Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga Santander game between Real Betis and Real Madrid at Estadio Benito Villamarin on the 26th September 2020 in Seville, Spain
Sergio Ramos netted a controversial penalty winner to give Real Madrid their first win of the season against Real Betis 10-a-side after a whirlwind competition at Benito Villamarin
After drawing his first game against Real Sociedad, Zinedine Zidane gave Luka Jovic a surprise start, with Martin Odegaard remaining in the lineup against Luka Modric who fell on the bench
It took just 14 minutes for the visitors to open the scoring thanks to Fede Valverde, the Uruguayan converting a close Karim Benzema cross to score Real Madrid’s first goal of the season
The dynamics of the game changed in the span of just two minutes when Real Betis scored a quick brace, with Aissa Mandi first giving a header past Thibaut Courtois, then William Carvalho shooting the Belgian
Modric and Isco were brought in for the start of the second half, with the former having an immediate impact A goal against his Emerson side under pressure from Benzema restored parity before the Brazilian was sent off for knocking down Jovic while he was clean
VAR was again used to decide that Marc Bartra maneuvered inside the zone to prevent substitute Borja Mayoral from getting a shot, giving Ramos the chance for Panenka to kick Joel Betis , giving Real Madrid the three points
Zidane decided to go for Odegaard over Modric from the start but was forced to bring in the Croatian at half-time due to lack of control in the middle of the pitch It’s only natural that the Real Madrid manager would want to take Modric out of the squad given his age, but it reminded him how important he remains to his squad, with the away side improving after his substitution.
Towards the end of last season, questions were asked of Valverde After making himself indispensable to Real Madrid during the first half of the campaign, the Uruguayan has suffered a drop in form in recent years weeks, which has led some to suggest that it could be replaced by Odegaard But it was a demonstration of what Valverde offers Real Madrid in his hybrid role of central-right midfielder He was the best player on the pitch, offering structure, energy and goal threat with deep runs
Real Betis – Robles 6, Emerson 4, Mandi 6, Bartra 6, Moreno 4, Guido Rodríguez 6, William 7, Fekir 6, Joaquín 6, Canales 7, Sanabria 6 Submarines – Tello 5, Montoya 5, Moron 4
Real Madrid – Courtois 7, Carvajal 6, Varane 6, Ramos 7, Mendy 6, Casemiro 5, Kroos 4, Valverde 8, Odegaard 5, Benzema 7, Jovic 6 Submarines – Isco 5, Modric 8, Mayoral 6
14 ’GOAL! Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid: The visitors took the lead and Real Madrid scored their first goal of the season! Benzema took the opportunity to put the cross in the center and Valverde was there to convert the finish in the net of Real Betis at six meters!
OBJECTIVE 35 ’! Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid: This goal had come! Canales whipped up a delivery into Real Madrid’s box after a short corner and Mandi passed Casemiro to propel a header past Courtois! There was nothing the Belgian could do to stop this! The Betis are back on level terms!
36 ’GOAL! Real Betis 2-1 Real Madrid: two goals in two minutes! Real Betis has turned this game upside down! Fekir sent the ball to Carvalho and the Portugal international squeezed a shot past Courtois! Could the Real Madrid keeper have done better with the save?
48 ’GOAL! Real Betis 2-2 Real Madrid: Real Madrid are back on the same level! The pass was passed to Carvajal, who played the ball to the back post and Benzema was on hand to finish up close, although the finishing touch could have come from Emerson as he tried to meet the challenge.
70 ’SHIPPED! After a lengthy VAR review, the referee showed Emerson a red card for nudging Jovic in the back while he was clear on goal! Real Betis have been reduced to 10 men
PENALTY OF 83 ‘AT REAL MADRID! The referee decided that Bartra had manipulated the ball to prevent Mayoral from getting a shot on goal! It’s a very tough decision for the Betis defender!
83 ’GOAL! Real Betis 2-3 Real Madrid: Panenka! Of course, it’s a Panenka! Ramos goes up to the penalty spot and makes Robles look rather silly with the chipped finish in the middle! The ex-Sevilla player scores what could be the winner against Real Betis!
Sergio Ramos became the third player in La Liga history to score in 17 consecutive seasons
Real Madrid have now extended their undefeated La Liga to 13 games (their loss to Real Betis in March is their last loss in the competition)
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