The line-ups were announced and I immediately thought the worst. For the past month and more I had been optimistic before every match that Betis would be able to turn their fortunes around, put in a display and maybe even score a goal (stranger things have happened).
But this match against a free-scoring Real Madrid, I thought ‘naaaa, no chance’. Even more so when I read that Molinero and Pezzella would be in defence against Ronaldo, James Rodríguez and Benzema. I expected 5-0. Worse maybe.