Valencia 3-0 Real Betis: The Bats show Betis no mercy in big win

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Valencia’s 3-0 win over Real Betis on Thursday, was hard fought at Mestalla. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were each keen to pick up points. Valencia arrived with the intention of improving their league position following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad in their previous game. Betis, meanwhile, had secured a point against Seville in their previous match. Valencia and Betis are 10th, (19 points) and 6th, (24 points), in the league respectively, after 14 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Valencia applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Andre Almeida found the net on the 63 minute mark. The momentum was again with The Bats, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Hugo Guillamon, 81 minutes in to establish a 2-0 result. They then extended the lead with a goal from Justin Kluivert just before the final whistle to give a final score of 3-0.

Substitutions for Valencia included Justin Kluivert, Marcos De Sousa, Hugo Guillamon and Dimitri Foulquier for Samu Castillejo, Hugo Duro, Nicolas Gonzalez and Yunus Musah, respectively. Betis replaced Paul Akouokou, Rodri, German Pezzella and Aitor Ruibal with Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho, Juan Cruz and Youssouf Sabaly.

The referee booked Samu Castillejo from Valencia. Betis had the worst of it though, with Edgar Gonzalez and Paul Akouokou seeing yellow, and Edgar Gonzalez (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Valencia will next play Villarreal away, with Betis facing Athletic Bilbao at home.

Technical card:
Valencia:Giorgi Mamardashvili, Thierry Correia, Cenk Ozkacar, Eray Comert, Jose Luis Gaya, Yunus Musah (Dimitri Foulquier, min.85), Nicolas Gonzalez (Hugo Guillamon, min.79), Andre Almeida, Samu Castillejo (Justin Kluivert, min.69), Hugo Duro (Marcos De Sousa, min.78) and Lino
Real Betis:Rui Silva, Youssouf Sabaly (Aitor Ruibal, min.82), Victor Ruiz, Edgar Gonzalez, Alex Moreno, Sergio Canales, Juan Cruz (German Pezzella, min.65), Guido Rodriguez (Paul Akouokou, min.58), William Carvalho (Rodri, min.58), Luiz Henrique and Willian Jose
Goals:Andre Almeida (1-0, min. 63), Hugo Guillamon (2-0, min. 81) and Justin Kluivert (3-0, min. 90)