It was a double delight for Real Madrid and Real Betis fans as their teams shared a beautiful moment before the start of their match on Saturday. Both teams’ players applauded the opposition for their recent triumph by giving them a guard of honor. Real Betis players started the proceeding as Real Madrid players walked out to take the field.
Betis players lined up and clapped while Madrid players came out from the changeroom. Real Madrid also gave a guard of honor to Betis’ players when they came out on the field. While Madrid applauded Betis for their recent win in Copa del Rey over Valencia at the La Cartuja Stadium, Betis players congratulated Madrid on their LaLiga win. Notably, Real Madrid clinched the title on matchday 34, after a home triumph over Espanyol.
Watch the beautiful moment here:
A double guard of honour from Real Madrid and Real Betis after their LaLiga and Copa del Rey triumphs 🏆
Respect! 👏 pic.twitter.com/i14QAfsHjt
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 20, 2022
Real Madrid vs Real Betis ends in a draw
Now coming to the match between the two Spanish sides, the game ended in a draw after 90 minutes of grueling battle at Santiago Bernabéu. Hence, Carlos Ancelotti’s men ended their triumphant league campaign with a draw in their final match before facing Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Although Ancelotti fielded the strongest possible XI for the battle between LaLiga champions and Copa del Rey winners, Real Madrid could not go past Betis’ defense. Madrid’s most successful striker this season, Karim Benzema came close to hitting the back of the nets twice but was denied the chance to add to his 27-league goals for the season.
While Madrid came close to scoring a goal thrice, Betis could manage to do it only once. Betis went close when 40-year-old substitute Joaquin fired narrowly over on his 600th LaLiga appearance. Nonetheless, with both teams failing to score, it ended in a 0-0 draw. With this, the Champions League finalists finished their season at the top of the table with 86 points in 38 games.