Villarreal 1-2 Real Betis – Villarreal succumb to Real Betis with 2-1 defeat

Manuel Pellegrini leads his team to victory, away to Villarreal on Sunday
Technical card:
Villarreal: Joel Robles, Emerson, Victor Ruiz, Aissa Mandi, Juan Miranda, Aitor Ruibal, Andres Guardado, Nabil Fekir, Guido Rodriguez, Sergio Canales and Loren Moron
Real Betis: Sergio Asenjo, Ruben Pena, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza, Juan Foyth, Dani Parejo, Alex Baena, Gerard Moreno, Paco Alcacer and Moi Gomez
Stadium: the Estadio El Madrigal
Goals: Nabil Fekir (0-1, min. 45), Emerson (0-2, min. 52) and Gerard Moreno (1-2, min. 65)

Betis enjoyed a mesmerising away victory against Villarreal at the Estadio El Madrigal on Sunday. Villarreal arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a 2-2 draw against Elche. Real Betis, on the other hand, were beaten 3-2 in the previous match against Barcelona. As it stands, Villarreal and Real Betis currently occupy 6th and 7th spots in the table, with 36 points and 33 points respectively after 23 matches.

Real Betis started strong and were rewarded, following Nabil Fekir opening the scoring just before half-time, to take a 1-0 lead into half time.

Real Betis started the second half on an intensified spirit, beginning with Emerson opening the scoring in the 52nd minute. Villarreal pull-back thanks to a goal from Gerard Moreno, 65 minutes in to establish the 2-1. The game ended with a 2-1 victory for Real Betis.

For Villarreal Pervis Estupinan, Daniel Raba, Carlos Bacca, Jaume Costa and Fer Nino came on for Alfonso Pedraza, Alex Baena, Paco Alcacer, Moi Gomez and Juan Foyth, while Betis brought on Sidnei, Martin Montoya and William Carvalho to replace Victor Ruiz, Aitor Ruibal and Loren Moron.

There were bookings for Dani Parejo, Juan Foyth and Ruben Pena from Villarreal and Emerson and Juan Miranda for Betis.

Villarreal will next travel to Athletic Club, while Real Betis will face Getafe at home.

 

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