Zinedine Zidane reckons his boys were a bit unlucky to be held to a 1-1 result at Benito Villamarin.
This was the first instance of Madrid dropping points since Zidane has taken over.
In each of his first couple of games in charge, Zidane had seen the Blancos scoring 5 goals and winning by a big gap.
Things were not predicted to be any different against Real Betis either.
Betis had been one of the most out of form teams in La Liga lately and there were minimal chances of them posting any kind of challenge to Madrid.
But, people found themselves in for a shocker pretty early as Betis scored the opener in just the 7th minute.
However, they could not make the most of that and failed to keep Madrid under pressure.
Madrid’s possession percentage was much higher in comparison to Betis at every stage of the game and they were always looking the better team
The Whites could not find the leveller for a long time though, and had to wait till the 71st minute for that when the old fox Karim Benzema eventually came up with a beauty to make it 1-1.
It was, however, disappointing from Madrid’s point of view that they could not sneak another goal in thereafter to collect the full points. They had opportunities, but, they let them go begging.
According to Zidane, the game is all about taking the opportunities which Madrid was not able to do and fortune didn’t favour them either on occasions.
The manager was quoted as saying, “It’s never easy for the opponent teams over here with such an enormous crowd, but, I think, what cost us is the fact that we lapsed a little bit in the beginning of the game.”
“However, seeing it on an overall basis, I feel we were slightly unlucky as well.”