Match summary :Real_Betis – #Real_Madrid – Played on 03/05/ 2023
Real Madrid continued bleeding points with a 0-0 draw against its host Real Betis, today, Sunday, at Pinto Villamarin Stadium, in the 24th round of the Spanish League.
The Royals stumbled into a draw for the second consecutive round in the league, to present a new gift to their rivals Barcelona, who moved away from the lead by 9 points.
Real Madrid raised its tally to 53 points, in second place behind Barça, which has 62 points, while Betis remained in fifth place with 41 points.
The beginning of the match was enthusiastic and flaming in the first quarter of an hour, as Thibaut Courtois blocked a missile from Ayoze Perez, and Benzema responded with a free kick that he hit in the left scissors.
However, the referee of the match decided to cancel the goal after calling the video technology, to discover the existence of a handball against Antonio Rudiger, who changed the path of Benzema’s shot into the net of the goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo.
The rhythm gradually subsided, before Valverde decided to ignite the atmosphere of the meeting again with a powerful shot over the crossbar, after which Vinicius Junior missed a promising opportunity due to recklessness.
The Andalusian team responded with ineffective attempts from the active right-front duo, Aitor Roibal, and Youssef Sabali, to end the first half with a goalless draw.
The scenario was repeated in its entirety at the start of the second half, an enthusiastic start and the exchange of dangerous attempts on the goal of goalkeepers Courtois and Bravo.
Thibaut Courtois blocked a long shot from Roybal before the brilliant Belgian goalkeeper saved a goal against Borja Iglesias.
Claudio Bravo prevented a dangerous opportunity in front of Benzema, twice grabbed a powerful shot from Valverde, and Rodrigo wasted a third opportunity very strangely.
And Real found great suffering on both sides of the field, so Carlo Ancelotti moved to replace the full-backs Lucas Vazquez and Camavinga, with Chuamini, to participate in Carvajal, Nacho, and Ceballos.
The Madrid giant pressed hard, seeking to score the first goal, and approached the Betis goal with more than one dangerous attempt by Vinicius, Nacho, and Ceballos.
The excitement increased when the referee counted 5 minutes of stoppage time, Benzema shot over the crossbar, and Luis Henrique responded with a shot next to Courtois’ left post, and the match ended (0-0).