Real Betis 2-1 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side suffer shock loss

Real Betis 2-1 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side suffer shock loss

Real Betis 2-1 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side suffer shock loss

Barcelona looked to have scored a second goal deep in injury time when Jordi Alba slotted in a cross from substitute Ansu Fati but another VAR review determined that the teenage forward had been narrowly offside when he received the ball from Messi.

"No one likes it when the crowd are against you, and even more so at your own stadium", Alba said.

"I'm a person that doesn't hide". Just like I respect everyone, they have to respect me.

"I respect the whistles, but they also have to respect me".

"I respect Barca fans a lot".

"It's not easy when things aren't going well, but in the end, we have to live with it". We know that if we're not at our best, it's going to be hard.

Despite Quique Setién claiming the squad was "strong mentally", the team's performance this Saturday shows it is far from the case.

Zinedine Zidane has opted to play a 4-3-3 formation for Real Madrid's match away to Real Betis, with Eder Militao, Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez being the only newcomers to the side that beat Barcelona in the Clasico last weekend.

- When does the transfer window re-open? White hankies were waved at president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Saturday and there were calls for him to resign.

Alba, though, said reports the players were angered by Sarabia's behaviour - which Setien apologised for in the week - are nonsense and defended his persona in the dugout.

Marcelo struggled to carry on towards the 60th minute and slowly walked off the field for Ferland Mendy while Betis added more firepower in their bid to go back in front six minutes later, as Joaquin made way for former Barcelona winger Cristian Tello. I would have done the same in his position - or worse. "We're not annoyed by anything".

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