WATCH: Casemiro tackles referee during Madrid vs Betis’ game, video goes viral

Dani Carvajal's second-half goal helped Real Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 as Carlo Ancelotti's men moved top of the early La Liga table.

Swati BhatiaAuthor

Updated - 29 August 2021 01:07 PM

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Football is all about dribbling, tackling the ball. While forward strikers try to score the goal, defenders try to stop the opposing team from scoring. But apart from 22 players on the field, there is one more person who remains present on the field and that is the referee. A football referee covers the field and keeps monitoring the game throughout the 90 minutes. Although a referee doesn’t touch the ball or player during the game, sometimes accidents can cause the same.

A similar incident happened during Saturday’s match between Real Madrid and Real Betis when a player accidentally tackled a referee. Real Madrid player Casemiro, while trying to tackle the Betis’ player, accidentally tackled the referee and brought the latter down. However, Casemiro soon realised his mistake and apologised to the referee and the game continued.

Watch the incident here:

Talking about the game, Dani Carvajal's second-half goal helped Real Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 as Carlo Ancelotti's men moved top of the early La Liga table. Madrid now have seven points from their opening three games.

Both teams played a hard-fought first half with Betis goalkeeper Rui Silva making a good save from Madrid defender Eder Militao in the seventh minute.

In the 53rd minute, Karim Benzema had put the visitors ahead but the goal was ruled out for offside.

But the visitors did take the lead, courtesy of Carvajal. Vinicius Junior did well to keep the ball in play before right-back Carvajal volleyed home Benzema's cross.

Meanwhile, Betis remain winless after opening the season with two draws and 1 loss.

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