Real Madrid accepts Betis in its first home game of the season in one of the most interesting matchups of the fourth round of La Liga. The match at “Santiago Bernabeu” starts at 17:15 and you can follow it LIVE at Sportlive.bg
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The match started in a great way for the hosts. From the very beginning, the desire of “los blancos” to play was evident. Carlo Ancelotti’s men deservedly took the lead in the 9th minute, Vinicius was brought alone against Silva and from the arc of the penalty area managed to pass the guard to the visitors, giving Real the lead – 1:0. Immediately after the goal, Nabil Fekir suffered an injury and was urgently replaced by Luis Enrique.
However, Real’s joy did not last that long. In the 17′, Canales received a nice pass from Iglesias in the box and fired an unsaveable shot into the middle of the goal, making the score 1:1. Just 2 minutes later, Vinicius missed an empty net. In the 20th minute, Chuameni headed a corner and delivered a dangerous shot, but Silva refused to be overcome with an excellent save.
By the end of the first half, the Royals dominated. Good opportunities opened up for Eduardo Camavinga, Vinicius and Karim Benzema, but alas they were unable to convert and restore Real’s lead. Real Betis continued to act very cautiously, deep in their own half.
The second half started fairly evenly. Real settled permanently in the half of Betis and tried in every way to break through the defense of the visitors. And they continued to defend successfully and did not allow the star selection of Madrid to create danger around Silva’s goal.
Los Blancos regained the lead in the 65′ Rodrigo was the smartest in the Betis box and latched onto the ball with a powerful shot which he sent straight into the bottom left corner making the score 2:1 for the hosts.
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Kamavinga, Modri, Tchuameni, Vinicius, Rodrigo, Benzema
Real Betis: Silva, Sabali, Felipe, Edgar, Moreno, Rodriguez, Guardado, Canales, Juanmi, Fekir, Iglesias
BEFORE THE MEETING
The two teams are the only teams in Spain with a full asset of points so far, and this will change in the coming hours. Los Blancos, however, will have to contend with a negative statistic. Real have not scored against Betis at home since March 12, 2017. At that time, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, who are no longer in the team, were right for the 2:1 victory. After that, the “green and white” achieved two consecutive victories with 1:0 and 2:0, followed by three goalless draws.
The Whites have conceded a goal in all three of their meetings so far this season, but have managed to emerge victorious each time, while Betis have twice managed to keep a clean sheet and that should certainly have Carlo Ancelotti’s men thinking about how to break through the strong defense of the guests.
The Italian specialist has no problems in his squad, while the Verdiblancos will have to do without William Carvalho, Martin Montoya and Victor Camarasa due to injuries, while Herman Pezzella misses out due to suspension.