Tello, ‘in extremis’, does justice for Betis against Alavés

A great goal from Christian
Tello in 94 'he gave the Real
Betis a deserved victory against Alavés in Mendizorroza (0-1), where the Verdiblancos were the ones who sought the victory most eagerly, which came at the last minute, after the crossbar had repelled two great shots by Guido Rodríguez long before (29 ') and Canales (59') and Claudio Bravo would have excelled by stopping the only chance for the Vitorians, a header from Bataglia (48 ') at the exit of a corner that the Chilean goal cleared with feline reflexes, later missing Laguardia to send out your reject within a meter of the goal.

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He Real
Betis he was considerably better than his rival in the first half, although the clash was balanced in the second with a spirited departure from the babazorros, who enjoyed their only clear chance to score. With the changes of the final stage, however, both technicians showed their intentions: Pablo Machin, hold the 0-0, and Manuel Pellegrini, to go for the victory, in the end achieved with a splendid goal by Tello -an consummate specialist of the final minutes- after a corner kick caused by Lainez, who in just a couple of minutes forced two by his band that ended up being decisive.

There was a lot of respect between both contestants during the first half, as the Betis it pressed very high and forced the locals to abuse the long pitch in search of Joselu and Lucas Pérez, who rarely beat Mandi and Bartra and fell offside numerous times (up to five). Claudio Bravo was a mere spectator in this period, as the locals only approached his area in distant lateral fouls that were never successfully finished off, so he hardly had to intervene except to start the game with his feet, which he continues to do. with his usual mastery.

He Betis gave more sense of danger, especially when the ball fell at the feet of Canales or Fekir, although the clearest occasion came in boots of Guido Rodriguez (29 '), who at the stroke of half an hour launched a shell from outside the area with his right leg that left Pacheco's goal crossbar shaking. Before that, Borja had narrowly missed a couple of good passes from Fekir (9 ') and Canales (24'), whom Edgar crossed providentially in the first period discount after a majestic control of Fekir, who enabled Emerson to center the area, where the local center crossed the Cantabrian's path with the goal.

After the break the Alaves with force and for a few minutes he locked the Betis in his field, without giving much sense of danger with the ball in play, but in set pieces, thanks to his great headers. After the occasion of Bataglia and Laguardia, however, there were no more, since those of Pellegrini They defended themselves firmly thanks to the good work of Guido and his two centrals and the tactical discipline of almost everyone, although there were more problems on the side of Álex Moreno. The winger / winger also had a great chance in 70 ', after a good service from the tireless Emerson, but his volley went through the roof from an unbeatable position.

In the end, and despite the arrivals, it had to be Tello, who entered in the 82 'for Willian Carvalho, the one who gave the first victory to Manuel Pellegrini.

Deportivo Alavés: Pacheco (2); Édgar (2), Ely (2), Laguardia (2), Duarte (2), Rioja (2); Pina (2), Battaglia (3), Pere Pons (2); Joselu (3) and Lucas Pérez (1).

Pablo Machin (2)

At 65 'Deyverson (1) and Javi López (2) entered for Lucas Pérez and Riosa, at 88' Martín (s.c.) for Edgar and at 91 'Sergio García (sc) for Pere Pons.

Real Betis: Claudio Bravo (3); Emerson (3), Mandi (3), Bartra (3), Álex Moreno (1); Guido Rodríguez (3), William Carvalho (2); Joaquín (1), Canales (3), Fekir (2); and Borja Iglesias (2).

Manuel Pellegrini (3)

At 66 'Ruibal (3) enters for Joaquín, at 82' Tello (4) for William and at 92 'Lainez (3) for Fekir.

Goal 0-1, min 94. Tello.

Referee: González Fuertes, with Iglesias Villanueva in the VAR. He showed yellow to Rioja (22 '), Emnerson (62'), Javi López (69 '), Alex Moreno (71')

Stadium: Mendizorroza behind closed doors.