Real Betis vs Real Madrid

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Witness the complete replay and highlights of the captivating showdown between Real Betis and Real Madrid. The game is set to commence at 15:15 (GMT) on the 9th of December 2023, with César Soto taking on the role of referee. The venue for this exciting clash is none other than Estadio Benito Villamarín. Don’t miss this thrilling match in Spain’s renowned La Liga, marking Week 16 of the action-packed 2023/2024 season. Catch all the action and drama unfold as these two formidable teams go head-to-head.

Real Betis vs Real Madrid Full Match Reports

LaLiga pacesetters Real Madrid relinquished a pair of points as Real Betis Balompié staged a comeback to salvage a 1-1 draw. Despite securing a hard-fought result, Los Verdiblancos have managed to win only one of the past 10 head-to-head encounters at the Estadio Benito Villamarín (D3, L6).

With an impressive record of winning their last four LaLiga home fixtures, Betis enthusiasts were exuberant in anticipation of the clash against league leaders Real Madrid. The recent trend of low-scoring affairs for Los Verdiblancos, with just four goals in as many matches, coupled with their goalless draw against Los Blancos in the previous season, likely fueled the home team’s optimism of remaining unbeaten. Despite a solid first-half performance that included Ayoze Pérez testing Andriy Lunin with a shot, it was evident that the visitors dominated proceedings, even though they failed to breach Betis’ defense before halftime.

Former Madrid player Isco challenged Lunin with a sliding effort at the near post, and within 10 minutes of the second half, Carlo Ancelotti’s team took the lead. A gracefully lofted pass from Brahim Díaz found its mark in LaLiga’s leading scorer, Jude Bellingham, who adeptly controlled the ball with his chest and calmly slotted it through Rui Silva’s legs. Ancelotti’s squad had yet to concede in an away head-to-head encounter (W2, D1). However, with less than 25 minutes remaining, full-back Aitor Ruibal unleashed a powerful shot beyond Lunin’s outstretched glove, restoring parity.

Isco came agonizingly close to securing all three points for the hosts, hitting the post, while Joselu’s effort narrowly missed the target at the opposite end. Ultimately, the two teams couldn’t be separated as Betis maintained their unbeaten home league record this season (W5, D3), extending their streak to 11 league games without a defeat (W4, D7). For Real Madrid, a run of three consecutive LaLiga victories concludes, and Girona now has the opportunity to reclaim the top spot when they face Barcelona on Sunday.

Man of the Match: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid).