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Celta unstitches Betis with four great goals


The Galicians, with a great Gabri Veiga, take advantage of the weakness in defense of the Andalusian team


The end, tumultuous and controversial, was the worst of a good game where Celta tore apart a Betis side with four great goals that was acceptable in attack and was horrible in defense.

The red card to Luiz Felipe for an alleged assault on Aspas in extra time soiled a great match, especially for the Galicians.

The Betis players do not learn, who accumulate one expulsion after another to the despair of their coach, Manuel Pellegrini.

Celta had great efficiency and Betis, a flan in defense, had arrests to go for the tie with everything lost with a great chance from Edgar.

Celta, who breathes, won as the culmination of a high-tension match.

Betis, in crisis at home, did not take advantage of the setbacks of Atlético and Villarreal in the fight for fourth place.



Rui Silva, Juan Miranda (Abner, min. 78), Pezzella, Sabaly, Luiz Felipe, Fekir, Juanmi (Luiz Henrique, min. 78), Guido Rodríguez (Edgar González, min. 62), Canales, Guardado (Joaquín, min. 62) and Borja Iglesias (Ayoze Pérez, min. 73)



Iván Villar, Javi Galán, Unai Núñez, Óscar Mingueza (Augusto Solari, min. 84), Joseph Aidoo, Luca De La Torre (Franco Cervi, min. 74), Gabriel Veiga (Seferovic, min. 63), Fran Beltrán, Carles Perez (Kevin Vázquez, min. 84), Aspas and Jorgen Strand Larsen (Óscar Rodríguez, min. 63)


0-1 min.

6: Jorgen Strand Larsen.

1-1 min.

9: Juanmi.

2-1 min.

23: Channels.

2-2 min.

42: Gabriel Veiga.

2-3 min.

55: Gabriel Veiga.

2-4 min.

69: Joseph Aidoo.

3-4 min.

83: Fekir.


Carlos del Cerro Grande

Yellow cards Luca De La Torre (min. 72), Luiz Henrique (min. 88), Unai Núñez (min. 95), Joaquín (min. 96) and Aspas (min. 99)

Betis and Celta offered a two-way match, with players much more focused on attacking than defending.

A meeting of those that the neutral spectator is passionate about and that the coaches dislike much more.

For example, Manuel Pellegrini had talked all week about how well his team defended this course, which, however, was surpassed by a spectacular start from Celta.

Carlos Carvalhal was daring and put together a very brave team, which found a way out on the right with Carles Pérez, a real fireball on the wing.

Celta's first goal was simply spectacular.

Larsen finished off a measured pass from the Catalan winger as if he were Van Basten.

Betis responded in an action by Juanmi after a corner kick.

The striker, who had not started since September 3 due to a serious ankle injury, showed his intelligence in the area.

If Galicia's first goal was beautiful, Betis's second was high-level, with a first-touch combination between Guardado, Borja and Canales that the Spaniard sent into the net with a precise left-footed shot.

Everything was going too fast in a game without defenses.

The rookie Iván Villar, due to Marchesín's serious injury, made a save for Miranda and Celta responded with another great goal.

Gabri Veiga, theoretical midfielder, destroyed the weak Betis defense with a diagonal that culminated in a chip against Rui Silva after two head controls.

The Galician is one of the revelations of the League, technically exquisite and with a goal.

In the first round he already marked the Verdiblanco team in Balaídos.

Celta was a cyclone at the start of the second half.

Its players looked like planes against an outmatched Betis.

Gabri scored again, who gave a recital, and Aidoo made it 2-4.

With everything lost, Betis fought to close the gap.

Fekir did it, from a penalty by the hands of Mingueza, and everything was sad in a very ugly ending.

Gabri was no longer there, the man of the game, who had to leave the field due to some stomach problems.

And yes a Betis that in inferiority was about to draw and had to kneel for the second time in a row this week.

Celta, who had scored five goals away from home in the entire League, scored four against Betis.

“We lacked offensive volume and we found it today, but we lost strength on defense.

So we have to be a little more balanced”, clarified Pellegrini, Betis coach.

The Chilean referred to the red to Luiz Felipe for a slap to Aspas.

"I think that the referee has not influenced the result of the match, but I must also say that one of the things to improve in LaLiga is to prevent the players from pretending and deceiving the referees", he clarified.

“It's been many months since we've come back from a result and we've done it against a great team like Betis.

I think it was a fair victory," said Carlos Carvalhal, Celta's coach.

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Source: elparis

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