A goal from Argentine Guido Rodríguez, when entering the final stretch of the match, gave victory to the Betis (1-0) and with her recover positions in the table and even surpass his rival, a Cadiz who worked well with the initial draw but did not react afterwards, increasing his doubts with three consecutive defeats.
After a first part in which Cádiz controlled and he enjoyed the best chance of that period, with a shot to the crossbar by Salvi Sánchez, in the second the Sevillian formation took the initiative of the game.
The Mexican Diego Lainez, who had left for Aitor Ruibal, was the one who served a ball to Guido Rodríguez so that he made it 1-0, his first goal of the season in the League, with a cross shot that the goalkeeper could not respond to. Argentine Jeremías Ledesma after 71 minutes of play, without the reaction of Cádiz having the necessary power to, at least, recover a point.
They faced both teams the game with the intention of enjoying the few days off They will have a good taste in their mouths this Christmas season after their respective defeats the previous day and also the bad feelings they offered.
He Betis went out with many forced absences due to injury, like those of the Chilean goal Claudio Bravo, the central Marc Bartra or the midfielders Sergio Canales and the Portuguese William Carvalho, in addition to the Brazilian full-back Emerson Royal, who was sanctioned.
Yes, the Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini could count on the medium Guido Rodríguez at the last minute, from whom the Competition Committee withdrew a yellow card and with it the sanction for accumulating cautions.
Guido and the Mexican Andrés Guardado, who returned to the team after being dropped in Pomegranate Due to an upset stomach, they sought balance in the center of the field in Pellegrini’s intention to dominate that plot as a basis so that they do not create danger.
Given this, Cádiz coach Álvaro Cervera made changes to his starting team for, as he recognized in the previous one, to put in fresher players that would give a new dynamic to the team, but, in any case, with El Hierro defensive system that gives such good statistics outside the Ramón de Carranza stadium, a condition in which always looking for kickbacks to score points.
The yellow team was close to achieving the goal early, when in a counterattack at eighteen minutes a shot by captain Salvi Sánchez found the crossbar of a goal Joel Robles already beaten.
The visitors handled the situation well with the advance towards rest against a local team that had more the ball but did not find the connection between their midfield and the most advanced men, which kept the attempts against their opponents.
The second half started the same, with the Sevillian team taking the initiative to play and control the ball and the Cadiz tightly closed, but soon Cervera gave entry to Honduran striker Anthony ‘Choco’ Lozano, by Serbian Filip Malbasic, to give him more speed to his attack.
He Betis put some speed in their actionsHe also looked for bands and found the French Nabil Fekir more active, who counted on the Mexican Diego Lainez in the creative zone.
Fekir and Lainez were protagonists in the play that Guido Rodríguez culminated with a crossed shot at 71 minutes of play and that ultimately led to the local victory.
Cervera, who had already made four changes and exhausted his substitution windows, faced the final stretch of the match with the adverse scoreboard and was more impetuous before the Betic goal, before which Choco Lozano and Álvaro Negredo appeared with good options, but not enough to score.
1 – Betis: Joel Robles; Montoya, Mandi, Víctor Ruiz, Miranda; Guido Rodríguez, Guarded; Aitor Ruibal (Lainez, m.64), Fekir, Joaquín (Tello, m.75); and Sanabria (Loren, m.84).
0 – Cádiz: Ledesma; Iza, Cala, Mauro, Espino; Salvi Sánchez (Jairo, m.67), Jonsson, Fali (Garrido, m.67), Perea (Alex Fernández, m.65); Negredo and Malbasic (‘Choco’ Lozano, m.52).
Goal: 1-0, M.71: Guido Rodríguez.
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Valencian Committee). He admonished the visitor Malbasic (m.37) and the local Sanabria (m.58).
Incidents: Match of the fifteenth day of The league Santander played at the Benito Villamarín stadium. No audience. A minute’s silence was observed in memory of Francisco Domínguez, Betis goalkeeper from 1956 to 1961, and the recently deceased Genuine team captain, David García Sierra.