A blunder blurs a serious premiere for Alavés

Alavés starts LaLiga with a very painful defeat. As has happened to him during the preseason, a defensive error ruined his waste of sacrifice in a serious game, in which he opposed discipline and order against Real Betis who crashed two balls against the crosshead.

He needs to cut the worrying waterway that Pablo Machín's team has in defense right now, who lacks coupling time, and perhaps also pieces in his squad, to assimilate well the Soriano system. In a crash that drew 0-0, a collective oversight in the 94th minute in a corner condemned him to lose a point for which he fought to exhaustion.

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The Gasteiztarra team started with enthusiasm, very serious behind and prevailing in the fight for the divided balls against Betis, led by Nabil Fekir and Channels in the wide zone, he tried to approach the rival area with good combinations.

Suffered Luis Rioja by the left-handed band before the quality of the Franco-Algerian and the powerful increases of Emerson. In the 6th minute, the Brazilian crossed from the right and Joaquin, between He and and The guardHe nodded softly at the hands of Fernando Pacheco.

The local team was soon accused of intense heat and, unable to maintain the pressure, their rival gradually took control of the duel. Although without creating danger, the Verdiblancos moved the ball before an albiazul table that knew how to close with order. At least, in the first half, the babazorro team was much more solid behind than during the preseason.

On the 25th, Borja Iglesias did not come close before Fernando Pacheco to an excellent center from the right of Canales that beat the center back very well.

Carrillo, to the spider

The best, not to say the only, occasion until the break occurred on 29, when a violent right hand from Guido Carrillo from about 35 meters it crashed into the crosshead.

Meanwhile, Alavés was stealing balls, but his only trick were long balls to Joselu, who got fed up with beating them up in his fight against them all. However, he lacked support and the ball died in the boots of the visiting defense, very attentive to cause the offside.

The team of Pablo Machin to get to the hydration break alive. On the return he entered with more force, but lacked precision in the pass when he reached the rival area.

In the first half discount, Edgar mendez covered very well and sent a hard left-footed shot from Channels at the far post behind Emerson's center in a play that was born, of course, from the boots of an inspired Nabil Fekir.

More balance

The babazorro team came out much more plugged in the resumption and had his only chance of the game from set pieces. In '48, Lucas Perez accurately threw a corner that Battaglia he nodded powerfully. Bravo responded with a huge stop full of reflexes and The guard sent out the rebound, in an excellent position to score.

As in the first half, Betis soon shook off the intense local start and started to take the initiative, although in the second half Alavés controlled their offensive attempts better.

In 60, Channels he kicked a masterful foul with his left foot, and for the second time the leather smashed against the Fernando Pacheco.

Alavés lost steam with the changes – they entered Deyverson, Javi lopez and Sergi Garcia– and Betis ended up dominating clearly. He held out the set of Machin until, in the 94th minute, he himself ruined his waste of sacrifice. In 94, the Verdiblancos quickly threw a corner and surprised the entire local defense, which took too long to react. Laínez and
Channels spun a quick action that, only in the area, culminated Chistian tello with a shot that slipped through the short stick of Pacheco.