Joaquín, en un momento del partido.

MATCH REPORT | Late reaction (1-2)

Joaquín scored the team’s goal

Real Betis Balompié lost today three important points against Getafe CF. The team started well but broke down after the first goal from the visitors. The rest of the first half was quite disappointing and Mata doubled the lead just before half time. The Green and Whites improved in the second half and scored fifteen minutes before the end but could not finish the comeback.

The first approach on goal came after just two minutes with a good cross from Guardado that Cabrera headed wide when Loren was about to score. Betis were trying the high pressing man-to-man that Getafe were displaying, sending long balls to the wings.

Sergio León tried with a shot from outside the box that went over the bar. The first fifteen minutes were of total control for Betis. However, Getafe scored in their first occasion. A corner kick delivered by Portillo to the far post where Cabrera headed the ball past Pau López. The goal fell hard on the team and Getafe gained control. Molina, in good position, shot but his effort did not create problems to Pau.

The team was not able to get back on their feet. Mandi denied Molina the second for the away team. Getafe were now attacking at ease. In this way, Mata found himself alone of Pau López and did not miss with a good finishing.

Setién made two changes at half time, seeing that the team was not finding their ways. The first so far in the match in the team came after three minutes, when Loren received a god pass that left him alone, but he sent his shot straight into Soria. Even better was the next occasion for Lo Celso, but his soft effort was deflected by the keeper.

A long-range effort from Canales was the next opportunity but the midfielder missed the target. Finally, fifteen minutes before the end, the team managed to score. A great personal play from Carvalho, who gave a pass to Joaquín in the precise moment. The captain produced a great shot to the top-left corner. Getafe were now trying to lower the pace that Betis were trying to impose.

Time was running out and Betis kept trying, but Getafe were defending strong. The team could not create good chances in the final moments and lost three great points.

Real Betis Balompié: Pau López, Barragán (Joaquín 46'), Mandi, Bartra, Feddal, Guardado (Tello 66'), Carvalho, Canales, Lo Celso, Sergio León (Jesé 46'), Loren.
Goals: Joaquín (74').
Booked: Joaquín (85').

Getafe CF: Soria, Damián, Djené, Cabrera, Olivera, Foulquier, Arambarri (Flamini 62'), Maksimovic, Portillo (Cristóforo 75'), Molina (Ángel 84'), Mata.
Goals: Cabrera (20'), Mata (43').
Booked: Arambarri (12'), Mata (51').

Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera.