Real Suffer Shock Defeat On Ronaldo's Return
Spanish La Liga Report: Real Madrid v Real Betis 20 September 2017
Spanish La Liga
Result: Real Madrid 0-1 Real Betis
Date: 20 September 2017
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid's stuttering start to the La Liga season continued, as they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Betis nearly took a surprising lead after just three minutes but Camarasa's strike was cleared off the line by Dani Carvajal.
Loc Blancos went close to opening the scoring after 15 minutes as Luka Modric surged into the box before firing into the side-netting from close range.
Ronaldo nearly handed Real the lead after 27 minutes Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan produced a solid save to keep out the forward's strike from distance.
The home side continued to dominate in the first half but they were unable to bypass the Betis shot-stopper, as they went into the break scoreless.
Ronaldo could have broken the deadlock in the 52nd minute, but he blazed over the crossbar after getting on the end of Gareth Bale's cross.
The hosts were finding it tough open the scoring, which prompted Zidane to introduce Borja Mayoral replaced Luka Modric.
Gareth Bale went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock in the 74th minute when his neat flick was turned onto the upright by Adan.
Betis had the ball in the back of the net in the 89th minute, but the goal was flagged offside by the assistant.
However, the visitors were not to be denied in stoppage when an unmarked Antonio Sanabria powered home a header to seal a shock win.