The Valladolid plunged Betis into confusion. The Castilians achieved a great victory and maintained their good run. They also provoked the first serious problem to the set of Setien. And by the way, in his style. And is that Valladolid was enough to be ordered in defense and play with a huge intensity to dismay a team that needs to reflect. Lost in his eternal touch, lost in a labyrinth of passes, the Betis was so predictable that it eventually bored his people, creating doubts about his philosophy. Valladolid was an insurmountable wall for a team without spark or magic, to which the dominator costume came too big. With a pretentious and slow soccer, it did not create danger, showing an important lack of goal, falling again and again in the traps of the soccer of a Valladolid that took the triumph with a very basic system. His tricks in the second half losing time, for example, were the most striking, but also valid in this competitive football. Thus the things, the Valladolid added its fourth consecutive triumph to sleep in Europe. Take away the dance while Betis wonders how such a beautiful proposal is so inconsequential. Setién and his troop must go through the divan. The exercise of resistance of Valladolid was commendable, setting a superb party in defense and locking a Betis of much bigger budget and presumed more quality.
Sale Giovani Lo Celso
Sergio León leaves
Out Borja Fernández
Sale Miguel De La Fuente
Fast, energetic and well placed, Valladolid showed in Benito Villamarín why he is making such a great season. The order and vitality of Sergio's team dominated much of a match that Betis did not give the necessary intensity and verticality. As the days pass, the teams are taking the trick to the good team of Setién, who played against Valladolid without Guardado and Joaquín, his two most decisive players. The game of possession of Betis faces good approaches, complicated to overcome, especially when the players destined to give the last pass or overcome a line are very unfortunate. In a very flat first time, neither Boudebouz nor Inui, too much of a failure, were able to give Betis what it needed. Nor William Carvalho, who moves through the field with a slightly suspicious trot.
In this league so matched, nothing had happened at Villamarín. Valladolid defended with order and Betis played and played without the slightest intention of harming his rival. Then it happened what every technician fears. A counterattack book, a fantastic action of Toni in his pass to Antoñito and goal of Valladolid in his first shot on goal, with Pau sung included. In three precise touches and after a robbery in own field, the Spaniards gave a lesson to him of stuck to the Betis, with many defects at the time of being thriving, without capacity of auction. On the edge of the break, in addition, the bad news accumulated for Setién's: Javi García's injury and anger from the stands, with a loud whistle to the players when they left the field. There were reasons for the anger. Betis had not thrown to door with danger. The Valladolid presented an impressive efficiency and had the game of face before the impotent game of its rival.
Improved Betis in the second half. However, it costs a world to be vertical. With only five goals, it is the team with the least scorer of Primera, and it was well noticed in a second time where he was planted again and again at the edge of the Valladolid area. Everything died in that area, with a symphony of bad decisions that hampered him, since Valladolid did not even suffer. It is true that the Sergio did not reach the rival area, but they did a great defensive job to disrupt a Betis who must find solutions to his tremendous lack of goal. This time, unlike other matches, he did not even have scoring chances. Solo Boudebouz disturbed in a free kick, very little in attack to surprise this good Valladolid and in this league so exciting and equal.