Betis 1-0 Osasuna: The Green-and-Whites ease past Los Rojillos

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Real Betis beat Osasuna with a thumping 1-0 victory on Friday at Benito Villamarin. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Betis were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Mallorca away (2-1), the other to Elche at home (3-0). Osasuna were coming from consecutive wins against Cádiz and Seville. As the table looks today, Betis and Osasuna currently occupy 1st and 4th spots in the table, with 9 points and 6 points respectively after 3 matches.

Betis started the match well, when Borja Iglesias gave The Green-and-Whites the lead in the 34th minute. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 1-0.

Substitutions for Betis included Sergio Canales, Luiz Henrique, Luiz Felipe and Andres Guardado for Rodri, Juanmi, Borja Iglesias and Nabil Fekir, repectively. Osasuna brought on Kike Garcia, Ante Budimir, Manu Sanchez, Kike Barja and Ruben Garcia, to replace Aimar Oroz, Ezequiel Avila, Unai Garcia, Ruben Pena and Lucas Torro.

The referee booked Aimar Oroz, Unai Garcia and David Garcia for Osasuna and German Pezzella saw the red card, for Betis.

Betis will next travel to R Madrid, while Osasuna will face Rayo Vallecano at home.

Technical card:
Real Betis:Rui Silva, Aitor Ruibal, Edgar Gonzalez, German Pezzella, Alex Moreno, Rodri (Sergio Canales, min.46), William Carvalho, Guido Rodriguez, Nabil Fekir (Andres Guardado, min.90), Juanmi (Luiz Henrique, min.64) and Borja Iglesias (Luiz Felipe, min.75)
Osasuna:Sergio Herrera, Nacho Vidal, Unai Garcia (Manu Sanchez, min.72), David Garcia, Juan Cruz, Ruben Pena (Kike Barja, min.78), Jon Moncayola, Lucas Torro (Ruben Garcia, min.78), Moi Gomez, Aimar Oroz (Kike Garcia, min.62) and Ezequiel Avila (Ante Budimir, min.62)
Stadium:Benito Villamarin
Goals:Borja Iglesias (1-0, min. 34)