The La Liga and Champions League champions continued to drop points in the Spanish La Liga. Los Blancos has now dropped seven points in three matches opening up a wide gap between them and their longtime rival Barcelona. This has sent casinos online gamblers and sports betting fans into a state of confusion.
Mighty Barcelona has maintained a perfect start in 2017/18 La Liga campaign by winning all their matches. Cristiano Ronaldo made his first appearance in La Liga after he served a five-match ban for pushing the referee. Real Madrid continued their disastrous start to defend their La Liga title as Real Betis emerged victorious on Wednesday night at Santiago Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane’s side went into the game as the night’s favorite, however, Real Betis had other plans for them. Real Madrid suffered their first defeat in the league with a 1-0 loss to Real Betis. The Los Blancos started the match well by attacking its opponent but couldn’t capitalize on many chances created. Real Betis keeper Antonio Adan was the busiest keeper of the night. He denied Madrid’s many shots on target.
Gareth Bale came close to giving Real Madrid a lead late in the second half with a back-heel off Lucas Vazquez’s cross from the right, but he was denied by the woodwork. Minutes later Real Betis thought they had scored in the 90th minute, however, the goal was disallowed for offside against Sanabria.
The referee added five minutes on top of the regulation time. Four minutes later after a disallowed goal, Betis made it real when Sanabria found the net on 94 minutes to claim all three points. Some Real Madrid’s fans were in tears after the visitors snatched a late win to hand Los Blancos their first loss of the season. Real Madrid has eight points from five matches.