A day after league leader Barcelona routed Eibar 6-1 with four goals by Lionel Messi for its fifth win in a row, Madrid conceded an injury-time goal to remain winless in its three league games so far at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Paraguayan striker Antoino Sanabria scored the winner with a header from close range to give Betis its first win against Madrid at the Bernabeu since 1998.
Karim Benzema has agreed a four-year contract extension at Real Madrid that will keep him with the Spanish and European champions until 2021. The 29-year-old striker is suffering with a hamstring injury and is not included in Madrid's squad to face Real
Real Madrid lead the nominations for FIFPro's World 11, with 13 players named among the 55 footballers in contention for a place in the line-up. FIFPro and its affiliated player associations polled 25,000 professional footballers to put together a long list of names that will eventually be shortened to name a side consisting of a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers. The 2016 World 11 featured five Madrid players and four from Barcelona, but Los Blancos' tally of 13 named in the 55-man list is a record. The full line up for 2016 was: Manuel Neuer, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo.