Celta suffer at the hands of Real Betis as home team is triumphant

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Technical card:
Real Betis: Joel Robles, Emerson, Aissa Mandi, Victor Ruiz, Juan Miranda, Diego Lainez (Alex Moreno, min.82), Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales, Guido Rodriguez (Andres Guardado, min.68), Aitor Ruibal (Rodri, min.31) and Loren Moron (Borja Iglesias, min.82)
Celta: Ruben Blanco, Hugo Mallo, Nestor Araujo, Jeison Murillo (Joseph Aidoo, min.56), Aaron Martin, Brais Mendez, Renato Tapia, Denis Suarez, Nolito (Fran Beltran, min.76), Emre Mor (Miguel Baeza, min.75) and Santi Mina
Stadium: Benito Villamarin
Goals: Santi Mina (0-1, min. 15), Sergio Canales (1-1, min. 25) and Sergio Canales (2-1, min. 44)

Betis eased past Celta in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday at Benito Villamarin. Real Betis were looking to continue their run, following a 2-0 victory against Huesca. Celta were beaten 4-0 in the previous match against Villarreal. After today’s result, Real Betis are in 8th place, with 26 points from 19 matches, while Celta sit in 11th, with 23 points from 19.

Celta started strongly in the first half, beginning with a goal from Santi Mina in the 15th minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a goal from Sergio Canales, 25 minutes in brought Real Betis level. Later, Real Betis took the lead with a goal form a new goal from Sergio Canales, scoring his second goal in the 44th minute just before half-time, finalising the first half with a 2-1. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 2-1.

For Betis, Rodri, Andres Guardado, Borja Iglesias and Alex Moreno came on for Jeison Murillo, Emre Mor and Nolito, while Celta brought on Joseph Aidoo, Miguel Baeza and Fran Beltran to replace Jeison Murillo, Emre Mor and Nolito.

There were bookings for Victor Ruiz and Joel Robles from Betis and Aaron Martin, Denis Suarez and Renato Tapia for Celta.

Real Betis will next travel to Real Sociedad, while Celta will face Eibar at home.

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