Real Madrid ratings: Thibaut Courtois shows his class but Karim Benzema flops in disappointing draw at Real Betis
Real had a goal chalked off inside 15 minutes after Karim Benzema's free-kick was adjudged to have flicked off Antonio Rudiger's arm before swerving into the net.
Betis stayed in it, though, and looked the more likely side to score for long periods. They forced Thibaut Courtois into a series of top saves throughout the contest to prove their pedigree as genuine top-four contenders.
Madrid, meanwhile, had their moments but never found a crucial goal, and now face a nine-point deficit to leaders Barca in La Liga with 14 games to play.
GOAL rates Real Madrid's players from Estadio Benito Villamarin...