Atlético de Madrid drew against Sevilla and Barcelona lost in Levante’s stadium, so it was the perfect opportunity for Los Blancos to get some advantage in the table, but Real Madrid missed again a good opportunity and were only able to draw (0-0) against Betis, a team struggling this year to stay out of the relegation zone. Now Real Madrid and Barcelona have the same points in the top of the table.
After the exhibition against Leganés, Real Madrid looked sharper and decided to get a good straight in November, with an easy calendar ahead. However, Los Blancos missed many chances and they lacked again of a topscorer to solve this kind of games. When Benzema doesn’t find the net, no one scores goal in this team, and this is a very dangerous situation.
Zinedine Zidane chose again Benzema, Hazard and Rodrygo in the attacking line, with Modric and Mendy as the main news in the line-up. The Belgian playmaker was the best player this time and he even scored one good goal, but VAR intervened to show the offside. It was the only time Real Madrid players could beat Joel Robles, the best player in the pitch.
Real Madrid played better in the first half, with good chances for Benzema or Sergio Ramos. However, in the second half the team lost the pace and Zidane couldn’t see it from the bench, not changing the game. Jovic or Vinicius came in to the pitch too late, even if the team needed one goal or something different to change the game.
Actually the Brazilian had a very good chance in the last minutes, but again Vinicius missed it. Even Betis could have scored some goals, with Fekir and Loren trying Courtois, but the Belgian goalkeeper kept a clean sheet for the third game in a row. Now it’s time to recover from this accident and be ready to host Galatasaray, in a crucial game to reach the Last 16 round in the Champions League.