The Betis team thrashed (3-0) an Elche in inferiority from 15 ‘

Goalless draw in San Mamés


Real Betis opened the league season this Monday with a victory (3-0) over Elche who played with 10 from minute 15, a first day in LaLiga Santander in which Athletic Club collided with the wall of Mallorca in San Mamés ( 0-0).

Manuel Pellegrini’s team maintained the line of its great last year, dominance and perfect communion with a Benito Villamarín who vibrates with his team. The red to John Nwankwo, for cutting off an attack by Ruibal, turned everything upside down for Betis who found another unfortunate move by Roco to make it 1-0.

The visiting central defender confided in Fekir with a ball that went over the lateral line, and the French-Algerian stole his bag, got into the area and gave it to Borja Iglesias. At 10 minutes, Juanmi doubled the lead for the Cup champion in a tremendous pass from Carvalho seeing him uncheck.

With nothing to lose, Elche wanted to die killing, fighting a Betis in the second half who saw himself with his homework done too soon. The resumption was Francisco’s, with the changes, and Pezzella took the 2-1 under the sticks. Betis woke up again and Juanmi made it 3-0 for Villamarín to hope for another good campaign.

In San Mamés, the day that Iker Muniain celebrated 500 games with the red and white shirt, the local team could not start with a victory due to a lack of aim and because of Rajkovic’s saves. The goalkeeper made his debut in the Mallorca goal with a lot of work, submitting the Balearic team from start to finish, but graceful to score a point.

The Cathedral’s own arreones were immediate, with Villalibre and a shot by Vesga hitting the post. Before the break, Muniain narrowly missed finishing a good play between Vesga himself and his opening to De Marcos, almost in the small area. Javier Aguirre’s line of five behaved seriously, but the siege continued.

A whiplash from Yuri repelled Rajkovic as best he could to the post. Mallorca did not leave their field until, having fulfilled the objective of resisting, Kang-In Lee almost messed up the Basques with a header that Unai Simón took out acrobatically. The final stretch was also Basque, with Guruzeta bordering on the goal.