Real Betis overtook Villarreal to enter the Europa League zone after winning 2-1 against Granada in Week 35 of the Spanish League match at the Benito Villamarin Stadium, Tuesday morning WIB.
Manuel Pelligrini’s team made such a big move thanks to two goals, both of which were scored by Borja Iglesias.
Iglesias put Real Betis 1-0 up before the break in the 39th minute after continuing to assist Aitor Ruibal.
The visitors leveled in the 66th after Darwin Machis took advantage of a Betis defensive blunder which he ended with a shot that Claudio Bravo couldn’t stop into the Betis goal.
Three minutes before normal time finished, Iglesias struck again to end the game with a victory for Betis after a sweet partnership with partner Aitor Ruibal Garcia.
This victory puts Betis two points clear of seventh-placed Villarreal, with three games remaining.
On the other hand, the defeat made Granada fail to overtake Celta Vigo and Athletic Bilbao and dashed dreams of entering the Europa League again after this season was stopped by Manchester United in the quarter-finals.
Real Betis vs Granada: Beat El Grana 2-1, Verdiblancos guarding European ticket
The result for Real Betis vs Granada ended 2-1 for Verdiblancos’ victory in the Spanish La Liga. Real Betis will host Granada at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, Tuesday (11/5) at 02.00 WIB.
Real Betis’s winning streak from Granada was thanks to a double from Borja Iglesias for Verdiblancos. Meanwhile, El Grana was able to retaliate through the action of Darwin Machis.
The results of Real Betis vs Granada put the Verdiblancos squad perched in 6th place with 54 points in the La Liga standings.
Meanwhile, El Grana had to settle for mid-table in 10th position with 45 points to be exact, quoted from Eurosport.
In the first half between Real Betis vs Granada, Ángel Montoro threatens with a shot from the field. Luckily for the host, the ball was wide of the Verdiblancos goal.
William Carvalho of Real Betis almost found Granada’s goal in the 11th minute. Unfortunately, the ball can still be blocked properly by El Grana’s backline.
Fede Vico threatens the Real Betis goal in the 14th minute, but the ball is still saved by the Verdiblancos keeper.
Luis Suárez also threatened the Real Betis defense with an accurate shot. But the ball can still be pushed over by goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, reported by ESPN.
Real Betis only opened the scoring through the action of Borja Iglesias in the 39th minute. Aitor Ruibal delivered well to convert the goal against El Grana. The score changed to 0-1 for the advantage of Verdiblancos.
The first half of Real Betis vs Granada in La Liga ended with the score of 0-1 for Verdiblancos’ lead.
In the second half of Real Betis vs Granada, Antonio Puertas made the first chance for Verdiblancos. Luckily the Granada goalkeeper was able to ward off the ball.
Darwin Machís was able to equalize in the 66th minute. Machis individual action was able to outwit the Verdiblancos defender. The score changed to 1-1 for Real Betis vs Granada.
Granada’s Dimitri Foulquier almost scores with his accurate shot. Goalkeeper Bravo was still able to save the Real Betis goal.
Real Betis’ attacking effort in the last minute paid off to break into El Grana’s goal again. Borja Iglesias doubled Real Betis’ lead in the 86th minute. The score changed to 2-1 for the advantage of Verdiblancos.
Until the long whistle sounded, the El Grana squad was unable to equalize the score. The final result for Real Betis vs Granada ended 2-1 for Verdiblancos.
The line-ups for Real Betis v Granada
Real Betis XI (4-2-3-1):