Real Betis earn hard-fought win over Huesca

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Technical card:
Huesca: Alvaro Fernandez, Pedro Lopez (Borja Garcia, min.52), Pablo Insua, Dimitrios Siovas, Javi Galan, David Ferreiro (Jorge Pulido, min.52), Pedro Mosquera (Shinji Okazaki, min.79), Mikel Rico (Jaime Seoane, min.72), Javier Ontiveros, Rafa Mir and Sandro Ramirez (Sergio Gomez, min.72)
Real Betis: Claudio Bravo, Emerson, Victor Ruiz, Aissa Mandi, Juan Miranda, Diego Lainez (Juanmi, min.79), Paul Akouokou, Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales (Sidnei, min.83), Aitor Ruibal (Rodri, min.79) and Loren Moron (Antonio Sanabria, min.69)
Stadium: El Alcoraz
Goals: Aissa Mandi (0-1, min. 78) and Antonio Sanabria (0-2, min. 90)

Huesca were defeated at home by Betis at El Alcoraz on Monday. Huesca were looking to get back winning ways after losing their last game 0-1 to Barcelona. Real Betis, on the other hand, had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Sevilla. As the table looks today, Huesca are in 20th place, with 12 points from 18 matches, while Real Betis sit in 9th, with 23 points from 18.

After a goalless first half, Real Betis continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with a goal from Aissa Mandi in the 78th minute. Later, Real Betis scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Antonio Sanabria in the 90th minute just before the final whistle. They managed to see the game out with a clean sheet and a final score of 0-2.

For Huesca, Jorge Pulido, Borja Garcia, Jaime Seoane, Sergio Gomez and Shinji Okazaki came on for Loren Moron, Diego Lainez, Aitor Ruibal and Sergio Canales, while Betis replaced Antonio Sanabria, Juanmi, Rodri and Sidnei with Loren Moron, Diego Lainez, Aitor Ruibal and Sergio Canales.

The referee booked Javier Ontiveros and Pablo Insua from Huesca. Real Betis had the worst of it though, with Paul Akouokou seeing yellow, and Paul Akouokou (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Huesca will next travel to Getafe, while Real Betis will face Celta at home.

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