Match Report Real Madrid 0 – Betis 1: Sanabria Punishes the Anxiety

Match Report Real Madrid 0 – Betis 1: Sanabria Punishes the Anxiety


La Liga title gets very complicated. It’s only the month of September, but Real Madrid have not won any game at home in La Liga and they are now 7 points behind FC Barcelona. Betis resisted the 90 minutes and got the three points (0-1) in the injury time thanks to a header scored by Tony Sanabria.

Real Betis break the run of 73 games scoring in a row for Real Madrid. Besides, the Andalusian team hadn’t won in 19 years at Bernabéu, but tonight was their evening. Betis had chances, Real Madrid tried very hard but got anxious in the end and Sanabria punished it. Bernabéu stadium doesn’t suit Los Blancos this season.

The game started with a very clear chance for Betis after mistakes of Varane and Casemiro. Luckily, Carvajal saved the shot on the line. However, Real Madrid reacted quickly and Cristiano Ronaldo could have scored first and Luka Modric after, but the game was very open. The Portuguese was eager to score and he tried again in the 28th minute with a long shot, but Adán saved it. But Betis were in the game and Fabián had the chance to score in the 33rd minute, but Keylor Navas made a brilliant save.

Real Madrid continued trying and they already deserved some goals. Isco was the next one to find Adán, who was becoming the best Betis player. Luka Modric was the only Real Madrid player who was showing a great level against a dangerous rival. It was a goalless draw at half time.

The second half started with Real Madrid pressuring high and arriving easily to Adán’s box. The first goal could arrive in the 50th minute, but Cristiano missed after a great assist of Bale. Although Real Madrid tried harder, Betis could take the lead but Francis missed the chance. Also Carvajal had the chance to score and the bar prevented it. The goal didn’t arrive and it was time for Marco Asensio, who came in to the pitch.

The bad news continued to arrive because Marcelo got injured again and he asked for the substitution. Lucas Vázquez and Borja Mayoral got in, seeking the opening goal. Soon we saw the best chances, with Gareth Bale finishing in a very strange way but finding again Adán.

With the changes, Real Madrid got lost and played very disorganized. Without defenders, Betis had many chances at the counter-attack until they found the prize. Tony Sanabria scored in the 93rd minute, giving the three points to the Andalusian team. Real Madrid have not won any game at home in La Liga and the title gets very complicated now. Barcelona are 7 points clear in the top of the table.