Real Madrid’s 2-1 El Clasico win over Barcelona this weekend has edged Los Blancos back above their city rivals in the title race with Diego Simeone‘s side needing a positive reaction in Andalucia.
Los Rojiblancos did enjoy an ideal start at the Estadio Benito Villamarin as Belgian star Yannick Carrasco‘s deflected strike put them in front after just eight minutes.
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Yannick Carrasco gives Simeone's side the lead against Betis as they look to regain top spot 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/krUcdNuREQ
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However, Manuel Pellegrini’s hosts have reacted strongly to going behind early on with Cristian Tello latching onto Alex Moreno’s through ball to smash home a deserved equaliser on 20 minutes.
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Simeone is without suspended pair Luis Suarez and Marcos Llorente tonight and the Argentinian coach may need to turn to his bench for an attacking spark after the break but B team striker Sergio Camello is his only recognised striker in reserve.
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