CHRONICLE | 09/26/2020 | Alberto Navarro
The goals of Valverde, Emerson (own goal) and Sergio Ramos give victory to Zidane's, who beat Betis in the second half.
- The league
- Matchday 3
- Sat, Sep 26
The meeting began with a lot of rhythm and alternatives for both teams. The first occasion was for the visitors. Pass of Casemiro behind the defense and Mendy, who came from behind, went into the area, cut and missed the goal in his shot with the right. The Betic response came a minute later and was frustrated by a great intervention by Courtois after Sanabria's head in the small area.
Real Madrid domain
The game was back and forth and the first goal came just before the quarter hour was up. Attended Benzema from the right wing and Valverde he surprised everyone at the near post to make it 0-1. The Madridistas were able to extend distances on the next play. Center Benzema, Bartra cleared and the volley with the left of Bouquets, who had joined the attack, did not find a goal for very little.
They were the best moments of the Real Madrid, but Betis reacted. Canales crossed at 35 'and Mandi scored with a header. Everything got complicated two minutes later after the left-footed shot with which Carvalho beat Courtois. With 2-1 the break was reached, despite the fact that Real Madrid could tie with a head of Bouquets in 40 'after the free kick Kroos, and, at 45 ', with a heads up of Benzema, who couldn't get past Joel inside the area after an exquisite long pass from the German, who left with annoyance in added time. Modrić replaced him.
Reaction in the second part
Isco entered instead of Ødegaard after passing through the changing rooms and in minute 48 he tied the Real Madrid. Center Carvajal and Emerson, in the attempt to clear, lodged the ball in his goal. The goal made the visitors grow and in the 67 'Betis was left with ten after the expulsion of Emerson, who brought down Jović when facing Joel.
There were more than 20 minutes left and Madrid's chances followed one another. Center Valverde in the 70 'and the auction of Benzema in the small area he left high. The victory goal came in the 82nd minute after Bartra prevented a shot from inside the area with his hand. Foreman. The referee indicated the maximum penalty after consulting with the VAR and Bouquets, infallible from 11 meters, converted his seventeenth consecutive penalty with the Real Madrid to give the three points to the champion of League, who was even able to score the fourth on two clear occasions, one of Isco and another of Benzema.