Betis 3-0 Elche: Ilicitano sunk by impressive Betis performance

Betis vs Elche
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Elche lost their first match in the new LaLiga campaign against Real Betis. Today’s result, Betis are in 2nd place, with 3 points from 1 match, while Elche sit in 20th, with 0 points from 1.

The Green-and-Whites started strongly in the first half, when Borja Iglesias opened the rout, 28 minutes in. Betis then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Juanmi at the 39 minute mark, finishing the first half 2-0.

Betis continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Juanmi found the net again in the 60th minute. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 3-0 to Betis.

Substitutions for Betis included Rober, Francisco Rojano, Loren Moron, Paul Akouokou and Juan Miranda for Nabil Fekir, Aitor Ruibal, Borja Iglesias, Guido Rodriguez and Rodri, repectively. Elche brought on Tete Morente, Diego Gonzalez, Ezequiel Ponce, Josan and Alejandro Alfaro, to replace Fidel, Enzo Roco, Roger Marti, Pere Milla and Gerard Gumbau.

The referee booked Nabil Fekir, Aitor Ruibal and Juanmi from Betis. Elche had the worst of it though, with Pere Milla, Gerard Gumbau, Fidel, Roger Marti, Josan and Johan Mojica seeing yellow, and John Nwankwo Donald then sent off with a red.

In the second round of action in the LaLiga Betis will travel to play Mallorca and Elche will play Almería at home.

Technical card:
Real Betis:Rui Silva, Aitor Ruibal (Francisco Rojano, min.78), German Pezzella, Edgar Gonzalez, Alex Moreno, Rodri (Juan Miranda, min.87), Nabil Fekir (Rober, min.64), William Carvalho, Guido Rodriguez (Paul Akouokou, min.87), Juanmi and Borja Iglesias (Loren Moron, min.78)
Elche:Edgar Badía, Pedro Bigas, John Nwankwo Donald, Enzo Roco (Diego Gonzalez, min.46), Helibelton Palacios, Omar Mascarell, Gerard Gumbau (Alejandro Alfaro, min.76), Johan Mojica, Roger Marti (Ezequiel Ponce, min.65), Pere Milla (Josan, min.65) and Fidel (Tete Morente, min.46)
Stadium:the Estadio Benito Villamarin
Goals:Borja Iglesias (1-0, min. 28), Juanmi (2-0, min. 39) and Juanmi (3-0, min. 60)