Betis narrowly fell at home to Benito Villamarin, with two goals to three against Real Madrid on Saturday nightIn the third round of the Spanish League.
Pellegrini said after the match: “I think we beat Real Madrid throughout the first half, we are on the right track, later the match was more even, then came the sending off and the penalty kick, so we couldn’t assess the situation with them. It was a lot that we had to deal with video technology, the penalty kick and the expulsion.” … “
He added, “They told me that Mayoral was an offside before the penalty kick was taken, and it was a long time before the penalty was counted. They are crucial decisions and I do not know if they are correct or not. Facing Real Madrid, sending off, penalties, and video technology, it is very complicated for us.” .
And he continued: “Playing against all this is difficult for us. Judging him to intervene and establish justice, and it seems that Real Madrid was the one who needed to amend all the decisions.”
He concluded, “I like the video technology, but sometimes it works against you, as it happened today. I will focus on the team’s performance when we were full.”
The video technology had interfered in two decisive shots for Real Madrid, the first by expelling Emerson, right-back Betis, and the second by counting a penalty kick in the last minutes, from which Sergio Ramos scored the victory goal for the defending champion.
Real Madrid raised its score to 4 points in fifth place temporarily, with a match remaining in its balance, and Betis’s balance stuck at 6 points from 3 matches in second place.
The victory is the first for Real Madrid in the Spanish League this season, after it tied against Real Sociedad in the last round.
While Real Betis scored for the first time, and knew the taste of the first defeat, after winning a clean sheet in the first two rounds.
Real Madrid broke the knot Betis, who could not beat him in the last 3 confrontations between them.
Indeed, Real Madrid’s last domestic defeat was at the hands of Betis himself on March 8, just before the long halt due to the Corona pandemic..
The victory is precious because Betis is the team that defeated Real Madrid the most in the presence of Zidane, as it beat the Merengue on 3 occasions..
Real Madrid also reached 100 victories in the Spanish League under Zidane out of 147 matches.
Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini was unable to beat his former team, who defeated him in 3 out of 20 clashes between them..