The Spaniard proved a clinical option from the bench last season but left in order to play more regularly, with Real now seemingly relying on Ronaldo not having too many nights in front of goal like he did yesterday. The player from Madeira returned after serving his five match ban and was anonymous as Real Madrid lost at home to Betis.
Real, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Real Betis last night, now sit seven points behind La Liga leaders with just five games played in Spain.
"The way we see it, is that the ball just didn't want to go in today".
Betis coach Quique Setien said: "I don't know if we deserved the win but these are precious points for us". He is very happy as he likes to play, be with his teammates. "For sure he will want to score now all the goals he couldn't before".
Real Betis has successfully embarrassed host Real Madrid in the La Liga competition, Spain. We have to stay calm because there are a lot of games still to come and points up for grabs.
Gareth Bale is desperately unlucky not to score after a brilliant piece of improvisation in Real Madrid's match with Real Betis.
Madrid started the season with a 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna - and then things started to go wrong.
Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco scored second-half goals as Atletico Madrid extended their unbeaten league start to five matches with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao. "We did not have a great game but neither a bad game", he continued.
Thus, real Madrid failed to beat the record for Santos is a Brazilian club from 1961 to 1963 scored in 73 games. The Portuguese manager even offered the player his professional debut a year ago in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.