Sevilla (AP) – Spanish football champions Real Madrid celebrated their first win of the season. The team around the German international Toni Kroos won thanks to a penalty goal 3: 2 (1: 2) at Real Betis in Seville.
Newcomer midfielder Fede Valverde gave Los Blancos the lead in the 14th minute. Aissa Mandi (35th) and William Carvalho (37th) turned the game in favor of the hosts within two minutes. After the break, Madrid leveled 2-2 with an own goal from Sevilla’s Emerson (48th), before Sergio Ramos (82nd) scored the winning goal 3-2 with a hand penalty.
After two wins at the start, Real Betis missed the jump to the top of the table due to the home defeat. After the 0-0 start at Real Sociedad San Sebastian, Madrid made the connection with the top group with four points.
Kroos had to leave the field just before half time due to an injury and followed the second half from the stands. From there he saw a powerful shot from Real striker Karim Benzema, who crashed into the crossbar, from there jumped behind the goal line and back out of the goal. But the game went on without interruption. Own goalscorer Emerson saw red in the 67th minute after an emergency stop against former Bundesliga player Luka Jovic.