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The Panda comes back to the rescue of Betis

Jordi Santamaría Seville

The Panda comes back to the rescue of Betis

The Galician striker left with half an hour to go, caused two penalties and scored the second after stopping Canales from David Soria the first. Getafe only finished once between the three suits and adds an eighteen point

Jordi Santamaría. Seville

Borja Iglesias appeared again to give the victory to Real Betis, as he did recently against Osasuna or Real Sociedad, causing two penalties from Sofian and scoring the second after David Soria stopped Sergio Canales the first, when there was barely time left for more.

The Verdiblancos did not have it easy, especially because neither Loren nor Canales were fine against the rival goal and David Soria was superb in several interventions, saving a goal against Guardado and two called against Canales, including a penalty that stopped him eight minutes before the Borja did beat him in 84 ‘.

Everything could be on track before for Betis if after six minutes Loren does not miss a bad assignment from Cabaco and, after dribbling the goalkeeper David Soria, finishes off to the side of the net. The Marbella player put his hands to his head, since he has not scored for three and a half months and few such clear occasions have been presented to him like this. Moments after that play Fekir noticed discomfort in his thigh and it took little time to ask for the change, the Verdiblancos noticing his absence a lot, especially because Tello, his substitute, contributed very little in attack. Pellegrini ended up replacing him later (in 78 ‘) and the Catalan winger left very angry, presumably with himself.

Getafe, as in the last two games, did not finish once on goal in the entire first half and had serious difficulties to approach Joel Robles’ surroundings with a sense of danger, although the Betis were not excessively lucid up front and only returned to disturb on a distant fly from Guarded (13 ‘) that deflected to Guarded corner.

The second half was very similar, although with a more daring Getafe, until Panda came out and revolutionized the game with his penalties, the second scored by himself, which leaves Betis provisionally sixth.

[+] See the summary of the match:

1 Joel 13 David Soria 22 Emerson 2 D. Djené 23 A. Mandi 3 E. Cabaco 12 Sidnei 21 Sofian Chakla 33 J. Miranda 17 M. Olivera 18 A. Guarded 79’12 A. Nyom 81 ‘(7 Juanmi) (5 T. Kubo) 21 G. Rodriguez 20 N. Maksimović 88’24 A. Ruibal 63 ‘(10 E. Ünal) (17 Joaquín) 18 M. Arambarri 8 N. Fekir 13’15 M. Cucurella (11 C. Tello) 9 Ángel 67’10 S. Canales (11 C. Aleñá) 16 Loren Morón 63’23 Cucho 88 ‘(9 Borja Iglesias) (7 J. Mata)

Goals: (1-0) Borja Iglesias (84 ‘)

Cards: L E. Cabaco (38 ‘), M. Arambarri (45’), S. Canales (62 ‘), G. Rodriguez (66’), A. Guardado (70 ‘), Sofian Chakla (75’), A. Nyom (80 ‘), C. Aleñá (91’), W. Carvalho (92 ‘) L W. Carvalho (93’)

Referee: Estrada Fernández (C. Catalán)

Spectators: Behind closed doors at Benito Villamarín

THE BEST Borja Iglesias, decisive THE WORST Chakla’s bad night