The five keys to Real Madrid’s draw against Real Betis

LaLiga: The five keys to Real Madrid's draw against Real Betis

Real Madrid could not reaffirm their lead in LaLiga after Benito Villamarín’s 1-1 draw against Real Betis. In this, the meringues give Girona the chance to regain the top spot, when they face Barcelona,​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​vicalous, if they win they can put themselves within two points of Ancelotti’s team.

Despite the ‘whites’ leading the scoreboard, they could not withstand the attacks of a brave Betis who came out to take the three points at home, and managed to save the tie. These are the keys to the meeting.

1. The disallowed goal against Brahim

Rodrygo started in a good way for Real Madrid, and the meringues could have taken the lead in the match with a goal from Brahim, however, due to an offside by the Brazilian, the goal did not go up.

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2. Madrid asked for a penalty against Rodrygo

Controversy is in play. Just nine minutes into the game, Ruibal was swept from behind as the Brazilian prepared to take the shot. The ‘merengues’ asked for a penalty, but the whistler let the game go.

3. Always Bellingham

At halftime, the teams were tied, largely thanks to the interventions of the goalkeepers. However, on the complementary side, Brahim Díaz left Jude Bellingham alone in the area, which on this occasion did not forgive and defined in a good way to make it 1-0.

4. Ruibal surprised Lunin

When the game seemed to be controlled by Real Madrid, a shot from outside the area from Aitor Rubial ended up hitting the corner, impossible for goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

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5. A painful ending

The ending was very painful. Both teams could have won. First is the team led by Manuel Pellegrini. A header from Isco hits the post. Immediately, Joselú made it into the area, but the ball only went to one side.