Zidane will not 'go crazy' despite Real Madrid slump

  • Zidane will not 'go crazy' despite Real Madrid slump

Zidane will not 'go crazy' despite Real Madrid slump

The Catalan giants had been vying with Real for Ceballos' signature during the summer transfer window, but the centre midfielder chose to pen a six-year deal with Zinedine Zidane's men much to the chagrin of La Blaugrana. When Betis have played teams that have shown serious quality this season - Barcelona and Villarreal - they've lost heavily, by a combined score of 5-1 between the two matches.

The early struggles leave Madrid seven points behind Barcelona after just five matches - already, technically, with the league title out of its control.

The Spaniard produced a goal-saving interception in the opening minutes to deny Betis from taking the lead, before creating several attacking chances for Los Blancos.

All-in-all, Benzema has turned out 371 times for Real, scoring an impressive 181 goals - with 122 of those coming in just 247 league games.

Fourteen regional government officials were detained on Wednesday as part of the crackdown by the Spanish government on plans for the referendum.

'It will be more emotional, but for me tomorrow is Alaves against Real Madrid. Last season, we won games that maybe we did not deserve and now it's the other way around.

The home side dominated the first half but were unable to find the back of the net despite Betis conceding nine corners, as the teams went into the break at 0-0.

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Real Madrid's fourth La Liga game was against Real Sociedad which they won easily with 3-0.

Betis coach Quique Setien said: "I don't know if we deserved the win but these are precious points for us".

"Sometimes you just have lots of chances and the ball just doesn't go in".

"We have come back from worse, as we're the current champion of LaLiga".

Their fifth game against Real Betis was eagerly awaited by Real Madrid's fans, as the four-time Ballon d'Or victor was about to make his comeback after a five-game suspension.

Betis thought they'd snatched a late victor in the 90th minute, but the goal was rightfully ruled offside, much to the visitors' dismay.

"The press can talk about things, but we are not going to change what we are doing". It was their first win at the Bernabeu in nearly 19 years.