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Summary

  1. Dani Ceballos free-kick puts Madrid back in front
  2. Canales levels for Betis after VAR decision
  3. Modric fires into top corner to give Real the lead
  4. Messi scores 400th league goal in 435th game
  5. Barca top La Liga, having won last seven league games
  6. Fabregas starts for Monaco at Marseille in Ligue 1

Live Reporting

By Matt Howarth

All times stated are UK

  1. FULL-TIME

    Real Betis 1-2 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid hold on for all three points and move up to fourth in the La Liga table.

    Real Betis, who were much better in the second half, remain in seventh.

  2. PENALTY APPEAL

    Real Betis 1-2 Real Madrid

    The Betis players want a penalty after Joaquin's corner appears to strike the hand of Cristo, but the referee is having none of it.

    Into the final minute...

  3. Post update

    Real Betis 1-2 Real Madrid

    There will be four minutes of added time at the end of the second half.

    Four minutes for Betis to salvage something from this game.

  4. GOAL - Real Betis 1-2 Real Madrid

    Dani Ceballos

    Madrid have surely snatched all three points!

    Dani Ceballos steps up and fires his effort through the wall, past the unsighted Pau Lopez and into the net.

    The Betis keeper will feel he should have done better there.

  5. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Antonio Sanabria off, Loren Morón on.

  6. YELLOW CARD

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    William Carvalho hauls down Casemiro on the edge of the Betis penalty area and is quite rightly shown a yellow card.

    Betis will make their final change before the free-kick is taken...

  7. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Ryad Boudebouz comes on in place of Andres Guardado.

  8. Post update

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Six minutes of normal time remaining.

    Antonio Barragan collects a long ball over the top of the Madrid defence before crossing for Cristian Tello, who slices an ambitious volley well wide of the target.

    Did he have time to take a touch? Quite possibly.

  9. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Twenty-year-old Federico Valverde is replaced by 19-year-old Brahim Diaz.

  10. Post update

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Former Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz is preparing to come on for his Real Madrid debut.

  11. Post update

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    La Liga table with Madrid in fifth

    A point would not be enough to lift Madrid back into the top four of La Liga.

    Los Blancos would remain one point behind fourth-placed Alaves. They have just under 15 minutes to find another goal.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Santiago Solari makes his second change of the night.

    Dani Ceballos replaces Sergio Reguilon.

  13. Post update

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    What a fabulous pass that was by Giovani Lo Celso to set up Sergio Canales.

    The Paris Saint-Germain loanee has been one of Betis' standout performers tonight.

  14. Post update

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Madrid suddenly look a little shaky at the back.

    Antonio Barragan finds a pocket of space in the penalty area but his cross is cut out by Sergio Ramos.

  15. Post update

    Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Twenty minutes of normal time remaining.

    Betis haven't looked like scoring for the majority of the contest, but the hosts suddenly have the wind in their sails and are pushing for a second.

  16. GOAL - Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid

    Sergio Canales

    Giovani Lo Celso splits the Madrid defence with a sumptuous ball into the feet of Sergio Canales, who fires past Keylor Navas.

    Was Canales offside? The referee again consults VAR, but after a 60-second stoppage the goal is given.

    Game on!

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid

    Betis make their first change, bringing on Cristian Tello for Francis.

  18. PENALTY APPEAL

    Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid

    Giovani Lo Celso strikes the ball against Nacho's arm inside the Madrid penalty area.

    The referee pauses for a second to consult VAR... then signals for a throw-in to Betis.

  19. YELLOW CARD

    Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid

    Federico Valverde becomes the third Madrid player to have his name taken by the referee.

  20. CLOSE!

    Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid

    Where did that come from?

    Andres Guardado connects superbly with a loose ball on the edge of the box, slamming a sweetly struck volley inches wide of Keylor Navas' goal.

    Navas was relieved to see that one fly past the post.