Real Betis added three vital points to continue the dream of fighting for fourth place in LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 after winning 3-1 against Rayo Vallecano at the Benito Villamarin Stadium this Monday, which in its effort Reached the posts in their goal to add something positive. On the thirty-fourth day’s play of the domestic championship to reach seventh place.
Just ahead of next Sunday’s derby against Sevilla, the Verdiblanco team took a major step to ensure at least their presence in the Europa League. The victory allowed him to move seven points ahead of the rental on Girona, two out of fifth to reach Villarreal and continue to be selected for the fourth place held by Real Sociedad, which takes him seven ahead, but with a complicated calendar. Together.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team lacked Andoni Airola, who could have left Heliopolis with better loot, especially since he saw how Wood converted three of his chances. Two of them were through the same palazon, the first one minute into the game to Álvaro García after a great save by Claudio Bravo was clearly in everyone’s favor, and the second with the Chilean hitting his shot on the post in the middle of the area. was deflecting.
This second great chance for the Murcian midfielder came after the locals had taken the lead with a tremendous left-footed shot from full-back Sabali, who twice about the ball cleared by the Rayo Vallecano defense after a kick corner. Didn’t think The other winger, Miranda, was able to extend Betik’s advantage, but was in good position against Dmitrievsky from Mumim.
Despite the loss, Franjirojo’s team did not hesitate to look for an equalizer and Raúl de Tomas, selected as a starter to make up for the loss of Sergio Camilo, also had a good chance, but Miranda parried his final shot. The visitors lacked purpose, in stark contrast to Betis, who lifted their morale to 2-0 just before the break, the work of Ayoze Pérez, who sent in a missed header from a corner kick from William Jose.
After passing through the locker room, Airola’s team took a step forward looking to get into the game as soon as possible and they did so thanks to a superb header from Santi Comasana, which once again tied up a match that Definitely one side was open with spaces. And second.
Oscar Trejo saw the crossbar clear a fresh effort from Reista and was close to capitalizing on the damage caused by Ayoze near his own area. Pellegrini’s men tried on the counter, and although their best option was a long shot from Guido Rodríguez, they converted a last-gasp penalty through Borja Iglesias, who did not forgive a great assist from the experienced Joaquin, who scored for Rayo Vallecano. Nothing left, in any case, two points behind seventh place.
Real Betis coach, Manuel Pellegrini of Chile, backed after beating Rayo Vallecano 3–1, as he had already said “before the game”, to distance himself from direct rivals in the battle to enter Winning was “very important”. European Competition. Pellegrini hinted after the match that defeating the Madrid team would mean “having four or five teams on three points in the fight for Europe or leaving them on seven or eight”, to which he insisted that “they are one There have been three major points against “a good team like Ryo”.
He conceded that the victory “suffered from an error in the second half”, but insisted that “in the first half” his team “played very well, scoring two goals” and, in addition, “some very clear chances”.
“In the second, unsurprisingly, we took refuge at 2-0 and they, with the ball, are a very dangerous team. Fortunately, Rodri and Joaquin entered very well and we were able to win at the end with that third goal. Succeeded in being unbalanced”, added coach Santiago in a press conference.
Pellegrini did not want to single out any of his footballers because “it is difficult to analyze the best player in the game”, as “what interests him is that the team works collectively”, although he added that “the defense did well”. and scored “again three goals is very important” which will help Betis to “keep adding points”.
The Andean coach praised his captain, Joaquín Sánchez, who played the last minutes because “the team needed him”, although he was “reluctant to put him on”, because “he didn’t know how his right knee would react”. , “But quality decides the games” and was able to assist Borja Iglesias in the game for the third Betik goal.
The next day the derby will be played at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, a match which, according to the Betis coach, is “very important for the fans” but he will prepare “during the week to get three points” against Sevilla who will qualify for the Europa League on Thursday. disputes the K semi-finals, however “a derby will always be a derby, no matter what happens in the middle of the week.”