Monday, November 29

Tables in an intense Andalusian derby between Betis and Cádiz

Betis and Cádiz drew one in an Andalusian duel with rhythm and in which both teams lacked a greater sense to take the victory, in which the verdiblancos tightened more in attack, but they ran into a serious and disciplined rival, especially in defensive tasks, without renouncing to set up dangerous cons.

A) Yes, the Andalusian rivalry clash ended with the second tied for both teams in the first two days of LaLiga Santander, due to the lack of success of the Betics, with the Frenchman Nabil Fekir as their most accurate man, in his messy offensive attempts and security behind the Cadiz.

Cádiz went ahead after 11 minutes of penalty, converted by Álvaro Negredo in the second instance, because the maximum penalty stopped by Rui Silva had to be repeated for the entry of Betic players in the area, although Juanmi, with a head, neutralized that income in the equator of the first half. In the resumption, Betis pressed more, but without success.

In the official return of beticismo to Villamarín, one year and 165 days after the triumph of March 8, 2020 against Real Madrid (2-1) a week before the confinement by the pandemic, the Chilean team Manuel Pellegrini returned to his temple with casualties, such as Cádiz, and signings not yet incorporated such as the Argentine Pezzella.

The crash started very alive, with rhythm, although it was the pragmatic Cádiz who took advantage of his first option to score the 0-1, from a penalty at 11 minutes through the ex-Sevilla player Álvaro Negredo, who celebrated his 36th birthday by converting in the second instance a maximum penalty committed by the Portuguese Rui Silva on the Honduran Choco Lozano, after a serious failure by Víctor Ruiz in a visitor counter.

In his first shot from 11 meters, the Portuguese goalkeeper threw himself to his left and stopped his weak shot, but Pizarro Gómez, at the request of the VAR, ordered a repeat penalty having entered the area before two Verdiblancos players and then the Madrilenian did not miss with a strong kick, again to the sinister of Rui Silva.

The 0-1 did not daunt the locals, who gave speed to the game and, after warning with shots from an implicated Canales and Rodri, plus a poisoned shot by Juanmi that was saved by the Argentine Conan Ledesma, they tied in the equator of this half (m.22) by deflecting the malagueño to goal with the head a header from Edgar in a corner taken by the French Nabil Fekir, the most dangerous of his.

Betis then squeezed, but without clarity or success, against an orderly Cádiz that did not give up surprising the counter, as in a shot from the Chilean Tomás Alarcón to the post at 27 minutes after a great pass from Lozano. Betic Fekir replied with danger to this option, with a shot at the post in 38 From the edge of the area.

At the restart, Pellegrini’s team controlled the ball more and was more incisive, with the talented Fekir inspired. It was his best stiletto against the thick of Borja Iglesias and this improvement could soon bear fruit, in a shot by the Frenchman that Conan Ledesma cleared and that Canales, alone, sent up in the rebound.

Miranda also sought the goal in a foul that narrowly missed, but Cádiz, disciplined, was not daunted either. Álvaro Cervera reinforced the midfield by placing side Iza Carcelén there for the Danish Jonsson and with Álex Fernández for Perea, and his team also warned with shots from Lozano and Salvi that Rui Silva solved.

Betis, in which Pellegrini modified his system when Joaquín, Ruibal and the Portuguese William Carvalho entered for Montoya, Rodri and an almost unprecedented Borja Iglesias, continued to carry the weight of the game, but Cádiz did not flinch and continued to wait for his opportunity.

Cervera also refreshed his team, which maintained a strong defensive system and he sought to give a scare with his main weapon, the counterattack, with the Montenegrin Osmajic by an exhausted Negredo and the extreme Álvaro Jiménez by Lozano, who worked in a commendable way and always sought to generate doubts behind Betica.

Although the Verdiblancos always tried, they found a defensive wall of a Cádiz that, without ever decomposing, dreamed of surprise in attempts lacking in strength by Choco Lozano, Salvi and Iza who stopped, without problems, Rui Silva, while Betis threw the rest, but without precision or precision against the Argentine Ledesma.

In the last minutes, Canales and Joaquín looked for the winning goalIn the case of the captain with a shot that was too focused, but Conan Ledesma responded well to ensure the tie and one more point for a fighting and competitive Cádiz.


1 – Betis: Rui Silva; Montoya (Joaquín, m.69), Edgar, Víctor Ruiz, Miranda; Saved (Tello, m.82), Channels; Rodri (Aitor Ruibal, m.69), Fekir, Juanmi (Loren, m.87); Borja Iglesias (William Carvalho, m.69).

1 – Cádiz: Ledesma; Akapo, Haroyan, Fali, Espino; Salvi Sánchez, Jonsson (Iza Carcelén, m.46), Alarcón (Martín Calderón, m.88), Perea (Álex Fernández, m.46); Negredo (Osmajic, m.69), Lozano (Álvaro, m.76).

Goals: 0-1, M.11: Negredo, from a penalty. 1-1, M.22: Juanmi.

Referee: Alejandro Pizarro Gómez (C. Madrileño). He admonished the locals Rui Silva (m.8), Montoya (m.62), Ruibal (m.94) and Miranda (m.94).

Incidents: Match of the second day of LaLiga Santander before 23,745 spectators, 40% of the capacity of the Benito Villamarín stadium for preventive measures against COVID-19. A minute of silence was observed in memory of all recently deceased Betic members.

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