Madrid Bet 0-0 Real Betis in Round 11 should continue to stand behind Barca in La Liga, yesterday 2/11.
After Barca lost to Levante 1-3 and Atletico Madrid drew Sevilla 1-1, Real had a chance to break through on the La Liga score table if they won Betis. But on the ungainly day, Zinedine Zidane’s students could not concede the opponent and accepted to leave the field with a point. The 0-0 draw caused Real to have the same 22 points as Barca, but ranked second in the table due to the opponent in the sub-index.
The match on November 2 was the third consecutive time Real failed to score against Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu. It could have ended in the ninth minute without VAR. Eden Hazard escaped down the left flank, passed the ball over defender Betis and finished the goal with Joel Robles. But the goal was not recognized by VAR for the offside of Hazard.
Real started the match well. On the return to the first team, Luka Modric – a new midfielder recovering from injury – created for Karim Benzema to face Robles on the fifth minute. But the French striker couldn’t beat former goalkeeper Everton from close range.
Betis visitors, with a deep set-back, do not have many chances in this match. However, their strikers also caused Thibaut Courtois to show up to three times in the match.
But Courtois’s performance was still overshadowed by his colleague Robles – who won the Player of the Year award. On the day of the ecstatic competition, the goalkeeper Betis blocked the chances of the Real strikers in the last 30 minutes of the second half.
Opportunities continued to come to Real, but Rodrygo and his replacement Vinicius Junior were constantly missing out. In the 89th minute, Vinicius Jr even faced the Robles from a distance of over five meters. But the Brazilian left-footed shot was caught short by goalkeeper Betis. In the extra time, Robles bravely played, successfully pushed the dangerous shot of Dani Carvajal and prevented Sergio Ramos’s effort. Betis celebrated the 0-0 draw as a victory.
Betis became the first team in La Liga to keep three clean sheets in a row when visiting the Bernabeu. For Real, it was also the first 0-0 draw at home under Zinedine Zidane.