La Liga: Real Madrid held to goalless draw by Real Betis; fails to go at the top of La Liga Points table

La Liga: Real Madrid vs Real Betis ended in a goalless draw as Real Madrid fail to go at the top of the table. They sit in the 2nd spot just 2 points behind Atletico Madrid. Check out the La Liga Points Table below.

Zinedine Zidane made 4 changes to the side that defeat Cadiz as he brought on Carvajal, Isco, Asensio, and Modric who returned after a back injury.

Manuel Pellegrini also made 4 changes to his side as he brought in Ruiz, Guardado, Jaoquin, and Lainez.

Real Madrid vs Real Betis: Real Madrid vs Real Betis Match analysis

The game did not come to life until the 2nd half and Madrid could surely have found themselves trailing when Guido Rodriguez and Borja Iglesias guilty of wasting great chances.

Madrid got very few out of Betis in what was a mostly cagey first half and saw only one shot on target.

That opportunity fell to Karim Benzema in the 25th minute, but the Frenchman had his shot deflected by Bravo.

Real Madrid vs Real Betis: Sergio Canales went very close at the other end soon after, almost scoring the left-hand post with a 20-yard effort.

The hosts almost got lucky nine minutes into the second half as Rodrygo’s cross hit the crossbar with Bravo seemingly beaten.

Rodriguez did the difficult part after he ran past Eder Militao and Varane, but upon entering the penalty area, he shot a poor left-footed shot straight at the Courtois.

It was a match of very few chances as the best opportunity fell to Rodrygo when his shot was tipped over by Bravo.

Modric and Benzema were also denied by Bravo’s good saves.

La Liga Points Table

Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1  Atletico 32 22 7 3 39 73
2  Real Madrid 33 21 8 4 32 71
3  Barcelona 31 21 5 5 46 68
4  Sevilla 32 21 4 7 22 67
5  Real Sociedad 32 13 11 8 16 50
6  Betis 33 14 8 11 -3 50
7  Villarreal 32 12 13 7 13 49
8  Granada 31 12 6 13 -11 42
9  Osasuna 32 10 10 12 -7 40
10  Bilbao 31 9 11 11 6 38
11  Celta Vigo 32 9 11 12 -8 38
12  Levante 33 9 11 13 -8 38
13  Cadiz 33 9 10 14 -21 37
14  Valencia 33 8 12 13 -7 36
15  Getafe 32 7 10 15 -15 31
16  Alaves 33 7 10 16 -21 31
17  Elche 33 6 12 15 -20 30
18  Valladolid 32 5 14 13 -14 29
19  Huesca 32 5 12 15 -17 27
20  Eibar 32 4 11 17 -22 23

 

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