Real Madrid upset in Seville


By: Manu Tournoux

Held in check against Betis Sevilla this Saturday, Real Madrid could lose its place as La Liga leader on Sunday.

THE real Madrid had the opportunity to put pressure on their pursuers at the top of La Liga with the reception of the Betis Sevilla this Saturday. In the event of victories, the Merengues could regain a three-point lead over Girona and seven over FC Barcelona.

Deprived of many major players, Carlo Ancelotti’s men dominated the start of the match and did not take long to obtain the first opportunities of the match, Brahim Diaz seeing his goal refused for an offside position. For their part, the Andalusians reacted thanks in particular to the flashes of Isco, but neither team managed to find the fault.

Bellingham, obviously

It was finally at the start of the second period that the capital club broke the deadlock, with once again Jude Bellingham with the wand. Perfectly served by a ladle from Diaz, the Englishman does not tremble and deceives Rui Silva with a shot between the legs, consolidating his place as leader of the scorers ranking with a twelfth achievement (1-0, 53rd).

Dominated but not underground, the Sevillians will quickly make their opponent pay for not having hit the nail on the head. With a powerful strike in the top corner, Aitor Ruibal allows Bétis to equalize (1-1, 66th). Sluggish at the end of the match, the Bétis players were close to the feat following a header from the former Madrilenian Isco which ended up on the post.

The two teams finally leave each other back to back. A result which does not suit anyone since Real sees its leadership threatened, while Bétis stagnates at the gates of the top 6.

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