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82Two changes for Real and also for Betis. Barrenetxea and Januzaj come on for Real and Gorosabel and Portu come off. For the Sevillians, Borja Iglesias and William Carvalho come on and Fekir and Paul come off.
In case there are changes at halftime, we review the benches of the two teams: REAL BETIS: Rebollo, Emerson, Guardado, Joaquín, William, Rodri, Borja Iglesias, JuanmiREAL SOCIEDAD: Ayesa; Zaldua, Zubimendi, Guevara, Zubeldia, Barrenetxea, Merquelanz, Januzaj and Carlos Fernández
Just over 10 minutes to go until the start of this exciting match at the Benito Villamarín! Three days ago, these two teams faced each other in LaLiga Santander with a final score of 2-2. Imanol Alguacil’s men had the game won with goals from Isak and Oyarzabal, but Canales and Joaquín, who revolutionized the match, made it a draw in the final minutes.
In the 13th minute, Mikel Oyarzábal put the Txuri Urdin ahead, who kept the score level. But after coming out of the stall, the match changed its face. The first happened in the 48th minute, when Matheu Lahoz sent off Illarramendi after the VAR corrected the referee who had first cautioned Mikel Merino. From then on, Betis played almost half an hour with an extra player until Sanabria was sent off, but failed to take advantage of it. However, this expulsion spurred Betis on and they equalized through Sergio Canales. The match went to extra time and it was Borja Iglesias’ turn to score two goals to put Betis into the quarterfinals.
DAZN 1 (Movistar 59) 21:00 South America DIRECTV Sports (610-619) ARG and CHI: 17:00, COL: 15:00 Mexico SKY Sports (504-546) 14:00 Betis vs. Real Sociedad Betis lineups: Joel; Montoya, Sidnei, Víctor Ruiz, Alex Moreno; Carvalho, Guardado; Joaquín, Rodri, Tello and Sanabria.
Betis and Real Sociedad drew just three days ago at the Reale Arena in La Liga. Now it was the turn of the Copa del Rey and although the txuri-urdin struck first and the 90 minutes ended in a draw, in the cup competition it is necessary to break the tie and Borja Iglesias did it twice.
With the cards on the table, Betis failed to get Canales and Fekir to connect with Lainez, Tello and Sanabria before halftime, but once the players passed through the locker room, the match changed completely. Illarramendi had to leave the field of play when he was shown the second yellow card, and therefore the red card, two minutes after the restart.
With one less player and with the score in their favor, Real Sociedad tried to maintain their lead. To do so, Alguacil made several changes to bring his team back into the game after Illarra’s sending-off. Betis managed to use their numerical superiority as a weapon to get closer to the San Sebastian area.
Borja Iglesias, who had entered the field in the second half, unbalanced the balance in the 96th minute. The striker was the hero of Betis’ passage to the quarterfinals of the Cup and not only scored the second of the green-and-white team, but also the third that sentenced Real Sociedad definitively. The Donostiarras still tried to make the machada, but Januzaj’s goal was disallowed and that was the end of the game.
Betis was saved by the one who has always saved and the one who has never saved so far. Antagonists so far this season. Canales and Borja Iglesias. The former forced extra time and the latter scored a golden double that puts Pellegrini’s team in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Real succumbed after Illarramendi was sent off after a rather harsh sending-off when they had the game under control.
Remiro; Gorosabel (Januzaj 85′), Le Normand, Aritz (Carlos Fernández 90′), Monreal; Illarramendi, Guridi (Zubeldia 64′), Mikel Merino; Oyarzabal (Zubimendi 84′), Portu (Barrenetxea 85′) and Isak (Merquelanz 64′).
The ball in the first half went to Betis and that against Real Sociedad has merit. What is less so is that this possession is not converted into scoring chances. Pellegrini’s team, shallow, sweated to bring the ball into the danger zone. A somewhat disconnected Fekir didn’t help either.
The fog came on the pitch with the two teams at the start of the second half. One more difficulty at the Benito. Real’s handicap. Illarramendi was shown a second yellow card at the start of the game and Imanol’s team was reduced to 10 men for 45 minutes. And Betis pressed.