Betis 1- Real Madrid 0: Madrid says goodbye to the League

Real Betis Balompié, with a goal from international Beñat, He healed the wounds of the last derby and put Real Madrid on the brink of the k.o. in his attempt to revalidate the league title, since Barcelona can reach eleven points tomorrow if they win in the Levante fiefdom, not even the drive and dominance, overwhelming, in the last minutes of Jose Mourinho's team they were able to defeat a Betis who put into play the arguments that they lacked in their two previous appointments (Granada and Seville).To the best quality in the ranks of Real Madrid, Betis opposed what they lacked in the derby, defensive order, courage, delivery and quality sparkles to ingratiate yourself with a hobby that you had received from nails.

Beñat's goal, at the dawn of the party (m.16), put serenity to a Betis that he contemplated as Real Madrid, despite curdling a gray match, he took control of the game but without his options being transformed into the scoreboard, nor did Benzema's mobility, who sometimes fell from his position in search of greater effectiveness, nor the speed of Cristiano Ronaldo, that repeatedly exposed his marker, nor the intermittences of Ángel di María, were enough arguments to level the contest. Betis could even put the 2-0 in a new counterattack play with Ruben Castro as the protagonist but that Iker Casillas destroyed with a providential hand.

Di María had one of the clearest options for Madrid in the first period, But between a defender and the Betic goal they deflected the ball enough for it to go to the side of Adrián's goal.In the second half Mourino took a risk to take out Modric and Kaka instead of the Germans Ozil and Khedira to give more dynamism to Madrid's core. He got it but half, without precision or pasting of other occasions., to the 61 minutes Angel was the savior of his team by clearing on the same goal line a shipment from Cristiano Ronaldo and to which Benzema did not reach. 62 minutes, Kaka, in his best action of the match, put Adrian's reflexes to the test by launching a cannon shot to which the Betic goal responded by flying to clear a corner.

Despite these arrivals, Betis controlled with some sufficiency behind and also had options to the contrary, like one of Rubén Castro (m.73), but his shot to a Jorge Molina center was imprecise, without clarity and little mobility, maybe because of the physical exhaustion accumulated this week in Manchester, Real Madrid desperately tried to burn their last ships.Cristiano Ronaldo, to the 83 minutes, in launching a foul, made Adrian, again, put his hands to deflect to corner and abort the last occasion of Mourinho's team.

In the end, dominance as overwhelming as it was unsuccessful by Real Madrid, overturned in the Betic field, but without their intentions being reflected on the scoreboard due to the forcefulness of the defense of a Betis that made up for the hard week and whose fans were able to enjoy a prestigious triumph.. This Sunday the advantage of Barcelona could be eleven points if they win in the Levante field, too much ground, although there is still a lot of tournament left.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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