Diego Lainez and Andrés Guardado were protagonists in the tie between Real Betis and Real Madrid, which complicates the merengue aspirations
Diego Lainez and Andrés Guardado commanded the goalless draw between Real Madrid and Real Betis, which put the meringues with 71 points, two from Atlético de Madrid at the top of LaLiga, and which placed the Heliopolitans in sixth place with 50 points and a triumph of European positions.
Lainez participated for 79 minutes on the pitch, but with a very active participation that left a good taste in his mouth.. The 20-year-old Mexican faced, dribbled and shot at the goal defended by Thibaut Courtois.
The Tabasco gave luxuries in his overflows on the right wing like a tunnel to Casemiro and several cuts to Nacho, who was in charge of defending him until Marcelo took his place, to which the Mexican also faced him without fear.
The game was tough and with the starting line of four defenders, Lainez found spaces by cutting in, he associated in a good way with Emerson and Canales and even started plays that could be of greater danger for the Betis.
Similarly, Andrés Guarded had a solid game. Without so many reflectors, the ‘Little Prince’ was solid in the midfield of the Sevillians and left the exchange at minute 88 for William Carvalho.
The experienced national team prevented the meringues midfielders, led by Luka Modrid, Casemiro and Isco, from finding spaces in the center, because together with Guido Rodríguez they closed the passing lanes in a good way and forced the Madridistas to play on the wing.
Guarded was solid as a starter and like Lainez and the rest of Betis, they are already thinking about matchday 34 when they will collide with Valladolid.