The 26th’s final encounter proved to be one of the most thrilling. In the first quarter of an hour, the visitors surprisingly took the lead. Sidney played the ball with his hand in front of the penalty area in the 11th minute, and Joselu took advantage of the free-kick.
The 30-year-old beat the goalkeeper with a straight shot from a standing ball. This is this player’s second direct hit from a free-kick this season. After a great pass from Ruben Duarte, Edgar Mendez increased the score in the 24th minute. It seemed that the hosts would struggle to score after an excellent header and a defender’s mistake in the penalty area. They didn’t show enough cooperation.
After a great pass from Ruben Duarte, Edgar Mendez increased the score in the 24th minute. It seemed that the hosts would struggle to score after an excellent header and a defender’s mistake in the penalty area. They didn’t put in enough effort to turn the game around.
The image of the game, however, changed dramatically after the break. Real Betis were given a penalty kick after an hour of play in which they attempted to limit their losses. Borja Iglesias made no errors from 11 meters, and his team kept attacking.
Joaquin took advantage of a pass from a corner kick in the 81st minute and headed the ball into the net. The hosts seemed to have gotten a draw, which could have been acceptable given the game’s outcome.
The squad, on the other hand, battled for the entire pot. Borja Iglesias scored a brace after a superb header. The ball fluttered into the net, giving the player a hat trick.
The impressive victory helped Betis to maintain their sixth-place finish in the LaLiga table, allowing them to qualify for the Europa League. Deportivo Alaves are in 19th place, but they still have a chance to stay up.