Real Betis 1-2 Real Madrid
Bernd Schuster’s men has snatched another three points as they beat Real Betis 1-2 in a thrilling battle in which Van Nistelrooy scored his 60th goal in the white shirt.
I think Real Madrid showed real character in this game and even I was surprised to see Real Madrid come back so strong to take the 3 points. Really it just shows you, Real Madrid doesn’t need penalties to win like Betis or C.Ronaldo or Manchester United (sort of)
Schuster started as usual with Casillas in goal, Ramos on the right, Heinze and Pepe in center of defense and Marcelo on the left.
In midfield, there was De La Red and Diarra. VDV & Robben played on the wings. As in upfront, Ruud partnered captain Rau’l.
The first half was pretty good for Real. Both of De La Red and VDV played very well in the midfield and did a good job.
Heinze scored for Real when he headed VDV’s free-kick. It was a nice goal and the team felt better after that goal.
<a href="https://madridgalacticos.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/celebraciyn_de_heinze.jpg" title="Heinze<!–nextpage–>with a thumping header to give Real Madrid the lead, only for Ref to give Marcelo a “unjust red card””>Heinze with a thumping header to give Real Madrid the lead, only for Ref to give Marcelo a “unjust red card”
Betis weren’t that active in the first half. Real had pretty much all of ball possession and it was clear that Schuster’s team was going to win.
However, in the second half, the host team started to attack and gain ball possession. A stupid decision by the referee gave Betis apenaltykickandsentMarcelooff.Stupid,