Real Madrid are now sole leaders in La Liga. In a tight match against Betis, Karim Benzema’s teammates won in their lair at the Bernabeu as part of the 4th day of La Liga (2-1). Brazilians Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo scored for Real Madrid, while former Real Madrid player Sergio Canales equalized. The reigning European champions can therefore approach their trip to Celtic Park on Tuesday with serenity. Note that the French international Nabil Fékir came out at the start of the match, hit in the thigh.
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A rhythmic first period, Fékir out injured
The Merengue quickly showed that they were keen to continue the momentum of their positive start to the season. Vinícius Júnior quickly opened the scoring with a nice lob at the entrance to the area, after a nice pass in depth from David Alaba (1-0, 9th). The Verdiblancos equalized in stride by Sergio Canales, after a good collective movement (1-1, 17th). An intense first period in the game that Manuel Pellegrini’s men ended without Nabil Fékir, who quickly injured his thigh (11th).
Real guaranteed to remain first
After a start to the second half marked by a recovery from Benzema out on his line by Edgar González (48th), the people of Madrid scored a second goal, after an attack led by Federico Valverde and concluded by Rodrygo (2-1, 65th). The young Brazilian striker could even have scored twice, if his lobed ball had not failed on the left post of Betis goalkeeper Rui Silva (70th). Real Madrid bent but did not break: Karim Benzema’s team is guaranteed to finish this 4th day of La Liga in first place. Betis Sevilla concedes its first loss of the season.
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