The closing game of matchday 27 of the Spanish La Liga was surprising, as Betis beat Real Madrid by 2-1. The fans who went to Benito Villamarin on Sunday saw the home team score with Brazilian Sidnei and Tello. Frenchman Benzema even scored for the capital team, but it was not enough to avoid defeat and retake the leadership of the table.
With Barcelona’s victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday, the Merengues needed the victory to retake the top spot. However, they didn’t seem to know that. The Madrid side created little and Betis were way more dangerous. They opened the scoring at the 40th minute. After a confused attack by the hosts, the ball was left to Sidnei, who sent a strong right-footed shot, not giving chances to Belgian goalkeeper Courtois.
However, the same Sidnei would give the visitors the chance to equalize things at the injury time. The Brazilian brought down his compatriot, Marcelo, inside the box and the referee gave the penalty. Benzema stepped up and converted from the spot.
The second half was a little more exciting, with chances from both sides, good saves and shots hitting the post. Both sides were playing well and it seemed that they would share points, until Benzema’s mistake at the 82nd minute. The striker’s wrong pass in the midfield gave Tello the chance to counter-attack, facing Courtois. Camly, the number 11 shot on the corner and gave the three points to the hosts.
With the victory, the Verdiblancos moved up two places, being now in the 12th place with 33 points. The next match of the Andalusian team will be the derby against Sevilla away from home on Sunday. Real Madrid, on the other hand, lost the lead with the defeat, dropping to the 2nd place with 56 points. The team returns to the field on Friday to face Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu.