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Bellingham goal not enough as Real Madrid, Betis draw



Jude Bellingham was on target for Real Madrid who were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Betis in a La Liga encounter on Saturday.

The England forward has continued to shine at the Spanish giants, having now scored his 16th goal in 18 games.

After a goalless first half, the 20-year-old slotted in by controlling a pass from Brahim Diaz over the Betis defence on 53 minutes.

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But the hosts fought back, with Aitor Ruibal hitting a stunning equaliser from outside the area about 10 minutes after.

The draw for table toppers Real Madrid means second-placed Girona can go top with victory at third-placed Barcelona on Sunday.

“It was an even game, well played by both sides. We conceded a goal when we had the game under control but the result was fair,” Real manager Carlo Ancelotti said.

“Given the effort Betis made, they didn’t deserve to lose. The result is good. We’re happy because it’s a tough stadium. They scored a fantastic goal. I am satisfied – you can’t win every match.”

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