Real Madrid got the first three points against Real Betis. The match in Seville was very important for Zidane’s team. After the injury of Marcelo, the team was left with only one left-back defender.
First half of the match
Zidane decided to rotate the squad and started the match with an interesting strategy. French coach started the attacking line with Jovic and Benzema. In the midfield, we saw Odegaard, Kroos, Casemiro and Valverde. It was a good choice in the first part of the half.
Real Madrid started strongly and scored a goal very soon. After the cross from the right side, Valverde was first on the ball and scored the goal. In just 30 seconds after the goal, Sergio Ramos missed an open shot in front of the goal post.
By the end of the first half Real Betis decided to attack more. Defense of Los Blancos was very weak and they could not defend well. In the 35th minute, Mandi scored a beautiful header after the cross from Sergio Canales. In just two minutes, William Carvalho scored a screamer and gave a lead to Real Betis.
Second half of the match
Zinedine started the second half with a different midfield. Kroos asked for a change because he felt pain in his right thigh. Luka Modric started the second half along with Isco. Spanish midfielder changed Odegaard.
We saw that Zidane wanted the first three points of La Liga. He started the second half with counter attacks and soon the team could score an equalizer. After the cross from Dani Carvajal, Real Betis defender scored the own goal. In just a few minutes, Emerson was sent off. It was an awful match for Emerson as he scored his own goal and got a straight red card.
In the 81st minute, the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Marc Bartra played with hand while going against Borja Mayoral. Sergio Ramos went to the penalty spot and scored an easy goal. Real Madrid took three points from Seville