Such matches decide the title. With two of the top three teams in the league facing each other, this is the best chance for the other team to cement their position. Today in La Liga two Catalan clubs Girona and Barcelona face each other. Real Madrid had a great opportunity to stay ahead of the league table yesterday.
Madrid lost in the opposite end in Real Betis field. Goalkeeper Lunin made a great save to leave the field tied at 1-1. However, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is satisfied despite losing points to Betis in seventh place.
Rodrigo broke his own record in the match, dribbled 10 times. Jude Bellingham scored once more. But Manuel Pellegrini’s indiscretion led to the creation of chances in the match. With four midfielders, Madrid’s Modric, Kroos, and Valverde are not, former Madrid star Isco reigned in the midfield.
Ancelotti was so happy to get a point, ‘They scored a great goal. Ruibal scored a great goal, he equalized with the goal. i am satisfied It is not possible to win all the matches, we have done well and we will do well again.’
Bellingham got his 16th goal in Madrid’s jersey from Brahim Dias’ pass in the 53rd minute. But in the 66th minute, rightback Ruibal equalized with a goal from outside the box. Isco missed the chance to put the team ahead. Ancelotti is therefore satisfied with the draw, ‘the result seems good. It was a controlled match and the opponent played well. We are going home happily. Being at the top of the league, playing in this field is not easy. This is the correct result. Betis’ effort was a result, a loss they did not deserve. They also played well.’
Madrid is one point ahead of Girona by playing one match more. But if Girona beat Barcelona today, they will go top. If Barcelona wins, Madrid will be on top.