Sunday August 18, 2013 Day 1 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 2 - 1 Real Betis

  • Benzema 26’
  • Isco 86’
  • Jorge Molina 14’

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  1. Liga - Isco heads Real Madrid to win over Betis

    Liga - Isco heads Real Madrid to win over Betis

    Isco scored on his Real Madrid debut as Carlo Ancelotti's side came from behind to beat Real Betis 2-1 at the Bernabeu. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Real Betis
    • - What did you make of the game? Do Real Madrid need Gareth Bale? How high can Betis finish this season? Let me know on Twitter (@grahamruthven).
    • - Well, Betis made it tough work for Real Madrid but Ancelotti has a win in his first league match as manager. Will be interesting to see how his side shapes up between now and the transfer window deadline. As for Betis, I can't help but be impressed with their display. Cedrick looks like a great find.
    • 93' FULL TIME: Real Madrid 2-1 Betis
    • 92' YELLOW CARD: Chica (Betis)
    • 91' Madrid just trying to pass this game out now, with Marcelo seeing plenty of the ball. He's been excellent tonight.
    • 90' An additional three minutes of added time to be played.
    • 89' As good as Betis were in the first half their challenge has faded after the break. Have to say Madrid deserve their lead at this stage.
    • 88' Betis come forward through Matilla but Madrid stand strong at the back, clearing the danger.
    • 87' Big call by Ancelotti to keep Isco on the pitch over Ozil and it's paid off. Can't really say Isco has impressed otherwise but the Bernabeu doesn't care.
    • 86' Great cross from Marcelo and even better header from Isco, who flashes it past Andersen! Finally Madrid have the lead.
    • 85' GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 Betis (85 mins - Isco). They've got the goal and it's from Isco on his league debut for Madrid!
    • 84' Madrid have the ball in the net but for the fourth time tonight it's disallowed for offside. This time Morata is the offender.
    • 83' Morata surges forward but doesn't make a pass and is dispossessed, with Ronaldo waving his arms in frustration.
    • 82' Betis come forward and win a throw in deep in the Madrid half off Pepe. Can this provide them with a base for an assault on the Real goal?
    • 81' Marcelo almost finds Morata with a great volleyed cross but the Spanish striker slides in and can't connect with the ball.
    • 80' Surprised Ancelotti replaced Benzema with Morata. Thought he would put the two up front to try and find a winner in a 4-4-2.
    • 79' Real Madrid sub: Karim Benzema OFF, Alvaro Morata ON.
    • 78' Ronaldo attempts an audacious overhead kick but he hits the ball off his own head, sending the ball over the bar.
    • 77' Betis sub: Joan Verdu OFF, Braian Rodriguez ON.
    • 76' What a chance for Di Maria! Great sweeping move by Madrid, sparked by Modric, who finds Ronaldo on the edge of the box. The ball is played to Di Maria but he shoots wide!
    • 75' Di Maria has injected some genuine width to Real Madrid but too often his end product is poor. This time he cuts inside before firing at goal, but his shot is saved.
    • 73' Ronaldo lines up another freekick, this time about 20 yards out. However his shot goes just over the bar, skiffing the top of the net.
    • 72' First chance for Di Maria to run at the Betis backline but he's challenged by Matilla. Disappointing end product.
    • 71' Ronaldo strikes at goal from a freekick 25 yards out but Andersen is equal to it. Good effort by the Madrid number seven!
    • 68' Real Madrid sub: Mesut Ozil OFF, Angel Di Maria ON.
    • 65' Angel Di Maria is getting prepared to come on. Paul Clement, Ancelotti's English right-hand man is briefing him on his role.
    • 65' Angel Di Maria is getting prepared to come on. Paul Clement, Ancelotti's English right-hand man is briefing him on his role.
    • 64' Ancelotti hasn't found Isco a position yet. He's not being used to his full potential. But with Ozil in the side where do you play him?
    • 64' Ancelotti hasn't found Isco a position yet. He's not being used to his full potential. But with Ozil in the side where do you play him?
    • 63' And with that last chance Cedrick's evening is over. He looks like a great signing for Betis. Look forward to seeing him play again.
    • 62' Betis sub: Cedrick OFF, Juan Carlos ON.
    • 61' A long ball forward releases Cedrick on the Real backline but he can't get the ball under control and Ramos recovers.
    • 60' Get the feeling Ancelotti will need to change things up if Madrid are to take all three points. Who can he bring off the bench?
    • 58' Marcelo and Ozil link up on the left but the cross is too deep and Andersen watches it go out for a goal kick.
    • 57' Ozil floats a corner into the box but Andersen rises unoppossed to collect the ball.
    • 55' Marcelo attempt an ambitious half volley from long range but his effort drifts wide.
    • 54' Real Madrid sub: Sami Khedira OFF, Casemiro ON.
    • 53' Looks like Casemiro is getting ready to come on. He's only made one previous appearance for Real Madrid.
    • 52' Real Madrid are cranking up the pressure here. The drums of the Bernabeu crowd are urging them forward, and they're obliging.
    • 51' Marcelo flashes a cross into the box but Ronaldo can't connect with it and the chance is gone. Looked like Ronaldo would get there too.
    • 50' Short delay in play with Carvajal down on the turf but we're back up and running now.
    • 47' Ancelotti's half time team talk appears to have had a positive impact. Real have come out firing on all cylinders!
    • 46' Ronaldo smashes an effort off the crossbar after great play between Isco and Benzema! So close to a second goal.
    • 45' The second half has started in Madrid!
    • - What have you made of the game so far? Let me know on Twitter (@grahamruthven).
    • - In contrast to the earlier game at Camp Nou this has been an eagerly contested affair at the Bernabeu. Betis are giving as good as they've got and have had the better chances. Can Madrid up their game in the second half?
    • 46' HALF TIME: Real Madrid 1-1 Real Betis
    • 45' An additional minute of stoppage time to be played at the end of the first half.
    • 44' Cedrick breaks through but instead of shooting decides to square it and the danger is eventually cleared for a corner.
    • 43' Once again Ramos gets caught out at the back. Real's defence has looked shaky so far.
    • 42' Betis' offside trap has been very disciplined so far but it's a risky game to play. Only takes one misjudgement for the trap to fall apart.
    • 41' Benzema has the ball in the net but again it's ruled out for offside. That's three times now Real have had goals disallowed for offside.
    • 40' Cedrick goes down in the box under a challenge from Carvajal but the referee waves away claims for a penalty.
    • 39' Still difficult to see which way this is going to swing. Expected Real to run away with it after the equaliser but that hasn't happened.
    • 37' Pepe tries to slot through Ronaldo but he's called off. Been a bit of a theme in this match.
    • 36' Under Mourinho Madrid was a side that focussed on set pieces. Betis have had seven corners, to Real's zero.
    • 35' Modric takes a shot from 25 yards after being urged to do so by the Bernabeu crowd but his effort dribbles into the hands of Andersen.
    • 34' Real Madrid have got a game on their hands here! Betis have probably been the better side in this first half.
    • 33' Betis almost retake the lead but Nosa smashes a header against the bar from a corner. So unlucky! Great set piece.
    • 32' Benzema is sharp to pounce on a slack Betis pass but he can't turn it into the path of Ronaldo.
    • 31' For the first time the game has calmed down a bit. Real Madrid trying to such the tempo out in order to take control of the contest.
    • 30' Betis come forward through Juanfran and Molina but the latter's shot is saved by Lopez.
    • 29' YELLOW CARD: Javier Matilla (Betis)
    • 27' Verdu's freekick is poor and beats everyone in the box, with Real Madrid bringing the ball away.
    • 26' Juanfran takes the ball down the right but Ramos comes across and fouls the Betis player.
    • 25' This time Benzema times his run, latching on to Isco's through ball, and Real Madrid have their equaliser. Finally!
    • 24' GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Betis (24 mins - Karim Benzema). The French striker finishes at the near post to restore parity. Great goal!
    • 23' Ronaldo is shown inside by the defender but he strikes his effort just past the post. They're getting closer!
    • 22' How has Benzema not scored? Marcelo smashes a cross across the face of goal, where Benzema is lurking, but the Frenchman doesn't put a foot out and the ball flashes past the post.
    • 21' Things are getting a bit manic at the Bernabeu. Real are scrambling to get traction in the centre of midfield.
    • 20' Ronaldo lines up a freekick from 25 yards but the Real number seven smashes it well over the bar, failing to get the dip on his effort.
    • 18' Real have the ball in the net but once again it's been disallowed! It was another own goal but Isco was, rightfully, called offside.
    • 17' The Bernabeu is stunned by this start from Betis. Madrid are struggling to deal with the pace and trickery of Cedrick.
    • 16' Huge chance for Betis to double the lead and it's that man Cedrick again! He gets to the byline before squaring to Verdu but he fires wide when he should've scored.
    • 15' Cedrick has looked lively in these opening 15 minutes, sprinting through the Madrid backline in Messi-esque fashion to set up Molina.
    • 14' GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Betis (14 mins - Jorge Molina). Cedrick rips Ramos to shreds before squaring to Molina who taps it home. Great goal!
    • 13' Will be interesting to see how Benzema deals with the lack of competition up front. Higuain is no longer there to push him.
    • 11' Madrid are playing with Ozil and Isco as inverted wingers. It means they're struggling to find any proper width but makes them very dangerous through the centre.
    • 10' Real Madrid have calmed the game down somewhat, with Modric taking control of the ball through the centre. He's acting pace-setter.
    • 9' Molina breaks through, forcing Lopez off his line but the keeper saves the shot at the edge of his box. Bold goalkeeping.
    • 8' Ronaldo gets the first chance to stretch his legs but he can't find the cross into the box.
    • 7' Cedrick looks very lively for Real Betis. Moved to the club from Numancia in the summer. Very tricky player.
    • 6' The tempo in this game is already much faster than any period of Barca's 7-0 win over Levante. Very pacy start!
    • 5' Lopez gets caught underneath a corner but his backline clears to spare his blushes. Heart in mouth moment there.
    • 4' Madrid have the ball in the net but it's been disallowed. Marcelo looked to be offside when he was released up the left wing.
    • 3' Tonight also sees Cristiano Ronaldo play his 200th game for Real Madrid. Can he mark it with a goal or two?
    • 2' The biggest news ahead of this game is that Ancelotti has benched Iker Casillas in his first league game in charge, opting for Diego Lopez. Is there anything in that?
    • 1' We're under way at the Santiago Bernabeu!
    • 19:58 Barcelona have put down a marker for Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid, beating Levant 7-0 earlier. Can Los Blancos live up to that standard?
    • 19:55 So as Carlo Ancelotti's Real take to the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo makes his 200th official game for Los Merengues, while Iker Casillas is on the bench again. Diego Lopez continuing from last season in goal.
    • 19:57 TEAMS - Real Madrid: Diego López, Pepe, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Benzema, Özil, Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric, Isco; Subs: Casillas, Kaká, Casemiro, Arbeloa, Nacho, Morata, Di María /// Real Betis: Andersen, Chica, Perquis, Paulao, Nacho, Matilla, Nosa, Verdú, Juanfran, Cedrick, Molina
    • 19:55 Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Real Betis. Team news to follow.
  • Summary

    • 92' YELLOW CARD: Chica (Betis)
    • 85' GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 Betis (85 mins - Isco). They've got the goal and it's from Isco on his league debut for Madrid!
    • 76' What a chance for Di Maria! Great sweeping move by Madrid, sparked by Modric, who finds Ronaldo on the edge of the box. The ball is played to Di Maria but he shoots wide!
    • 75' Di Maria has injected some genuine width to Real Madrid but too often his end product is poor. This time he cuts inside before firing at goal, but his shot is saved.
    • 73' Ronaldo lines up another freekick, this time about 20 yards out. However his shot goes just over the bar, skiffing the top of the net.
    • 71' Ronaldo strikes at goal from a freekick 25 yards out but Andersen is equal to it. Good effort by the Madrid number seven!
    • 51' Marcelo flashes a cross into the box but Ronaldo can't connect with it and the chance is gone. Looked like Ronaldo would get there too.
    • 46' Ronaldo smashes an effort off the crossbar after great play between Isco and Benzema! So close to a second goal.
    • 44' Cedrick breaks through but instead of shooting decides to square it and the danger is eventually cleared for a corner.
    • 33' Betis almost retake the lead but Nosa smashes a header against the bar from a corner. So unlucky! Great set piece.
    • 29' YELLOW CARD: Javier Matilla (Betis)
    • 24' GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Betis (24 mins - Karim Benzema). The French striker finishes at the near post to restore parity. Great goal!
    • 23' Ronaldo is shown inside by the defender but he strikes his effort just past the post. They're getting closer!
    • 22' How has Benzema not scored? Marcelo smashes a cross across the face of goal, where Benzema is lurking, but the Frenchman doesn't put a foot out and the ball flashes past the post.
    • 16' Huge chance for Betis to double the lead and it's that man Cedrick again! He gets to the byline before squaring to Verdu but he fires wide when he should've scored.
    • 14' GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Betis (14 mins - Jorge Molina). Cedrick rips Ramos to shreds before squaring to Molina who taps it home. Great goal!
    • 9' Molina breaks through, forcing Lopez off his line but the keeper saves the shot at the edge of his box. Bold goalkeeping.
    • 19:57 TEAMS - Real Madrid: Diego López, Pepe, Ramos, Khedira, Ronaldo, Benzema, Özil, Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric, Isco; Subs: Casillas, Kaká, Casemiro, Arbeloa, Nacho, Morata, Di María /// Real Betis: Andersen, Chica, Perquis, Paulao, Nacho, Matilla, Nosa, Verdú, Juanfran, Cedrick, Molina

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

  • Real Betis

    Manager: Pepe Mel

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.4 6
      Defenders
      4.8 4
      5.2 5
      4.9 4
      5.4 8
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out55′ 5.1 5
      Yellow Card 5.8 7
      Goal 6 7
      Strikers
      Substitution Out69′ 5.3 6
      6.4 7
      Goal Substitution Out81′ 5.9 7
      Subs
      Substitution In69′ 4.8 6
      Substitution In81′ 4.6 -
      Substitution In55′ 4.9 6
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.1 7
      Defenders
      6.6 5
      6.5 5
      6.4 6
      7 5
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card 6.8 7
      Yellow Card 6.7 5
      Substitution Out70′ 6.9 6
      Substitution Out79′ 7 7
      Substitution Out62′ 8.2 8
      Strikers
      Goal 7 7
      Subs
      Substitution In70′ 5 4
      Substitution In79′ 5.7 -
      Substitution In62′ 5.6 5

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  1. Real Madrid are running in circles , they are an­ excellent club with bad manangment . They have to­ built them selves better . they have stars that are­ selfish like Di Maria . Alonso is getting old in the­ midfield . Modric is good but not a star. Ramos an­ excellent defender but he has emotions yells a lot and­ does bad tackles . Khedira needs someday that has pace­ with him in midfield cos he doesn't have , Ozil­ should play behind the forwards coz he isn't­ selfish and he could help Ronald scoring everygame . As­ you see its a manager's job to do that .

    From jean, on Mon 19 Aug 18:50
  2. vamos madrid

    From edekel, on Mon 19 Aug 9:16
  3. Maybe Real Madrid have seen sense about Bale

    From Anthony, on Sun 18 Aug 23:13
  4. No they do not need Bale

    From Anthony, on Sun 18 Aug 23:12
  5. They were complacent today and easily could have lost­ today. I don't think they need Bale but a Capello­ mentality.

    From Fusion, on Sun 18 Aug 23:07
  6. If Real Madrid can only beat Real Betis by 2-1 they are­ in for a long,hard and ultimately unsuccessful season.I­ saw Betis in a Wolves Friendly match at Molyneux last­ month while they were on a UK tour.Betis actually won­ 3-2 but only because Wolves gave away 2 really stupid­ goals.Betas finished 7th in La Liga last season.but­ they did not look too clever to me.even though they­ played all their first team squad at some time during­ the game.

    From PETER, on Sun 18 Aug 22:49
  7. Ancelotti had a few missteps today, Pepe and Khedira.­ He should have started with Casemiro and Nacho. Yes,­ the entire squad looked strained in the first half and­ were lucky to not be down by 2 goals. Real didn't­ play well but still managed to get the win. They will­ get better. That said, they cannot rely on Cristiano­ & Benzema to get the goals-if they really want to­ win La Liga and the Champions League. A big club­ like Real should have at the very least 4 players who­ can consistently bang them in. They need Bale or­ Falcao. BTW, Varane and Xabi were sorely missed today.

    From eza, on Sun 18 Aug 22:29
  8. On that evidence Spurs would give Real Madrid a decent­ game.

    From Rita Chakarbarti, on Sun 18 Aug 22:23
  9. What did you make of the game? Real are in­ desperate need of a new manager Do Real Madrid need­ Gareth Bale? A squad of 22 Gareth Bales more like. ­ How high can Betis finish this season? One spot­ higher than Real Madrid and one spot below champions­ Barcelona 7-nil enough said. Simples ! Job Done !­ End Of !

    From Felice Tedechi, on Sun 18 Aug 22:22
  10. I think Barca will have yet another great season ahead­ of real they did not play like contenders for the­ title. well lets see how it goes.

    From ochugboju, on Sun 18 Aug 22:08
  11. Real Madrid need to play attacking football instead of­ defensive. I think Kaka will play the next game &­ he can give a best perform in this situation.

    From Angeles, on Sun 18 Aug 22:06
  12. I wonder where real Madrid will end up this season.­ Bale is needed in this Team or Barca will destroy you­ guys again.

    From Great iduu Junior, on Sun 18 Aug 22:05
  13. thanx to Isco. Madrid shld learn how to play the­ national vs club mind games. If Messi was really­ injured, he wouldn't have played today. They wanted­ to reserve him for the opening game. Madrid shld learn­ and protect their players

    From ANTHONY, on Sun 18 Aug 21:56
  14. well allowing Ramos and Arbeloa to travel to Ecuador­ has cost u. Barca did well by not allowing Messi to­ play for his country. That is why Bayern are furious­ with spanish national team.

    From ANTHONY, on Sun 18 Aug 21:34
  15. Hala madrid!

    From Chris, on Sun 18 Aug 20:59
  16. Looks like real madrid need gareth bale

    From Edward, on Sun 18 Aug 20:54
  17. As I said, if Mourinho couldn't do it, nobody­ can...

    From John, on Sun 18 Aug 20:47
  18. cinwe.. Casillas on bench due to international friendly­ vs Equador.. or else..

    From Sheva Chenko, on Sun 18 Aug 20:45
  19. all we need is scoring 6 or 7 goals every match an this­ madshit will lose it on his own, just keep pressure on­ and this losers and their spaghetti eating coach of­ theirs will be out of the league before they know it,­ just like we did it to mouri nooooo last season

    From Amir, on Sun 18 Aug 20:43
  20. Congratulations to Barcelona on winning La Liga this­ year. I thought it would take more than one game but as­ we can see, Real are garbage under Ancelotti. Gareth­ Bale mate, look elsewhere for a transfer if you want to­ win something this year.

    From Patrick, on Sun 18 Aug 20:38
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