MATCH REPORT | An insufficient point (1-1)

Aitor Ruibal scored for the team

Real Betis left two points behind in the match at Real Valladolid. The Green and White team played an irregular game in which they took the lead early in the second half. The team had several chances to double the difference in the score but missed many chances. To make matters worse, Real Valladolid tied the game. Betis tried to score until the end, but was unable to do it so.

Betis started well in the game, with two good chances from Ruibal and Canales. However, Valladolid started to improved and scored, but the goal was disallowed by the VAR for offside. From that moment, the home side was better for a good part of the first half. Near the end, Iglesias scored, but the goal was also disallowed.

The second half began really well for Betis, as Ruibal only took three minutes to give the team the lead. After the goal, the team had the best moments of the game with several chances to score a second goal. However, it was Valladolid who scored. Betis tried until the end, but returns home with one point that tastes quite bitter.

Real Valladolid CF: Roberto, Luis Pérez (Janko 53'), El Yamiq, Joaquín (San Emeterio 53'), Javi Sánchez (Olivas 53'), Olaza, Míchel (Jota 53'), Roque Mesa, Orellana (Marcos André 70'), Plano, Weissman.
Goals: Weissman (68').
Booked: Sánchez (40'), Janko (87').

Real Betis Balompié: Bravo, Emerson, Mandi, Víctor Ruiz, Miranda, Guido Rodríguez, Guardado (Joaquín 70'), Canales, Aitor Ruibal (Tello 78'), Fekir y Borja Iglesias (Loren 83').
Goals: Ruibal (48').
Booked: Ruiz (18'), Guardado (40'), Mandi (90'), Fekir (91').

Referee: Valentín Pizarro Gómez.

Pellegrini: "We should have closed the game"

Once the game was finished, Manuel Pellegrini addressed the media. "The only thing we can reproach ourselves is to not finish the three or four really clear chances we had with 1-0. We could have closed the game but we weren't accurate enough to score a second goal. Then we paid it with a few chances Valladolid had. It is more or less the same that happened to us in previous games, finish the chances we create. Especially when we were 1-0 in the score, we should have closed the game", he stated.