Real Betis 1-1 Roma: Roma stifled by the Green-and-Whites

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On Thursday, Betis and Roma played out a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. Betis were looking to continue their good run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Roma away (2-1), the other to Razgrad Ludogorets at home (3-2). Roma had lost their previous match against Real Betis. Betis and Roma currently occupy 1st and 2nd spots in the table, with 10 points and 4 points respectively after 4 matches.

The Green-and-Whites started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Sergio Canales found the net in the 34th minute, ending the first half 1-0.

Roma fought back, when Andrea Belotti found the net, 53 minutes in, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Betis included Luiz Henrique, Borja Iglesias, William Carvalho, Guido Rodriguez and Alex Moreno for Joaquin, Willian Jose, Andres Guardado, Sergio Canales and Juan Miranda, respectively. Roma brought on Mady Camara, Matias Vina, Edoardo Bove and Stephan El Shaarawy, to replace Nemanja Matic, Leonardo Spinazzola, Andrea Belotti and Lorenzo Pellegrini.

There were bookings for Andres Guardado, Joaquin, Juan Miranda and Rodri from Betis, and Nemanja Matic, Gianluca Mancini and Mady Camara, for Roma.

Roma and Betis will next play away to Helsinki and Razgrad Ludogorets respectively.

Technical card:
Real Betis:Claudio Bravo, Aitor Ruibal, German Pezzella, Luiz Felipe, Juan Miranda (Alex Moreno, min.87), Rodri, Paul Akouokou, Sergio Canales (Guido Rodriguez, min.80), Andres Guardado (William Carvalho, min.80), Joaquin (Luiz Henrique, min.69) and Willian Jose (Borja Iglesias, min.70)
Roma:Rui Patricio, Nicola Zalewski, Chris Smalling, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Leonardo Spinazzola (Matias Vina, min.72), Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini (Stephan El Shaarawy, min.88), Nemanja Matic (Mady Camara, min.46), Andrea Belotti (Edoardo Bove, min.76) and Tammy Abraham
Stadium:the Estadio Benito Villamarin
Goals:Sergio Canales (1-0, min. 34) and Andrea Belotti (1-1, min. 53)