MATCH REPORT | Three golden points (1-2)

Joaquín, from the spot, and Fekir scored the goals

Real Betis Balompié got a great victory today at Mallorca. The team did a great first half that was enough to get the three points, thanks to the goals scored by Joaquín and Fekir. In the second half, the home side cut the lead, also with a penalty.

Betis began well in the match, pressing really high and making Mallorca's defence struggle. As a result of that pressure, Fekir was tackled down inside the area and the referee did not hesitate. Joaquín took the ball and sent the keeper the wrong way to take advantage in the score.

The home side tried to push a bit more after the goal and had a first chance through Kubo, but Robles made a good save. Joaquín had a chance immediately after but a defender cleared the ball over the goal line. Robles appeared a few minutes later to deny Mallorca the tie with a good save to a shot from Febas.

Just after the first half an hour, Betis doubled the lead. Fekir made a good run and shot from distance to put the ball in the bottom left corner. A great strike by the Frenchman.

The second half went underway and it was evident that the home team wanted to attack more. They had a first warning through Febas, whose shot went over the bar. Then, in the 55th minute, Guardado fouled a defender inside the box and the referee whistled for penalty. Lago Junior did not miss. Two minutes later, Fekir almost scored his second, but Reina made a good save. The rebound was for Canales, but a defender cleared his finishing just over the line.

Robles again saved the team in yet another great save. In the following play, Feddal blocked a shot from close range to deny the tie for Mallorca. Betis also had options, scpecially in counterattacks. Canales almost made it, but he missed by millimeters.

Mallorca had their best in the entire game in the clearest of them all, but again Robles intervened fantastically.

RCD Mallorca: Reina, Fran Gámez, Valjent, Raíllo, Lumor, Baba (Lago Junior 46'), Febas, Salva Sevilla, Dani Rodríguez (Chavarría 76'), Kubo, Budimir (Prats 68').
Goals: Joaquín, pen (6'), Fekir (33').
Booked: Guardado (26'), Emerson (45'), Loren (52'), Mandi (66').

Real Betis Balompié: Joel Robles, Emerson, Mandi, Bartra, Feddal, Pedraza, Guardado, Canales, Joaquín (Kaptoum 79'), Fekir (Lainez 84'), Loren (Borja Iglesias 68').
Goals: Lago Junior, pen (55').
Booked: Lumor (45', 91'), Kubo (46').
Sent off: Lumor (91').

Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera.