Betis 2-1 Girona: The Green-and-Whites get the job done to continue good form
Real Betis eased past Girona in a 2-1 victory on Sunday at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. Both Betis and Girona arrived on the back of wins. Betis were looking to pick up points, following a 1-0 victory against Villarreal. Girona, meanwhile, had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 2-1 victory against Real Valladolid. Betis are now in 4th place, with 12 points from 6 matches, while Girona sit in 11th, with 7 points from 6.
Girona found the net first, when Martinez Arnau gave them the lead early in the first half. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Borja Iglesias equalised for Betis, 15 minutes in to see out the first half 1-1.
The Green-and-Whites once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Borja Iglesias found the net once more in the 71st minute, seing the match finish 2-1.
Substitutions for Betis included Aitor Ruibal, Willian Jose, Edgar Gonzalez and Paul Akouokou for Martin Montoya, Luiz Henrique, German Pezzella and Sergio Canales, respectively. Girona brought on Samuel Saiz, Manu Vallejo, Toni Villa, Joel Roca and Yan Couto, to replace Rodrigo Riquelme, Valentin Castellanos, Bernardo Espinosa, Aleix Garcia and Martinez Arnau.
The referee booked three players from Girona, Bernardo Espinosa, Miguel Gutierrez and Oriol Romeu.
|Real Betis:||Rui Silva, Martin Montoya (Aitor Ruibal, min.55), Luiz Felipe, German Pezzella (Edgar Gonzalez, min.80), Alex Moreno, Rodri, Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho, Sergio Canales (Paul Akouokou, min.81), Luiz Henrique (Willian Jose, min.65) and Borja Iglesias|
|Girona:||Juan Carlos, Juanpe, Bernardo Espinosa (Toni Villa, min.79), Santiago Bueno, Martinez Arnau (Yan Couto, min.89), Aleix Garcia (Joel Roca, min.89), Oriol Romeu, Miguel Gutierrez, Valentin Castellanos (Manu Vallejo, min.70), Reinier and Rodrigo Riquelme (Samuel Saiz, min.70)|
|Stadium:||the Estadio Benito Villamarin|
|Goals:||Martinez Arnau (0-1, min. 7), Borja Iglesias (1-1, min. 15) and Borja Iglesias (2-1, min. 71)|