The Leganés continued to treasure points and confidence with a meritorious victory against Betis after a match marked by the success and attitude of striker Youssef En-Nesyri (3-0).
They did not visit the Andalusian auspicious territory because they had only won once there in their five visits, none of them in Butarque since his victory took place before the rival was changed to his current stadium. It was not a good place for the technician either Quique Setién, who in seven home duels against the host had only taken the three points once.
The clash also faced the stimulated premises. For his important victory against Rayo Vallecano in the previous day and for everything that resulted from the clash in the first round against the Betis. That day they lost in the last moments but beyond that, they were questioned by the approach after the opponent dominated the possession very clearly.
This time Mauricio Pellegrino opted to give continuity and staged the same eleven as in Vallecas with a single forced modification. The red-card expulsion of Allan Nyom left Unai Bustinza, Rodrigo Tarín and Juanfran Moreno as contenders in the right lane. The last of them was chosen, his natural substitute.
On the opposite side, the canary Jesé Rodríguez made his debut as the starter while the axis of the rear was composed on this occasion by Sidnei, Javi García and Zouhair Feddal in the absence of the central Aissa Mandi.
The Moroccan defender had to deal with his countryman in Youssef En-Nesyri and became the main exponent of a team surpassed since the opening whistle, which in less than a minute had already been able to fit when the North African striker fired off after a pass kilometer of Dimitrios Siovas.
It was the first warning of one of the most fit men of the competition, author of four goals in the four previous duels. All of them also important, because they had served their own to add seven points. The data would be anecdotal ninety minutes later.
Inspired and motivated En-Nesyri appeared with more or less prominence in each offensive action, eroding the rear with its power and its delivery. In this way he returned to approach the hit with a powerful cross impact that caressed the stick, by a shot stopped by Pau and through a header that was lost deviated. Too much will for fate not to reward him with good news.
They arrived in the twenty-second minute when they only received a corner kick inside the area. Controlled, hit and finished the ball in the net after touching Barragán. He celebrated with the anger of the one who sees his work rewarded.
While Betis played a lot and squeezed little. Only Jesé disturbed Cuéllar with a shot after overflow that secured the goalkeeper. Too little baggage to stop the illusions of a very grown Leganés.
Since the people of Madrid did not feel vulnerable, they continued with their idea of the attack without truce. And it was worth to them to increase the rent when Óscar Rodríguez dodged an entrance in the left side and gave it with precision to the interior of the area. That's where En-Nesyri did not appear, getting ahead of Francis and embedding it in the mesh. There would still be one more opportunity before the break, a high blow from Bustinza.
Betis came out of the locker room with Lainez instead of Feddal. But the attitude was the same. Unable to plug the wound, the Blue and Whites continued to put their finger in it through chain-linked approaches that only lacked marksmanship.
Braithwaite, willful from start to finish, was present on the offensive front. And while he could not round up his performance with the goal, he did his part so that En-Nesyri made the third with a millimeter assistance in depth for the onslaught of 'twenty-six', who faced Pau and shot without mercy.
Sentenced the contest, Javi Garci'a put the ugly detail with a templatezo on Bustinza that cost the red cardboard him direct and the public dismissed with a sonorous ovation to the hero of the morning, In-Nesyri, when this one was replaced by Saints.
It was confirmed that LaLiga Santander is crazy and the clearest example is the Leganés. The Blue and Whites started their week on Monday equalized with the team that closed the relegation and finished on Sunday, with several games of the day to be played, three of Europe. A lot of it has to do with En-Nesyri, a serious candidate for the revelation player of the season.
– Data sheet:
3 – Leganés: Cuellar; Juanfran (Diego Reyes, min.76), Bustinza, Omeruo, Siovas, Jonathan Silva; Recio, Vesga (Rubén Pérez, min.71), Óscar Rodríguez; En-Nesyri (Santos, min.82) and Braithwaite.
0 – Betis: Pau López; Barragán, Sidnei, Javi García, Feddal (Lainez, min.46), Francis; William Carvalho, Kaptoum, Lo Celso (Saved, min.69); Sergio León and Jesé (Loren, min.69).
Goals: 1-0, min.22: En-Nesyri. 2-0, min.35: En-Nesyri. 3-0, min.66: En-Nesyri.
Referee: Alberola Rojas (Castilian-Manchego committee). He showed yellow cards to Vesga (min.26), Barragán (min.27), Juanfran (min.53) and Recio (min.75). Expelled by direct red to Javi García (min.80)