Some changes are bland and other changes are transcendent. Among the seconds, there are for good and for bad; within this category, Quique Setién perpetrated when there was a quarter of an hour and the score was tied to one in the field of Real Sociedad. He removed Tello, by far the best of his team, to introduce Diego Lainez, an 18-year-old kid who, in effect, plays like a juvenile. What until then was an equal duel, was unbalanced … Lainez lost a ball, which ended, Oyarzabal through, become the decisive goal. Tenth and four points away from the European zone, the end of the season does not look good for Betis.
The first part of Betis was an extension of the pestiño of Vallecas. In spite of the many changes operated by Setién, the possession soccer that the Cantabrian advocates degenerated into a sojourn in inconsequential areas, without any danger for the Guipuzcoans. Only Tello, incisive on the left, put some pepper in a sosaina and unpalatable stew. To make matters worse, the first attacks of the Real Sociedad, which reached the danger zone above all through the percussions of Zaldua on the right, soon found the prize of the goal. Controversial corner forced by the lateral and defensive passivity before the game screens of the attackers, who freed Juanmi to finish off only in the penalty spot.
The half hour that remained until the break was a painful passing of time without another aspiration for the greens to go to the booth without receiving a second goal that would have been inhibitory. William José looked for him in a couple of shots that found a full response in stops Pau López. The short score always allows to tie in the famous "isolated play", which was what happened to Betis at the start of a second half that had started under identical premises. This time, however, the center of Tello found a partner, Canales, who pushed the network to set up a new game in which both contenders, aware that the draw was not worth them, took risks in pursuit of the victory.
Joaquín, after a good service from Jesé, missed a one-on-one with Rulli and quickly recovered because, in the subsequent counter-attack, he sprinted seventy meters to prevent Juanmi from shooting his goalkeeper, which William José could not do either with a free ball. on the edge of the small area. He could see the knockout hit coming on every approach and Oyarzabal scored it within the final ten minutes. Theo squeezed Lainez until he gave him a bad pass. The ball came to Juanmi, who detected his teammate's unmarked and served a pass on Feddal's head that was an irrevocable invitation to the goal. Although there was a little time, the spoon was delivered as Pau Lopez saw the ball pass under his body. Four points of the last twenty-two … a lot of cloth.
► Technical sheet
Real society (2): Rulli; Zaldua, Aritz, Llorente, Muñoz (Theo, min 76); Sangalli (Sandro, min 62), Zubeldia, Mikel Merino; Oyarzabal, Juanmi and William José (Barrenetxea, min 80).
Real Betis (1): Pau López; Mandi, Feddal, Sidnei; Barragán, Tello, Guardado, William Carvalho, Canales, (Lainez, min 76); Lo Celso (Joaquín, min 66) and Loren (Jesé, min 66).
Goals: 1-0, minute 17: Juanmi. 1-1, minute 56: Channels. 2-1, minute 83: Oyarzabal.
Referee: Medié Jiménez (Catalan Committee). He admonished Guardado, Lo Celso, Diego Llorente, Barragán and Zaldua.