Madrid draw 0-0 with Betis

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Real Madrid drew Real Betis 0-0, continuing its poor form at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the Spanish league on Saturday.

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David Beckham was ejected in injury time and Real Madrid drew Real Betis 0-0, continuing its poor form at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the Spanish league on Saturday. Beckham, making his 150th appearance for Madrid, fouled Betis substitute Isidoro Gomez with a wild tackle from behind on the edge of Betis' penalty area - after receiving a challenge in which Beckham claimed a penalty. Beckham, who joins the Los Angeles Galaxy in August, was playing his first home game for nearly two months after his recent recall by coach Fabio Capello.  Capello unhappy "I think the referee was too hasty in sending Beckham off. I've just seen it again on TV and it doesn't seem a foul that was serious enough to get a red card." Referees - let's leave it like this - don't help us at the Bernabeu," Capello said. The draw left Madrid with just one win in its last four home games, during which it has scored only one goal. Madrid, which last won a major trophy in 2003, has won only five of 11 games at its stadium this season, scoring 12 goals for the worst tally in its history. For the second straight home game, Madrid supporters aired their discontent at Capello and club president Ramon Calderon on the final whistle, whistling and waving white handkerchiefs. Madrid stayed in third place, four points behind leader FC Barcelona. Barcelona has 46 points, and Sevilla 43. Madrid is next with 42 points, three more than Valencia and Atletico.

Topics : Football
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