Saturday April 20, 2013 Day 32 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 3 - 1 Real Betis

  • Özil 45’, 90’
  • Benzema 57’
  • Jorge Molina 73’ (pen.)

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Real Betis
    • 90+3' ALL OVER! An entertaining clash, but one which was nervy for the home side. Real Madrid get the job done, but injuries to Marcelo and Benzema will be a concern as they prepare for the Champions League semi-final. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+2' Callejon's effort blocked as Madrid push for a fourth.
    • 90+1' Three added mintues to play.
    • 90' GOAL! ALL OVER! OZIL MAKES IT 3-1! Callejon hooks the ball across goal, and Ozil sticks a foot out at point-blank range. Two for him, and that should settle this one.
    • 89' RONALDO CLOSE! At the other end a flowing move sees Ronaldo released on the left to shoot, but Adrian parries. This game not over yet.
    • 88' BETIS HIT THE BAR! HOW!? Castro steals in past Carvalho and should score - hits the bar instead - the rebound lands in Pabon's path and he should score too - instead it's blocked on the line by Albiol!
    • 87' Just as Higuain looks to have broken the offside trap the flag goes up. That was close, and he was well set to make it 3-1.
    • 85' And it's not over - Betis close with a hit from Pabon - Carvalho in the way of it, but that was goalbound.
    • 84' Not the most convincing of evenings from Real Madrid - a couple of moments of real fluency and style, but plenty of niggly fouls and looking less than composed.
    • 83' Ronaldo tries a trademark swerving shot from distance, but this one is blocked before Adrian is called into action.
    • 82' YELLOW FOR RONALDO! Followed through on a challenge, but that was perhaps a bit harsh. Mourinho getting progressively more agitated.
    • 81' Mourinho up on his feet for about the first time in this match. He's been quite happy hunched deep in the dugout for this match.
    • 80' Albiol scrambles the ball behind after a teasing cross from Chica on the right. Corner for Betis.
    • 79' Real will trim the gap to 10 points before kick off - but Barcelona can stretch it back to 13. Here's how things stand. Table
    • 78' Team news coming from Barcelona's game, meanwhile (they start in 25 minutes against Levante) and there is no Messi in the line-up - although Abidal does start his first game for over a year.
    • 77' SAVED! Decent hit by Ronaldo, though Adrian had time to get in position. He opts to punch it away, however, and that coudl have ended up anywhere.
    • 76' Paulao has flopped over Varane here, and given away a free kick 30 yards out. Ronaldo territory...
    • 75' Could be a nervy few minutes for the defending Liga champions - Betis are pacy on the counter attack.
    • 74' Corner for the home side as Madrid go straight upfield. Ronaldo is going to play the full 90 minutes today - was that the original plan or have injuries forced Mourinho's hand?
    • 73' GOAL! BETIS SCORE! Molina cool as you like with the penalty, off a short run up and placed into the top corner. Lopez guesses right and still can't get there.
    • 72' REAL MADRID CHANGE: Higuain on for Benzema - a delay for the Betis penalty...
    • 71' PENALTY FOR BETIS! NACHO BOOKED FOR FOULING CASTRO! A lightning counter-attack and Nacho slices across Castro - about as clear a penalty as you'll see.
    • 70' Ronaldo with a driving run at Paulao - gets to the byline and hits a dangerous low cross into the six-yard box, which is scrambled clear.
    • 68' Another effort from Pabon from distance - this one well wide, but deflected back on target off a Real Madrid defender and into Lopez's arms.
    • 67' REAL BETIS CHANGE: Perez on, Canas off.
    • 66' Pabon races upfield on the counter-attack, but his shot is a disappointing one, high and wide, after a decent run.
    • 65' Corner to the hosts, who continue to push forward in this encounter.
    • 64' And now Benzema is caught. They've been in the wars tonight, even if they end up with a routine-looking victory.
    • 63' Angel Di Maria loosening up on the bench as well - Real Madrid only have one substitution left.
    • 62' And now Modric is coming off, looking less than 100%. Pepe, who is an altogether different kind of midfielder, replaces him.
    • 61' Vadillo tries a shot, cutting in past Casemiro and spooning over the far post. Half a chance.
    • 60' Benzema's turn to hobble a bit after a challenge. Real will have one eye on the Champions League clashes with Dortmund, and they won't want more injuries.
    • 59' REAL BETIS CHANGE: Vadillo replaces Campbell, who's been pretty quiet.
    • 58' Long way back now from Betis. They've hit the woodwork and fashioned chances in this match, but they need two just to get back on terms.
    • 57' GOAL! BENZEMA MAKES IT TWO! Slick and devastating. Ozil leads the coutner, picking out Ronaldo, whot threads the ball to Benzema, tucking the ball past Adrian at his near post.
    • 55' Casemiro catches Molina as the visitors pick up a free kick.
    • 54' Adrian makes a good stop to deny Benzema as Real Madrid begin to come forward again.
    • 53' Carvalho continuing, but looks far from comfortable. Are Real going to lose another defender?
    • 52' Carvalho in trouble here - looks ooks like he caught one in an unfortunate position as he was dealing with the corner.
    • 51' Benat with a corner, and Betis send the bdoies forward. Lopez gathers, though.
    • 50' The entire Real Betis bench seem to be warming up on the touchline. How soon before they shake things up?
    • 49' Benat with a delightful floated ball across ot Pabon on the left, but the move fizzles out from there.
    • 48' Loose header bounces out Ozil's way, and he tries to get a cross back into the penalty area. Real Betis deal with it.
    • 47' Adrian gathers a cross from the right, and sets Betis quickly off on their way.
    • 46' The second half begins at the Bernabeu!
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    • 45+2' HALF TIME: Not Real Madrid at their best, but they've done enough to lead this match.
    • 45+1' Two added minutes to play at the end of the half, and that's all the time Pepe Mel has to revise his team talk.
    • 45' GOAL! OZIL SCORES! Cusp of half-time and Real get their goal. It had been coming. Ozil dances in from the right, swaps a pass with Benzema, and slides the ball past the keeper on his near post.
    • 44' Cheeky chip from Ronaldo to play in Callejon, but the latter has misjudged his run and is clearly offside.
    • 43' PABON HITS THE BAR! First-time hit from just outside the penalty area after Benat teed him up, and that's one strike of the woodwork each for these sides.
    • 42' Benzema and Ozil swap intricate passes, and the German goes down in the penalty area under pressure - no foul committed, though.
    • 41' First glimpse of the afternoon of Iker Casillas sat mournfully on the sidelines.
    • 40' That's as close as Real have got, but still goalless after 40 minutes at the Bernabeu.
    • 39' RONALDO HITS THE POST! What a hit from 25 yards! Stepover or two to create room, then a fierce low shot that slams into the post. The rebound catches Benzema offside.
    • 38' Benat with another attempt from distance as the ball breaks his way - well wide, but again Betis are getting forward and starting to create chances.
    • 37' CASTRO! Should have done better - the high cross stood up nicely for him, and he had plenty of time to place his header. In the end, he loops it over the bar. Betis' best opportunity.
    • 35' Not miles away - Pabon's delivery is met on the volley by Campbell, who hooks it just wide.
    • 34' Pabon works his way down the left, but runs out of space. At the second attempt, however, he jinks free of Callejon and carries on down the touchline.
    • 33' Diego Lopez makes a save, although there was very little behind Benat's poked effort from just outside the area.
    • 31' Adrian grabs the ball at the feet of Ronaldo after Modric's pass.
    • 30' Half a shout for a penalty as Ronaldo tries to thread a cross in from the left.
    • 29' Meantime Betis have weathered the storm. Madrid still in charge of match, but clear-cut chances have dried up.
    • 27' Later on tonight Barcelona host Levante and we'll have full coverage of that one. Link
    • 25' Earlier today Granada and Valladolid played out a 1-1 draw. Fixtures/results
    • 24' Half a chance for Pabon - he takes a touch and shovels a volley goalwards from just outside the area - not miles away.
    • 22' CALLEJON! Another chance for Real Madrid - the youngster shaking his way free and slamming a shot just wide of the far post. Hard to see Betis holding out much longer at this rate.
    • 21' RONALDO! Modric's delivery is superb - Ronaldo leaps to meet it and his powerful header flashes just over the crossbar.
    • 20' Modric stands over a corner as the pressure builds.
    • 19' Madrid may have lost Marcelo, but they are starting to take control of the match.
    • 18' RONALDO! Chance for the Portuguese striker - he sidefoots over from just outside the area. Not this time...
    • 16' The game continues, but that will be a concern for Jose Mourinho ahead of the Champions League clash with Dortmund. Marcelo a key part of the line-up.
    • 15' Real Madrid sub: Varane replaces Marcelo
    • 14' Looks a nasty one, Marcelo can't continue.
    • 13' Marcelo has hurt himself here trying to flick the ball out of the way of Pabon, and his good defensive work has left him sprawled on the floor.
    • 12' Ronaldo backheels the ball to Marcelo, who fires in a low cross which is deflected away for a corner.
    • 11' Pepe Mel, the Betis coach, lively on the sidelines here.
    • 10' Pabon tries to swing a shot around to the far post, but shanks well wide. Not enough of a connection on that effort.
    • 9' Ball bounces haphazardly in the Betis box - nobody in control of it. In the end Carvalho has a chance to hook a volley goalwards, but is nowhere near the target.
    • 8' Just half a chance from Casemiro - hit hopefully under a bit of pressure from 30 yards, but wide of the post.
    • 7' Carvalho has to make a diving stretch to cut out a low ball for a corner.
    • 6' Both sides have settled well here. The home side look to be trying to make their presence felt with some crunching early challenges.
    • 5' Floated delivery cleared away with ease by the Madrid defence. Damien Perquis warming up on the touchline, looks set to replace Paulao.
    • 4' Marcelo the latest to give a free kick away. Betis have a set piece opportunity, deep on the right.
    • 3' Paulao really hurt here in a challenge with Modric - looks like the former Spurs man inadvertently stamped on his foot. Paulao hobbling off.
    • 2' Ball breaks free to Ronaldo early on, and he looks to cut the ball across for Benzema. Not quite.
    • 1' Away we go!
    • 17:00 Full house at the Bernabeu for what should be a lively encounter. Both sides have plenty to play for, Real not giving up on Barcelona at the top, Betis not quite out of the top four hunt. Standings
    • 16:55 REAL MADRID: López; Nacho, Albiol, Carvalho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro; Callejón, Özil, Ronaldo; Benzema /// REAL BETIS: Adrián; Chica, Amaya, Paulão, Álex; Cañas, Beñat; Campbell, Pabón, Nosa; Castro
    • 16:50 Hello and welcome to live text commentary of the Liga game between Real Madrid and Real Betis at the Bernabeu.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL! ALL OVER! OZIL MAKES IT 3-1! Callejon hooks the ball across goal, and Ozil sticks a foot out at point-blank range. Two for him, and that should settle this one.
    • 89' RONALDO CLOSE! At the other end a flowing move sees Ronaldo released on the left to shoot, but Adrian parries. This game not over yet.
    • 88' BETIS HIT THE BAR! HOW!? Castro steals in past Carvalho and should score - hits the bar instead - the rebound lands in Pabon's path and he should score too - instead it's blocked on the line by Albiol!
    • 77' SAVED! Decent hit by Ronaldo, though Adrian had time to get in position. He opts to punch it away, however, and that coudl have ended up anywhere.
    • 73' GOAL! BETIS SCORE! Molina cool as you like with the penalty, off a short run up and placed into the top corner. Lopez guesses right and still can't get there.
    • 71' PENALTY FOR BETIS! NACHO BOOKED FOR FOULING CASTRO! A lightning counter-attack and Nacho slices across Castro - about as clear a penalty as you'll see.
    • 57' GOAL! BENZEMA MAKES IT TWO! Slick and devastating. Ozil leads the coutner, picking out Ronaldo, whot threads the ball to Benzema, tucking the ball past Adrian at his near post.
    • 45' GOAL! OZIL SCORES! Cusp of half-time and Real get their goal. It had been coming. Ozil dances in from the right, swaps a pass with Benzema, and slides the ball past the keeper on his near post.
    • 43' PABON HITS THE BAR! First-time hit from just outside the penalty area after Benat teed him up, and that's one strike of the woodwork each for these sides.
    • 39' RONALDO HITS THE POST! What a hit from 25 yards! Stepover or two to create room, then a fierce low shot that slams into the post. The rebound catches Benzema offside.
    • 37' CASTRO! Should have done better - the high cross stood up nicely for him, and he had plenty of time to place his header. In the end, he loops it over the bar. Betis' best opportunity.
    • 22' CALLEJON! Another chance for Real Madrid - the youngster shaking his way free and slamming a shot just wide of the far post. Hard to see Betis holding out much longer at this rate.
    • 21' RONALDO! Modric's delivery is superb - Ronaldo leaps to meet it and his powerful header flashes just over the crossbar.
    • 18' RONALDO! Chance for the Portuguese striker - he sidefoots over from just outside the area. Not this time...
    • 16:55 REAL MADRID: López; Nacho, Albiol, Carvalho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro; Callejón, Özil, Ronaldo; Benzema /// REAL BETIS: Adrián; Chica, Amaya, Paulão, Álex; Cañas, Beñat; Campbell, Pabón, Nosa; Castro
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    Manager: José Mourinho

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    Manager: Pepe Mel

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