First victory of the season in La Liga for Real Madrid who emerged victorious from a duel against Betis Seville (2-3, 3rd day).
A week after remaining silent against Real Sociedad (0-0) in their first league game of the season, Zinedine Zidane’s Merengue managed to snatch a first success on the Betis pitch (2-3), after being down 2-1. If the room for improvement of the Madrilenians still seems important, Zizou will be satisfied with the positive points seen this Saturday.
Dominator at the start of the first period, and able to count on a decisive Thibaut Courtois from the 7th on a point blank header from ’Antonio Sanabria, Real Madrid logically opened the scoring through Federico Valverde, receiving a cross from Karim Benzema (0-1, 14 ‘). Gradually, however, Sevilla recovered and after two imprecise strikes from Nabil Fekir (20th) and Sanabria (25th), managed to equalize on a perfect header from Aissa Mandi (1-1, 35th).
A first warning shot, followed immediately by a second, also in the form of a goal, this time signed William Carvalho, on a serve from Fekir (2-1, 34 ‘). Enough to allow Betis to join the locker room with a goal ahead of Real Madrid somewhat stunned and deprived of Tony Kroos, left prematurely on injury (45th + 1) and replaced by Luka Modric.
Emerson rocks the match
A break and it starts again. As at the start of the meeting, the Merengue took matters into their own hands from the first moments of the second act, all completed by an early goal scored against his side by Emerson, pressed by Karim Benzema on a center from Daniel Carvajal (2 -2, 49th). By himself, the Brazilian defender will also change the game for good when he is sent off for a voluntary trip up (67 ‘). At ten, the Béticos finally cracked and offered a penalty to Sergio Ramos, whose Panenka sealed the score of the meeting (2-3).
In four days, Real will follow up with a game that will pit them against modest Valladolid. As for Betis, defeated for the first time in three matches, it will be necessary to try to revive in Getafe.
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