Real Madrid Beat Betis In An Exciting
Match Of Five Goals
Real Madrid won a five-goal thriller with Real Betis in La Liga as the video assistant referee took center stage.
Federico Valverde put Madrid ahead from close range, but Aissa Mandi – with a header – and William Carvalho scored two quick goals as Betis led.
Madrid tied early in the second half thanks to an own goal from Emerson, who was later sent off by VAR for a professional foul on Luka Modric.
Sergio Ramos scored the winning goal with a pitted penalty.
Both decisions had a long control of the VAR, with the penalty disputed because Betis Marc Bartra was sanctioned with one hand when stretching his arms, falling under pressure from Borja Mayoral.
That was Real Madrid’s first victory in defending the title, after a 0-0 draw with Real Valladolid last weekend.