Published: Mon, March 13, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Ramos saves Madrid AGAIN - but blundering Navas is playing for his future

Ramos saves Madrid AGAIN - but blundering Navas is playing for his future

Navas had a nightmarish day between the posts for Los Merengues and should have been sent off just a quarter into the match for taking out Betis midfielder Darko Brasanac running through free on goal. The match will kick-off at 3:45 PM ET.

The former West Bromwich Albion and Real Betis manager Mel is unbeaten in three games with Deportivo, overseeing draws at home to Atletico Madrid and Betis and a win over Sporting Gijon since Gaizka Garitano was sacked following four straight losses. Real Madrid can not afford to leave any points on the table as they try to keep pace with rivals Barcelona.

While Real Madrid has been upset by lesser teams in the past, it's unlikely that Los Verdiblancos will be able to hand Real Madrid an L in this game. On the road, the Sevillians play poorly, gaining 10 points in 12 games, although it should be noted that in the last two away games earned 4 points: Malaga 2: 1 and Deportivo 1: 1.

When further pushed on PSG's complaints, the Frenchman tried to turn attention to Real's La Liga clash with Real Betis on Sunday.

James was next to try his luck for Real Madrid from distance, but Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan was on hand to make a smart save, before Isco whistled a powerful strike wide of the post two minutes later.

It will be only the second Clasico played outside Spain, following a 1982 contest in Venezuela that ended in a 1-0 victory for Real Madrid.

No defence is safe from the aerial prowess of Sergio Ramos.

Navas was then involved in the opening goal of the night three minutes later as the Real Madrid stopper somehow spilled a low strike from Sanabria over the goal-line after initially seeming to deal with the number nine's tame effort.

Zinedine Zidane introduced a lot of changes in the line-up. But goalkeeper Keylor Navas is now playing for his future at the club after two bad blunders in the first half. "We do the best we can, even though often we were left disorganized", he said.

Commenting on the development, Real Madrid's director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno said: " We are fully aware of how passionate people are about football here in Miami". In fact, the Central American has made more errors leading to goals than any other Liga player this season in all competitions (five). Or do you think that Barcelona will take the title?

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