Matt McGinn is ESPN FC's Real Madrid blogger. Twitter: @McGinn93
There was a curious sense of inevitability as Real Betis' Tony Sanabria steered a last-gasp diving header beyond Keylor Navas.
The Paraguayan's 94th-minute finish becomes the latest winning goal ever scored by a visiting team at the Bernabeu, pipping Lionel Messi's dramatic winner in El Clasico last season by two minutes. The goal did not come from an isolated attacking foray, but a precision-engineered 20-pass move in which 10 players touched the ball in a 71-second spell of uninterrupted possession.
Karim Benzema has said he wants to retire as a Real Madrid player after winning more titles with the Spanish giants.
On Thursday, Benzema put pen to a paper on a two-year contract extension with Los Blancos, keeping him at the club until June 2021.
It includes a release clause of €1 billion, and Benzema will be past his 33rd birthday by the time the contract expires.
"This renewal represents many things for me. I'm delighted to continue my career at the best club in the world," he told...