Former Real Betis gamer Dani Ceballos stunned his old club with a late free-kick as Real Madrid snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory on Sunday.
The substitute, who relocated to the European champions in 2017, curled a reduced shot around the wall surface 2 minutes from time to raise Madrid back into the top four in LaLiga.
Sergio Canales, an ex-Madrid gamer, looked to have safeguarded a factor for Betis after negating Luka Modric's outstanding very early strike.
The result was severe on Betis, who managed a great deal of possession as well as were the a lot of incisive in the 2nd duration.
However they stopped working to make the most of their prominence at an early stage and Madrid, in spite of doing not have Gareth Bundle, Marco Asensio and also Lucas Vazquez in strike, were a major hazard on the break. Vinicius Junior, the 18-year-old Brazilian that got over influenza to attribute, was a specific handful.
Madrid claimed a 13th-minute lead after Karim Benzema broke on the right and also cut inside prior to taking a crack at blocked. Dani Carvajal's follow-up attempt was additionally blocked yet Modric made no mistake as he wrecked residence from outside the location.
It was Modric's first league goal of the period and he had another chance from a similar range after Benzema again led a counter-attack however this moment the Ballon d'Or winner fired over.
Betis lastly intimidated midway via the very first half yet Giovani Lo Celso's shot drifted vast. Madrid should have doubled their lead 11 mins before the interval when the excellent Vinicius launched lightning raid down the left.
He swept the ball inside for Federico Valverde, who took it in his stride and competed through on goal. He looked specific to pull the trigger however miscontrolled as he got to the area and also Antonio Barragan returned with a great sliding take on.
Vinicius evaluated Pau Lopez in the Betis goal with one more effort prior to the hosts went close themselves when Canales crinkled a free-kick large.
Benzema finished the first half in considerable pain after touchdown awkwardly on his hand and experiencing a nasty-looking finger injury. The Frenchman was replaced at the beginning of the 2nd duration by Cristo.
Betis revealed even more seriousness as the game resumed and Joaquin discharged a shot at Keylor Navas prior to Andres Guardado struck a sweet battery narrowly large on the hr.
Madrid fell short to observe the cautions as well as were penalized for their decrease in intensity after 67 minutes. Lo Celso played Canales know objective with a fine pass and the forward kept his composure to glide in and also slip the sphere via Navas' legs. Madrid were quickly eliminated to see a flag raised for offside yet that was overthrown adhering to a VAR evaluation.
Madrid battled to summon a feedback and appeared to be lacking concepts as the video game drifted in the direction of a conclusion. Brahim Diaz, the forward authorized recently from Manchester City, was introduced 8 mins from time but it appeared the visitors would certainly need to go for a point.
That altered in the dying moments as the site visitors won a free-kick outside the area as well as Ceballos stepped up to terminate house. He did not celebrate but it was a definitive strike.