MATCH REPORT | To the next round! (0-0; 3-2 agg)

Real Betis suffered but qualified to the last 16

Real Betis Balompié qualified tonight to the Last 16 of the UEFA Europa League after drawing against FC Zenit. The team made the result obtained in Saint Petersburg prevail and won the round.

The first half began with the away team pushing hard from the start. Betis were trying to find their game, but were struggling to thread plays. During the first 45 minutes, the pace was interrupted constantly, with both sides playing with intensity. However, none of the teams created clear chances.

The beginning of the second half was quite frantic. Just after the start, Zenit scored, but the play was disallowed for a clear offside. Two minutes later a header from Guido hit the post. These two plays spurred the Green and Whites forward, enclosing the opposition in their box for several minutes.

The team lost its attacking edge and the forces levelled up again on the pitch. In the final minutes, Zenit pushed again. In fact, in the injury time, they scored, but the goal was disallowed for a previous foul on Guido Rodríguez that the VAR had to check.

Real Betis: Rui Silva, Bellerín, Pezzella, Edgar, Álex Moreno, Guido Rodríguez, Guardado (Tello 90'), Canales (William Carvalho 70'), Aitor Ruibal, Fekir (Joaquín 83'), Willian José (Borja Iglesias 83').
Booked: Guido Rodríguez.

FC Zenit: Odoevski, Sutormin (Mostovoy 86'), Barrios, Chistiakov, Santos, Wendel, Claudinho, Krugovoi, Malcom, Yuri Alberto (Erokhin 83'), Dzyuba (Sergeev 64').
Booked: Krugovoi, Barrios, Erokhin.

Referee: Halil Umut Melere, Turkey.