Real Madrid 0-0 Real Betis: Player ratings as bore draw ends La Liga champions season

Real Madrid rounded their victorious La Liga campaign off with a not-so-memorable 0-0 draw with Real Betis on Friday night.

The draw, that sees the Spanish champions reach 86 points for the season while making sure that Manuel Pellegrini’s side misses out on a top-four finish, was largely forgettable but did tease entertainment value in bursts.

While the first half had its moments of excitement, it wasn’t the fast-paced, ruthless affair that a double guard of honour for two of Spain’s most thrilling teams suggested as the players walked out onto the field.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men held the upper hand throughout the early exchanges although both sides threatened the breakthrough as the game occasionally developed a frenetic, end-to-end edge.

Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all went close for the hosts while Juanmi made a nuisance of himself on the visitors’ behalf, but neither side managed to find the back of the net in what was an opening period of ‘almosts’ and ‘not-quites’.

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