June 16, 2021

Betis makes Elche wake up from his dream

The Betis he smiled again, after accumulating two consecutive defeats, and clearly surpassed this Sunday on the eighth day of The league Santander to Elche (3-1), a team that came to Benito Villamarín as one of the revelations so far in the tournament in the course of their return to the top flight, but this time they were almost always surpassed by the Sevillian team.

The Paraguayan Tonny Sanabria and Cristian Tello, this one on two occasions and also with the assistance in the first, they put a 3-0 at the beginning of the second half that was a high wall to overcome by the Elche team, who shortened distances half an hour from the end but that there he was faced with a much better opponent in all facets of the game and that even fell short on the scoreboard.

The Sevillian team came out eagerly, with the firm intention of regaining the path of victory after two consecutive defeats and also doing so against the rival who appeared in the Andalusian capital as one of the revelations so far in LaLiga, in which he counted his only two victories. displacements so far -in the fields of Éibar and Alavés-.

Those of the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, with the Brazilian Emerson Royal already on the right side After two days absent due to injury, it did not take long for Égar Badía to disturb the goal and if in the first it was not a goal, in the second, at seven minutes, Sanabria did see the door.

The play was started on the left by Álex Moreno, followed by Tello and culminated in the Sanabria area, who scored his first goal this season, and also the first from a Betis forward, and who also thanked his coach with the goal the confidence he has in him, since the Chilean has much more with him than with Borja Iglesias and Loren Morón.

The 1-0 so fast did not change at all during the game, with a local team turned on the visiting field and an Elche that did not know how to react to the push of the adversary and that was slow to approach the vicinity of the Chilean goal Claudio Bravo.

The logical thing was that the second goal for Betis would arrive and it arrived before the half hour of play was completed, in another good and fast triangulation that Tello transformed after a great control.

The Catalan winger thus got the third goal this season, the most effective in this chapter of his team, although Sanabria was close to joining the party shortly after if he is not prevented by the goal of the Elche team taking him a miraculous hand that avoided the 3-0.

The action of Égar Badía was also fundamental in a penalty with which the Argentine Jorge Almirón’s team was punished for a foul by his compatriot Iván Marcone on the French Nabil Fekir.

The French international himself launched the penalty and the goalkeeper guessed the trajectory and in two halves he avoided a 3-0 that would have practically closed the game in the first half, which did seem when, eleven minutes after the restart, Tello scored his second goal, the fourth in this season and Betis third in the match.

What seemed definitive for the Seville team was somewhat mitigated shortly after for the interests of Elche, at game time, when José Antonio Fernández ‘Josan’ managed to beat Claudio Bravo with a precise shot.

There was half an hour of play left and Jorge Almirón took out the Congolese Omenuke Mfulu, the Argentine Emiliano Rigoni and the veteran Juan Francisco Martínez ‘Nino’, who was close to putting in the 85th minute a 3-2 that would have left a lot of uncertainty, but Betis never broke down and had no problems to score the three points.

– Data sheet:

3 – Betis: Claudio Bravo; Emerson, Mandi, Bartra (Víctor Ruiz, m.75), Álex Moreno; Fekir (Lainez, m.81), Guido Rodríguez, Canales; Joaquín (Willian Carvalho, m.64), Sanabria and Tello.

1 – Elche: Edgar Badía; Barragán, Gonzalo Verdú, Josema, Sánchez Miño (Cifu, m.46); Josan (Rigoni, m.74), Marcone (Mfulu, m.74), Raúl Guti (Víctor Rodríguez, m.81), Fidel; Pere Milla and Lucas Boyé (Nino, m.74).

Goals: 1-0, M.07: Sanabria. 2-0, M.28: Tello. 3-0, M.56: Tello. 3-1, M.60: Josan.

Referee: David Medié Jiménez (Catalan Committee). He admonished the visitor Sánchez Miño (m.41) and the locals Fekir (m.56) and Sanabria (m.64).

Incidents: Match of the eighth day of LaLiga Santander played at the Benito Villamarín stadium, which was not attended by spectators due to health protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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