Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid failed to keep up with La Liga leaders Barcelona🔷 as the 2⃣ city rivals were held to draws on Sunday. Real Betis stormed💪🏻 into an early lead at a raucous Estadio Benito Villamarin via an exquisite👌🏻 18-yard volley from Alvaro Cejudo. Zidane's👔 side lacked fluency in the absence of the injured Gareth Bale⭐, but a moment of brilliance👏🏻 from Toni Kroos released James Rodriguez who teed up Benzema for a simple finish⚽ amid calls for offside. Former Los Blancos goalkeeper Antonio Adan👏🏻 kept Betis level by denying James, Benzema and Ronaldo⭐ in the closing stages.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid also laboured😰 to a frustrating 0⃣-0⃣ draw, held by 🔟-man Sevilla at the Vicente Calderon. Ever Banega's deflected effort grazed😁 the crossbar as Unai Emery's side came close👌🏻 to opening the scoring in the 1⃣st half, while Antoine Griezmann headed against the post😰 after the restart.