The Brazilian made a tackle in the second half, but did not touch the ball or opponent. He did take down the referee Alejandro Hernández, who was happy to laugh at the incident.
Dani Carvajal scored the winning goal after more than an hour on a visit to Real Betis. He scored with a nice volley from a pass from captain Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid are now on 7 points, the same as Sevilla, Valencia and RCD Malllorca. Sevilla got stuck at 1-1 with Elche CF. Defender Karim Rekik played the entire game with the visitors. Striker Luuk de Jong was not part of Sevilla’s match selection. Mallorca (1-0 against Espanyol) and Valencia (3-0 against Deportivo Alavés) won their match on Friday.
FC Barcelona, which is on 4 points from two matches, will play at home against Getafe on Sunday.