- Defeat Osasuna with a great goal from the Galician striker and endure the final twenty minutes with one less due to Pezzella’s expulsion
Real Betis overcomes all the adversities that come their way and sleeps as leader of the First Division after defeating Osasuna 1-0 this Friday thanks to a superb goal from Borja Iglesias, in a game that ended up being agonizing, as he played the Twenty last minutes with one less due to a controversial expulsion of Pezzella, to whom Martínez Munuera showed a direct red card without batting an eyelid in the 73rd minute, despite the fact that the Argentine clearly cleared a ball and then hit Sánchez’s leg with his studs, who arrived late to the dispute.
Betis had more than enough with a great goal from Borja Iglesias and a superb display of football from William Carvalho to go into the break with an advantage on the scoreboard, as Panda (33′) scored the 1-0 with a tremendous right foot that shook the goal Navarre, just moments after Jagoba Arrasate’s men enjoyed a very clear double chance against Rui Silva’s goal, as Moi Gómez took advantage of a bad clearance by Edgar to progress unopposed down the central lane and finish off the post, then avoiding Rui Silva and Edgar together that the subsequent rejection by Rubén Peña was a goal.
Betis, despite the excellent game provided by William Carvalho, had a hard time imposing their superiority in the final meters, where Fekir and the full-backs appeared little and Rodri and Juanmi were excessively imprecise, although William continued to do his thing and two great ones were born from his feet Occasions that were about to turn Villamarín upside down and caused the entire field to applaud his name.
The second half continued in the same vein as the first, with Betis territorial dominance and few chances in both goals, although everything changed when in minute 73 the referee showed Pezzella a direct red card without batting an eyelid, despite the fact that the Argentine clearly cleared a ball and from the momentum of the hit, he then collided with his rival.
By then Arrasate had already brought in his tanks, Budimir and Kike García, and the rest of the game was a constant siege by the Navarrese who did not stop hanging balls into the Betic area, where the defenders and Rui Silva multiplied so that the Navarrese barely they will enjoy scoring chances and the victory and the leadership could fall to the local side to the delight of the Betic fans.