It is the first time Betis have won at the Bernabeu since 1998. "It is impossible to win here without suffering," said Betis boss Quique Setien. "To win against a team like this, your goalie has to have a spectacular game and you have to have luck."
? Zidane: "LaLiga is a long competition and we're going to stay calm."READ: https://t.co/QwL9FMGMbg#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/Auw2ISgdUv — Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) September 21, 2017
Ronaldo was recalled among three changes to the Madrid side from Sunday's 3-1 win at Real Sociedad as Zinedine Zidane named his strongest available side. However, it was the visitors who made the stronger start and should have gone in front when Sanabria's goalbound effort was cleared off the line by Dani Carvajal. Keylor Navas also produced a stunning save to tip Fabian Ruiz's rising drive over the bar.
Antonio Adán is the first goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet against Real Madrid since Joe Hart in April 2016.512 days between them. ? pic.twitter.com/yTExAe9a05 — Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 20, 2017
At the other end, Adan made a smart stop to deny Isco just before half-time and Betis had to resist an onslaught after the break. Ronaldo blazed wildly over from Bale's inch-perfect cross before Kroos forced Adan into another finger-tip stop.
Ronaldo returns from suspension, but Real Madrid’s 73-game scoring streak comes to an end pic.twitter.com/IZs8Y7qyMm— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 20, 2017
Earlier, Atletico Madrid celebrated being awarded the honour of hosting the Champions League final in 2019 with an impressive 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao to move up to third. The visitors needed to rely on a brilliant penalty save from Jan Oblak to deny Aritz Aduriz just before half-time. Angel Correa opened the scoring 10 minutes into the second-half by finishing off a flowing move involving Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez. And Yannick Carrasco secured the three points with an angled finish from another Griezmann through ball 17 minutes from time before Raul Garcia netted a late consolation for the hosts. UEFA awarded their showpiece event for next season to Atletico's new Wanda Metropolitano earlier in the day.
FT: Real Madrid 0-1 Real BetisReal Madrid's 73-match scoring streak comes to an end. pic.twitter.com/wG0psTBEvn — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 20, 2017