: [In Slides]