Real Betis defeat La Liga title contenders Real Madrid 2-1 in a Shocker

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La Liga 2020 Real Madrid vs Real Betis highlights – It was an absolute shocker at Real Betis on Sunday as they beat La Liga title contenders, Real Madrid 2-1 to break their winning momentum after a thumping El Clasico win last week. Real Madrid is currently in second place with 56 points off 27 matches in the La Liga points table trailing leaders, Barcelona by 2 points. Barcelona is enjoying the top spot after they beat Real Sociedad 1-0 after their humbling defeat at the Bernabeu.

la liga 2020 real madrid vs real betis highlights

Real Betis were first to open the scoring with Sidnei’s 40th-minute goal. It was a rather clumsy affair as the home team was appealing for a penalty, following the collision between Ramos and Nabil Fekir. Instead, the ball rolled on towards the feet of the defender, Sidnei, who struck into the visitor’s net.

La Liga 2020 Real Madrid vs Real Betis highlights

Ironically, Sidnei was fouled for causing Marcelo to fall in the penalty area, thus awarding a penalty kick to Real Madrid. Karim Benzema did not let go of this opportunity and successfully scored from the spot, equalizing the scoreline.

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In the second half, Betis skipper, Joaquin failed to convert an opportunity to score while Madrid’s, Ferland Mendy struck the ball against the crossbar. The decider came in the 82nd minute with Cristian Tello’s goal sending ripples of joy across the home team’s stadium.

La Liga 2020 Real Madrid vs Real Betis highlights

With this defeat, Madrid has now lost three of the four matches played across all competitions.

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In the post-match interview, Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos said that the result was fair and that they need to introspect their actions on the field as they didn’t play well at all. He was disappointed as they failed to cement their place at the top of the points table but he also said they would remain calm and won’t blame themselves too much over this defeat. He said that there were a lot of points left to fight for, but they can’t miss more opportunities to put themselves ahead as they did with this match.

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