Real Betis 1-1 Roma: capital club earn crucial point in Spain

SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 13: Andrea Belotti of AS Roma celebrates scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Real Betis and AS Roma at Estadio Benito Villamarin on October 13, 2022 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
13-10-2022 16:45
MatchDay 4
Betis
Betis

Real Betis clinched the top spot in Group C while Roma kept their hopes of qualification to the knockouts alive as the two sides drew 1-1 this evening in Spain. 

Andrea Belotti's second half goal canceled out Sergio Canales' lucky first half finish as Jose Mourinho's men drew level on four points with Ludogorets, who face HJK Helsinki this evening.

The result also marked the first points Manuel Pellegrini's side have dropped at home this season, entering tonight with a perfect record in four matches in all competitions.

Although both teams each finished with just two shots on goal, the Giallorossi had multiple opportunities to find the back of the net, particularly in the opening half. 

Just seconds before the break, Andrea Belotti headed home a perfect delivery from Leonardo Spinazzola. However, il Gallo was determined to have been marginally offside.

Belotti finally found the back of the net less than ten minutes into the second half. 

The striker fired home from close range after the ball was put on a plate for him by midfielder Mady Camara. 

There was tension after referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos was advised by VAR to review the goal for offsides but it ultimately stood.

Player statistic

1st half
Joaquín Yellow card 31'    
Andrés Guardado Yellow card 32'    
Sergio Canales
(Assist: Rodri Sánchez)
Goal 34'    
    35' Yellow card Nemanja Matić
    44' Yellow card Gianluca Mancini
2nd half
    53' Goal Andrea Belotti
(Assist: Mady Camara)
    58' Yellow card Mady Camara
Juan Miranda Yellow card 80'    
Rodri Sánchez Yellow card 90'    

Match statistic

49
Possession
51
7
Total shots
4
2
Shots on target
2
2
Shots off target
3
Blocked shots
2
16
Fouls
8
4
Corners
4
Offsides
2
Betis
Roma

Starting lineups

25
Claudio Bravo
Goalkeeper
16
Germán Pezzella
Defender
33
Juan Miranda
Defender
87'
19
Luiz Felipe
Defender
18
Andrés Guardado
Midfielder
80'
4
Paul Akouokou
Midfielder
28
Rodri Sánchez
Midfielder
10
Sergio Canales
Midfielder
80'
24
Aitor Ruibal
Attacker
17
Joaquín
Attacker
69'
12
Willian José
Attacker
70'
1
Goalkeeper
6
Defender
23
Defender
37
72'
3
Defender
4
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
88'
8
Midfielder
46'
59
Midfielder
11
Attacker
76'
9
Attacker

Substitutes

3
Edgar González
Defender
6
Víctor Ruíz
Defender
23
Youssouf Sabaly
Defender
13
Rui Silva
Goalkeeper
25
Dani Martín
Goalkeeper
11
Luiz Henrique
Attacker
69'
9
Borja Iglesias
Attacker
70'
14
William Carvalho
Midfielder
80'
21
Guido Rodríguez
Midfielder
80'
15
Àlex Moreno
Defender
87'
14
Attacker
63
Goalkeeper
65
Midfielder
58
Defender
62
Midfielder
99
Goalkeeper
70
Attacker
20
Midfielder
46'
17
Defender
72'
52
Midfielder
76'
92
88'
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