Friday, September 30, 2022

Real Betis and Valencia lost in the Copa del Rey final

MADRID ( Associated Press) – Real Betis lost their place in the Champions League on Tuesday after losing 1-0 in the Spanish league to Elche.

He lost to Betis in the final of the Copa del Rey final against Valencia in Seville on Saturday. Valencia lost to Villarreal 2-0.

In the 82nd minute, Tate Morente scored a goal for Bet Betis to advance to the Champions League. The victory puts Manuel Pellegrini’s side level on points with Barcelona, ​​third-placed Sevilla and fourth-placed Atletico Madrid.

Instead, Betis dropped five points clear at the top of the standings and could move up a notch after this week’s game. Barcelona host sixth-placed Real Sociedad on Thursday when Sevilla visit second-placed Levante on Thursday as they host relegated Granada.

Betis are unbeaten in their last six matches, losing last season to defending champions Atletico last month.

Betis will win the tournament for the first time since 2005 and for the third time – the 2005 Copa Final.

Elche is the second consecutive league winner and is 13th in the table with nine points from five games.

Betis played a man after Paul Akukuku was sent off in the last minute.

Villaril moves upwards

Valencia lost 2-0 to Villarreal, with Arnot Danjuma scoring twice in the first half.

The victory kept Unai Emery Villarreal alive for next season’s European Championship qualifiers. It is seventh with three points from Sosdad and five points from Betis.

Villarreal’s next match is the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Liverpool.

Valencia, who have not won in four consecutive league games, are 10th.

Relief for Mallorca

Malorca came out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win over bottom-placed Alaves.

It was the second victory for Mallorca in their last three games. He had beaten Atletico in two rounds before losing to Elche on Saturday.

Alaves lost four consecutive games before beating Rayo Vallecano last weekend.

Malorca is 16th with 3 points from the relegation zone and five points from the relegation zone with 6 points from safety. It is equal to Levante in points.

Cadiz, who impressed with Barcelona’s 1-0 win at the Camp Nou on Monday, is 17th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone.

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