MATCH REPORT | Important victory against Athletic (3-1)

Real Betis took the 3 points against a good opponent in a match that got back on track early with two early goals from Chimy Ávila and another from Yuri in his own goal after a shot by Willian José. Finally, at the end of the first half, Guruzeta closed the gap with a header coming off a corner.

In the second half, Real Betis maintained control of the match and had several chances to increase its lead and finally, it was Johnny Cardoso with a shot from the edge of the area who made the 3-1.

Real Betis Balompié: Rui Silva, Aitor Ruibal (Bellerín 72'), Pezzella, Chadi Riad, Sabaly, Altimira (William 46'), Johnny, Fornals, Chimmy Ávila (Rodri 50'), Fekir (Assane (85') and Willian José.

Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simón, De Marcos, Vivian, Paredes (Vesga 71'), Yuri (García de Albeniz 48'), Galarreta (Dani García 59'), Prados (Unai Gómez), N. Williams, O. Sancet ( I. Williams 46'), Berenguer, Guruzeta.

Referee: Cuadra Fernández. Yellow cards for local Chimy Ávila; and the visitors Berenguer, Vivian, Imanol and sent off Nico Williams for a double yellow.