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Real Madrid v Real Betis - As it happened

Pin Official Lineups: Real Madrid v Real Betis, La Liga round 38 2018/19. BeSoccer
Official Lineups: Real Madrid v Real Betis, La Liga round 38 2018/19. BeSoccer

Real Madrid v Real Betis - As it happened

Tom Master by Tom Master @besoccer_com - 0 4,683

Join us for live coverage of the final match of the season for Real Madrid, as they take on Real Betis in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu.

FT: Real Madrid 0-2 Real Betis. A thouroughly deserved win for Betis today! Zidane cut a dejected figure at the end, as he well might given the lack of ... well anything really from Real today. Gareth Bale was an unused substitute and is unlikely to stay in Madrid. These are troubling times for Real fans...
3 minutes of stoppage time here!
Real's dismal season is going to end in poor fashion, with a rather timid performance today, which will confirm Zidane's suspicions that a complete overhaul is needed to get this Real side firing again.
This game has completely reached a halt here, Real are struggling to get anything going and betis are just comfortable with the ball as they are looking to end their season in perfect form with an away win at Real.
GOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLL! Jese Rodriguez makes it 2-0 against his old team! Real are being embarrassed here once again! The Spaniard celebrates respectfully, but he must be feeling incredible inside.
CLOSE! Lo Celso almost makes it 2-0 Betis! An excellent effort is saved well be Navas. Real are under the cosh here though...
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL! Lorén scores for Betis! A superb ball played over the top and then squared across the box by Guardado! Betis have a deserved lead here at the Bernabeu!
Brahim DIaz is replaced by Marco Asensio.
Dani Carvajal is booked for a cynical challenge, many Betis players calling for a red card... The referee is uninterested and sticks with the yellow.
OOOH! That was incredible ball control by Vinicius, weaving in and out of a couple of Betis players before having an effort saved well by Pau Lopez.
Real looking much more comfortable in the second half and have come out with a seemingly different mindset, causing Betis genunine problems so far.
Second half underway at the Bernabeu!
HT: Real Madrid 0-0 Real Betis. A bit of a nothing half, where both sides started to show signs of frustration by the end. Karim Benzema missed an absolute sitter and Marcelo came close a couple of times, but all in all, this has been a poor game.
Marcos Llorente is booked for a poor foul, Betis had a dcent chance with the free kick but the header is blazed over the bar by junior Firpo and the scores remain level.
OH NO! WHAT A MISS! Karim Benzema is free from the edge of the box and really should have made that 22 league goals this season, that is a shocking miss and it hits the post...
Well it was a bit desperate, but Betis defended it with relative ease, after Vinicius had his effort charged down.
Wilfrid Kaproum is booked for a poor challenge... Luka Modric is eyeing this up...
Betis had a good long range effort there, which required a finger tip save from Navas in goal, nothing going from the subsequent corner however.
Despite all that possession, Betis have actaully had fewer shots than Real, Marcelo sees an effort come close but shade the right bar, and that was close as we've seen to a goal, with this game a bit of anothing game in truth.
Betis currently dominant here, with 59% possession, this game is totally irrelevant, but I'm sure Zinedine Zidane will not be happy with what he is seeing.
Betis have a chance as their top scorer in La Liga, Lo Celso, has an effort comfortably saved by Navas in goal.
A cagey affair continues at the Bernabeu, with Betis attacking well and Real doing enough to keep the scores level.
So far, Real Madrid's issues this season are clear, the midfield is lacking an enforcer and they are struggling to keep hold of possession, as such, we are seeing a superb start from Real Betis, who have absolutely nothing to lose whatsoever and are putting Real under pressure early on here.
A scrappy start here at the Bernabeu, this game has all the possibilities of being a thrilling, open affair, but could also be a tense tussle if Madrid fail to show up...
Here we go, the ball is kicked and we're underway!
The players are out and we are almost away here at the Bernabeu!
To put that into context... Messi has 34 goals, with Suarez and Benzema on 21 in joint second.
Betis' topscorer is the Argentine midfielder, Giovani Lo Celso, who has 9 goals this season.
In terms of individual awards, Lionel Messi will certainly take the golden boot award once again in La Liga, barring Karim Benzema or Luis Suarez scoring 14 goals today and Messi failing to score... However, Benzema will be looking to continjue his form, and to try and overtake Suarez into second place.
Essentially, there is nothing to play for in this game, but some of these Real players will be hoping to impress Zinedine Zidane, with others desperately trying to show why they should say here. End of season games are often one of two things, high scoring and fun, or 0-0 and dead boring... Let's hope for the former rather than the latter.
So then what is there to play for in this game today? For Real they cannot move either up to second or fall down to 4th, meaning there is nothing to play for other than pride. For Betis, they could go up to 10th place in the league with a victory, but could also shift to 12th should they fail to win and Eibar gain at least a draw against Barça later.
So then, Real have left big names on the bench today, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Isco, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio and Thibaut Courtois all sitting on the bench for Madrid, we do see the young duo of Brahim Diaz and Vinicius Junior and this may well be the last Real Madrid game for the likes of Keylor Navas.
Lineups: Real Betis: Pau Lopez; Francis, Mandi, Feddal, Bartra; Junior, Carvalho, Guardado, Kaptoum, Lo Celso; Loren.
Lineups: Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Valverde, Llorente; Diaz, Benzema, Vinicius.
Without further a do, let's have a look at the two teams for today's match.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the final round of La Liga competition as Real Madrid and Real Betis go up against each other at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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