Real Betis 2-3 Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos comes to the rescue for Zinedine Zidane’s side as captain scores 82nd minute penalty to complete comeback victory
- Real Madrid came from behind to beat Real Betis 3-2 in a thriller on Saturday
- Benzema superbly beat his man before setting up Valverde to score for Real
- Minutes later, Sergio Ramos missed a sitter from five yards out keeping it 1-0
- In a quick turnaround, Mandi and William Carvalho scored to get Betis the lead
- Real were level on 48 minutes after Betis defender Emerson scored an own goal
- The defender’s evening went from bad to worse when he was later sent off
- Sergio Ramos stepped up to score the winning penalty with a chipped effort
It was business as usual for Real Madrid and Sergio Ramos as the reigning Champions beat Betis 3-2 .
The captain dinked the winner from the penalty spot – his 24th straight spot-kick success – and the three points came after two tight VAR calls went the visitor’s way.
Sergio Ramos scored an 82nd minute penalty to give Real Madrid all three points at Real Betis
Ramos showed his composure by doing his trademark chipped penalty to seal the three points
Betis goalkeeper Joel Robles committed to his right but Ramos dinked down the middle
Uruguayan midfielder Fede Valverde fires into the back of the net to give Real the lead
Valverde is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring the opening goal of the match
But they were not ahead for long with defender Aissa Mandi bringing Betis level with a header
Mandi celebrates with his team-mates after netting at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville
Real Betis: Robles, Emerson, Mandi, Bartra, Moreno, Rodriguez, Carvalho, Joaquin (Tello 63), Fekir (Loren 73), Canales, Sanabria (Montoya 69).
Goals: Mandi 35, Carvalho 37
Booked: Emerson, Rodriguez, Canales, Bartra, Mandi.
Sent off: Emerson
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos (Modric 45+1), Odegaard, Jovic (Mayoral 72), Benzema.
Goals: Valverde 14, Emerson OG 48, Ramos 82
Booked: Carvajal, Modric
Manager: Zinedine Zidane
Antonio Sanabria then connected with a Sergio Canales cross and drew an incredible stop from Thibaut Courtois. The keeper had to adjust his feet and change direction to bat away the Paraguay forward’s downward header.
A goal was going to come at one end sooner or later and on minute 13 Fede Valverde put Madrid 1-0 up. Benzema tied Alex Moreno in knots and crossed from the right for Fede Valverde to score.
Segio Ramos then nearly doubled the lead but Marc Bartra got enough of his heel to the ball to divert it wide but not enough for the…