Real Betis move to European spot with third win in a row

16 December 2018 20:55 GMT

Giovani Lo Celso missed penalty didn’t stop Real Betis getting all three points with a come back 3-1 win at Espanyol in La Liga to move fifth in the table.

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Lo Celso had a chance to open the scoring after Roberto Rosales conceded a penalty but was denied by Espanyol keeper Diego Lopez and were punished by Leo Baptistao assist for Sergio Garcia eight minutes later but Celso slid in to turn Sergio Canales cross in before the break.

Cristian Tello 86th minute scored as he unleashes a dipping rocket of a shot from a long-range free-kick and Oscar Duarte turned the ball into his own net Antonio Sanabria from a counter-attack in stoppage time.

Quique Setién, Head coach of Betis:

“We made one of the most complete games of the season because Espanyol was apparently not well, but it has compromised us a lot, we had to demand the maximum and be at a very high level to take this game forward. ball”. He told Dario de Seville

“We have had more possession, I do not know if we have thrown more times on goal, we have had more arrivals and we have tightened very well, we have also overcome a point of aggressiveness at the beginning of the game where we have made many fouls. it is a very meritorious victory because of the difficulties we have encountered throughout the game. ”

“We made a game to push them from the top, we have committed them a lot since the start, they have not been free and calm enough to manage the ball more, we have recovered it many times, we have forced them to play more We have risked back and we have had some maladjustment that we assume”.


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