MATCH REPORT | Stalemate in Elche (1-1)

Borja Iglesias scored from the penalty spot the goal of the team

Real Betis took one point today from Martínez Valero Stadium after drawing with Elche CF. The team started well in the game and took the lead early with a penalty scored by Borja Iglesias. However, the striker had to leave the game injured a few minutes later. The home side then took a step forward and was better for the final fifteen minutes of the first half, when they scored through Milla.

In the second half, the Green and White team tried and had chances to take the three points but could not score a second goal.

Elche CF: Badía, Palacios, Dani Calvo, Gonzalo Verdú, Mojica, Marcone, Raúl Guti, Fidel, Pere Milla (Rigoni 80'), Morente (Víctor Rodríguez 71'), Carrillo.
Goals: Milla (35').
Booked: Guti (72').

Real Betis Balompié:  Bravo, Emerson, Mandi, Víctor Ruiz, Álex Moreno, Guido Rodríguez, William (Loren 46'), Aitor Ruibal (Joaquín 71'), Canales, Fekir, Borja Iglesias (Juanmi 27').
Goals: Borja Iglesias, pen. (13').
Booked: William (19'), Ruiz (46'), Ruibal (66'), Guido Rodríguez (91').

Referee: Adrián Cordero Vega.

Pellegrini: "We are still in the fight"

Once the game against Elche CF was finished, Manuel Pellegrini addressed the media in a press conference: "We are still in the fight with other teams. We are in the fifth place waiting for the game Real Sociedad has on Wednesday. We all want to win all the games, home and away, but winning here is not easy. If you can't get the three points, at least is important to get one. Every point is going to count in the end."