Betis recovered the good feelings to impose themselves with absolute justice to a very tender Valencia. The Andalusian triumph was incontestable, like its high-flying football. The one that emanated from players like Rodri, Isco or Marc Roca, also from William Carvalho when he entered the second half. A football of a lot of silk that found thread in fast players like Assane Diao or Abde. The former Barcelona player, by the way, scored a spectacular goal on the counterattack after a measured pass from Carvalho.
Bravo, Héctor Bellerín, Pezzella, Juan Miranda, Bartra (Chadi Riad, min. 45), Assane Diao, Guido Rodríguez (Sergi Altimira, min. 87), Marc Roca, Rodri, Isco (William Carvalho, min. 61) and Ayoze Pérez (Borja Iglesias, min. 71)
Mamardashvili, Cenk Özkacar, Cristhian Ibarguen, Gabriel Paulista, Mouctar Diakhaby (undefined, min. 88), Pepelu (Hugo González , min. 85), Andre Almeida (Hugo Guillamón, min. 68), Francisco Martinez (Mario Domínguez, min. 77), Gozalbez Gilabert (Diego López , min. 45), Javi Guerra and Yaremchuk (Hugo Duro, min. 45)
Goals 1-0 min. 40: Assane Diao. 2-0 min. 51: Marc Roca. 3-0 min. 85: Abde.
Arbitrator Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Yellow cards Ayoze Pérez (min. 11), Cenk Özkacar (min. 40), Gabriel Paulista (min. 43) and Pezzella (min. 89)
Valencia must wait. Their young players aim high, but right now the team is a nursery. It is very complicated, almost impossible, for players who play in the subsidiary to make a difference immediately in a League as competitive as the First Division. Baraja, yes, tries to accumulate points to avoid the troubles of last year. The Andalusians, meanwhile, put an end to a bad run that had them somewhat stuck after three games without winning in the League.
Manuel Pellegrini always finds the formula for his team to remain competitive. With these three points they are placed in seventh position, four points from fourth place and three from fifth. The best, however, was the recovery of good feelings and an excellent game.
Betis has found a diamond. It remains to polish it, since everything in it is wildly gross and natural. This is Assane Diao, a young man of 18 years just turned who has awakened an impressive illusion in the Betic fans. An irruption that has come from pearls to Betis and, of course, also to the League itself as a business and spectacle. Assane, of Senegalese origin, has gone in two weeks from playing in the first youth team of the Sevillian team to showing a superlative performance at Betis. He scored against Granada and did it again against this Valencia also full of young people, surpassed in the first half also by another talent as precocious as real that is Assane.
The goal of the Betis winger offered justice in a better game played by Manuel Pellegrini's team, who came to the duel somewhat stuck after stringing three games without winning in the League (one defeat and two draws). A team deeply renewed by its coach after the draw in Granada, safer at the back and with patience to find its moment. A team where their coach dared to place Isco and Rodri together, two very talented players who carried the rhythm of a Betis more settled than Valencia.
Baraja had many casualties and, in addition, rotated in some positions. Players like Yaremchuk were lost, while Cenk suffered a lot at left-back against Assane. The Turk, central, was converted as a left back before the injuries of Gayà and Jesús Vázquez. Betis closed the game with a great shot from Marc Roca as soon as the second half began. A good corner kick taken by Isco was put into the net by the Catalan midfielder, who curdled an excellent match and combined perfectly with Guido.
Betis began to like it with the 2-0. William Carvalho's entry gave much distinction to his game. In a counterattack well carried by the Portuguese, Abde got into the area to sneak the ball through the squad. First goal of the Moroccan with Betis, just winner of the match. "I have dreamed many times of scoring a goal here, in front of this wonderful crowd. I am very happy with how things have turned out both in Granada in my premiere and now here, "said Assane Diao, the young Betica star. With 18 years, two games and two goals.
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