Real Madrid did everything but score, and now find themselves denied a chance at unparalleled history and in a relatively deep early hole in La Liga’s table. A stoppage time loss to visiting Real Betis ended the club’s 73-match run of matches with a goal, and it came on the day it could’ve passed Pele’s Santos for sole possession of the longest scoring streak in history. Perhaps more important, Madrid now sits seven points back of first place Barcelona. Their eight points leave them sixth. Real Madrid 0-1 Real Betis The hosts looked so good, and so fluid… and provided any number of finishes which would’ve been goals on another day. Unfortunately for them, the only goal came from Paraguay’s Antonio
The big issue coming in the wake of the Romelu Lukaku chant controversy is not simply that some sections of the Manchester United support deemed it funny or acceptable in the first place but that they are steadfast in their refusal to countenance that it could be described as racist. It’s one thing for a fan to make a monkey chant or unleash the N-word on a black player. The footage was described as “hilarious” on YouTube and all the usual banter content sites were asking permission to use it on their own Twitter feeds.
Jurgen Klopp declared himself “sick” after Leicester City rode its luck and displayed some profligate finishing to beat Liverpool in the League Cup third round on Tuesday evening at the King Power Stadium. A recurring theme under Klopp—Liverpool is sparkling in attack and holey like a Swiss cheese in defense. Once Leicester warmed to its task in the second half, it found it far too easy to cut through Liverpool.