because I think Marcelo shouldn’t have been sent it off, because it wasn’t a bad tackle.

Raul tried hard but unfortunately had to be sacrificed.

Raul tried hard but unfortunately had to be sacrificed.

 

Sergio Garcia, who by the way is a cold fish, scored from that penalty. Real had only 10 men on the pitch so it was difficult to get back to the game.

Schuster sent in Torres to replace Rau’l. That allowed Diarra to go back to his normal position in the midfield.

De La Red was then replaced by Javi Garcia and Drenthe came in for VDV.

Van Nistelrooy, scored with a wonder finish to give Real Madrid crucial 3 points.

Van Nistelrooy, scored with a wonder finish to give Real Madrid crucial 3 points.

 

Sergio Garcia was then sent off for a harsh tackle on Drenthe. It was then fair and in the injury time Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored the team’s second and his 60th goal with the whites.

Hate to admit it, but I feel Robben is being consistent now but he still needs to improve on that final ball.

Hate to admit it, but I feel Robben is being consistent now but he still needs to improve on that final ball.

 

All in all, it was a good match. The team played well and showed class and quality. We should continue playing like this and by the time we have Gago, Sneijder and Guti fit, we will be even more better. Now bring on Zenit!

Hala Madrid!

Lineups

Lineups

Betis Casto Nélson
Juanito
Monzón
Babic 77′
Damiá
Pavone 67′
Arzu
Mehmet Aurelio
José Mari
Emana
Ilic 86′
Capi
Sergio García Goal 55′
Real Madrid Casillas Sergio Ramos
Pepe
Heinze Goal 19′
Marcelo
Diarra
Robben
De la Red
Javi García 70′
Van der Vaart
Drenthe 82′
Van Nistelrooy Goal 92′
Raúl
Torres 60′