Lionel Messi has scored more goals than Real Madrid have points and other damning stats

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Real couldn't find a breakthrough despite Ronaldo's return.

Antonio Sanabria’s 94th minute winner stunned the Bernabeu as Real Betis shocked Real Madrid on their own patch.

The 21-year-old’s last-gasp headed goal from an incisive team passing move was a tough one to take for Zinedine Zidane’s side, who had dominated the game for large spells.

Indeed, the reigning La Liga champions – who are now seven points adrift of Barcelona at the top of the table – will be wondering how they didn’t score having registered 27 attempts at goal.

Here, we look at the key numbers in wake of another disappointing result on home territory for the Spanish giants.

73 successive games scored in ends

Failure to score on Wednesday night meant the Whites’ all-time Spanish record of scoring in 73 successive matches came to an end. A quite incredible run.

You have to go back to April 2016 to find the last time when Real drew a blank in front of goal. Manchester City were the side to keep them at bay during a 0-0 draw in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final clash at the Etihad Stadium.

During the 73-game run, Real scored 200 goals and won 54 matches – and in the process – scooped a La Liga title and two Champions League crowns, among other trophies.

Manchester City's English goalkeeper Joe Hart (L) spreads himself wide to save a close-range shot from Real Madrid's Portuguese defender Pepe (R) during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on April 26, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Real couldn’t find a way past Joe Hart in the first-leg that night.

3 games and no wins at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid have yet to win any of their opening three La Liga home matches – with defeat to Betis compounding more misery following lacklustre draws against Valencia and Levante.

It is their worst run of form since April 2011 – where they also had the same sequence of results for three consecutive outings in their own backyard.

Real Madrid's midfielder Isco reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

There was no Isco Disco on Wednesday.

12 shots from Ronaldo

Making his first La Liga appearance of the season following the five-match domestic ban he attained for shoving a referee in the first-leg of Real’s Spanish Super Cup win against Barcelona back in August, there was a real buzz to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s name on the teamsheet again.

But it didn’t turn into the evening he would have wanted.

The club legend had 12 shots on goal throughout, with only two of them hitting the target. It was a frustrating night and he has a lot of catching up to do if he is to chase down Lionel Messi’s goal haul so far this term – the Argentine has nine to his name.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ronaldo was Real’s biggest threat but couldn’t get on the scoresheet.

19 years since Betis last won at the Bernabeu

Trips to the Bernabeu haven’t been fruitful for Real Betis down the years but the team from Seville turned the tables this week – winning their first match at the famous stadium in 19 years.

Few expected the Green and Whites to come away with victory – bringing back memories of the last time they did just that in October 1998, when Finidi George netted the winner in another 1-0 triumph.

Real Betis' forward from Paraguay Arnaldo Sanabria (L) heads the ball to score a goal as Real Madrid's goalkeeper from Costa Rica Keylor Navas dives for the ball during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sanabria heads home past a hapless Keylor Navas.

1969 was one of 3 times they started slow at home

You have to trawl through the archives to find the first time Real failed to win in each of their opening three league games at home – that came during the 1969-70 season.

Since then, it has only happened twice again in the club’s history. Aside from Wednesday, the second instance it occurred was way back in the 1995-96 campaign.

So, you could say Madrid made it a hat-trick of sorts this week.

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 20: Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid CF recats as Real Betis Balompie players celebrate their first goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Zidane cuts an isolated figure on the touchline.

8 points is bettered by Messi

Real Madrid’s lowly points total in La Liga this season is less than Messi’s total in the league – 9.

To rub salt into the wounds, many Barcelona fans were happy to tell all about this stat as Madrid went down to a sucker punch of a late goal.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on as Catalan Pro-Independence flags are seen on the background during the La Liga match between Barcelona and SD Eibar at Camp Nou on September 19, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Messi has more goals than Real have points.

96 games with just 8 losses for Zidane

While the pressure on Zidane may have gone up a few notches, perspective is needed once again.

The French maestro has still only lost just eight times in the 96 matches he has been in charge – which is the lowest defeat percentage (8.3%) of any manager in the history of the Whites.

That’s well below recent bosses Jose Mourinho (13.4%) and Carloe Ancelotti (14.6%).

Since joining as manager in January 2016, Zidane has also delivered seven trophies – including back-to-back European Cups.

Real Madrid's coach from France Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Zidane has been Real’s lucky charm.

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Set to end career at Madrid: Benzema.

Karim Benzema became the latest Real Madrid star to sign a new bumper four-year contract with the European Champions to 2021, the club announced on Wednesday.

“Real Madrid and Benzema have agreed to extend the contract of the player, who will remain tied to the club until June 30, 2021,” Madrid said in a statement.

Vice-captain Marcelo, Isco and Dani Carvajal all extended to 2022 over the past week as Real reward key members of the squad that became the first side to retain the Champions League trophy in June.

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Ready to make his mark on La Liga: Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be back to lead Real Madrid’s La Liga title defence as Zinedine Zidane’s men host Real Betis at home on Wednesday.

Ronaldo was handed a five-match ban after pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup second leg against Barcelona back in August.

It will be the first time the Portugal international will feature in La Liga this season, with his only other appearance since the ban coming against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League when Real Madrid won 3-0 comfortably, thanks to a brace from the man himself.

Meanwhile, the Whites recorded a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad in their last league fixture, after youngster Borja Mayoral and Gareth Bale were instrumental in earning them three points.

The 32-year-old forward will be tasked with trying to reduce Barcelona’s seven-point early advantage over Real at the summit of La Liga, following their resounding 6-1 win over Eibar on Tuesday.

Ronaldo’s counterpart, Lionel Messi too has been in sublime form lately, as he scored his 39th hat-trick for Barca in that win. The Argentinian has scored 12 goals in eight games in all competitions so far this season.

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