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Real Madrid scoring run comes to an end in Real Betis defeat

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Real Madrid scoring run comes to an end in Real Betis defeat

Real Madrid scoring run comes to end in Real Betis defeat

JuanJo Martín

EFE

Real Madrid's home loss to Real Betis in LaLiga on Wednesday saw Los Merengues draw a blank for the first time since back in April 2016.

Real Madrid's LaLiga defeat to Real Betis on Wednesday saw Los Blancos fail to score for the first time in 17 months, ending a streak that had lasted for 73 games.

Antonio Sanabria's stoppage-time goal handed Betis a 1-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabéu to leave Real seven points behind leaders Barcelona and still seeking a first home league win of the season.

Real Madrid had last been shut out in spring 2016

Zinedine Zidane's men had been on target in every match they had played since a goalless draw with Manchester City in the Champions League in April 2016.

Real Madrid last failed to find the net in a 0-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg draw away to Manchester City in April 2016.

Having beaten Bundesliga club Bayern Munich's European record - set in 2014 - of netting in 61 consecutive fixtures in May, Real then equalled Brazilian side Santos' 1963 milestone of 73 in Sunday's 3-1 LaLiga win at Real Sociedad.

Real streak ends 23 shy of River Plate mark

Their run stopped 23 short of the 96-game sequence established by Argentinian club River Plate between 1936 and 1939.

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