Real Madrid took on Real Betis away from home knowing both other title rivals won their respective games and the pressure was on Zidane’s side who were looking to break their four game winless streak. They started in best possible fashion where Varane headed home the first goal while Benzema, Marcelo and Isco scored before the break to put Real Madrid in commanding position with 4-0 lead at half time. Isco scored his second of the night Alvaro Cejudo had given homeside something to celebrate.
Real Madrid 2-1 Real Betis Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga 2017 Match ]
25′ 0 – 1 Keylor Navas (Own goal) gave Betis a surprise lead at Bernabue on Sunday night.
41′ 1 – 1 Cristiano Ronaldo equalized just before the halftime to bring Real Madrid back into the game.
Real Madrid vs Real Betis – Match Highlights
Date: Sunday, 12 March 2017 – Time: 20:45 CET / 19:45 uk time
Channel: SkySports 2 (UK), beINSports (US)
Since the game is kicking off at 19:45 uk time we will have the match highlights after the game at around 21:00 uk time with extended match footage and goals video. So if you missed the live action your can always visit this page to get the match recap video.
Match Preview & Lineups: Real Madrid are coming into this game on the back of four consecutive draws and Ronaldo has been under pressure for not doing enough for the team. However he had a superb international break scoring 5 goals in two matches and should be more confident going into this weekend’s clash
Real Betis 1-5 Real Madrid – 15 October 2016
[ Spanish Primera Liga 2016-17 Match ]
04′ 0 – 1 Raphael Varane opened the scoring inside first four minutes with a glancing header to make it 1-0 for Real Madrid.
32′ 0 – 2 Karim Benzema doubled Real Madrid lead just after the half hour mark.
40′ 0 – 3 Marcelo who was brilliant throughout the game scored the third for Real madrid before the break.
45′ 0 – 4 Isco another played who had a good game scored his first and Real madrid fourth as homeside wrapped three points.
56′ 1 – 4 Alvaro Cejudo gave Real Betis a cansolation goal after the halftime but it was too little too late.
63′ 1 – 5 Isco was at it again as Real Madrid rounded off the win with comprehensive result.
Real Madrid are likely to start with Ronaldo, Benzema and Gareth Bale in the starting lineup while Isco, Kroos and Kovacic to start in central midfield. Both Modric and Casemiro are set to miss the game leaving Zidane with some selection headech.
Real Madrid is odds on favorite to get three points playing at home and they must win to keep the pace with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the top. Ronaldo’s form has been an issue for Madrid since his return from injury but his international exploits will help his confidence. I am going with an easy win for Real Madrid in this one.