Saturday August 27, 2011 Day 2 Finished Nuevo Los Cármenes

Granada CF 0 - 1 Real Betis

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    Time:90'
    • Granada CF
    • Real Betis
    • 90+3' All over! Betis back in the big time with a win. No more than they deserve for their exertions in the second period. A flying start from the team from Seville. Thanks for joining us this evening.
    • 89' Three minutes to be added.
    • 88' Jonathan Pereira to give him his full name seems to be the matchwinner with that lovely cross for Castro. Betis trying to run down time now.
    • 87' Betis have been the better side in this second period, and look like they are going to get their rewards out there.
    • 86' GOAL!! Lovely cross from Jonathan and Castro arrives to head home. Should be the winner for Betis. Clinical move.
    • 85' Sevilla departs to be replaced by Jonathan for the visitors.
    • 84' Benitez with the corner for the home side, but Mario is on hand to head out of the danger area.
    • 83' Seemed to be the head of Mainz that Sevilla's free-kick came off before hitting the bar. Almost an own goal. Meanwhile, Sevilla is complaining after going beyond Lucena. Referee claimed the ball had gone out of play.
    • 82' Lovely free-kick from Sevilla, but Molina nods against the bar with Roberto all over the place. So close for Betis.
    • 81' Mollo fouls Jefferson and Betis have a free-kick out wide.
    • 80' Martins loses patience and cracks a shot high and wide of the goal. Sums up the evening really for his side.
    • 78' Can one of these teams start their season with a win? Yebda picks up, but the pass is poor seconds later as Betis get men back to snuff out the attack.
    • 76' Mario goes in late on Ighalo and the home side have a free-kick.
    • 75' Martins tries to play in Ighalo, but Casto is out quickly to make the clearance. Anybody's game at the moment. All very nervy in the final third from both teams.
    • 74' More decent play by Sevilla to throw a cross into the box. Good clearance by Lucena. Had to get that right.
    • 73' Nice pass by Molina into the path of Sevilla, but he tilts his body back and lifts the shot over the bar.
    • 71' Dorado rises to win a header in the area from Benitez's free-kick moments after Casto had volleyed over at the other end. No lack of effort.
    • 70' Fine corner in by Benitez is met by the head of Yebda, but he nods that over the bar as another chance drifts away.
    • 68' Betis with 59% of possession. Have been the better side in this game, but not looking like we are going to see a goal. 17 goals in their past five meetings, but none tonight.
    • 67' Late, late challenge by Mollo on Nacho. Really clumsy, but nothing doing.
    • 66' Mollo has taken over for Romero for Granada, who have now used all their substitutes.
    • 64' Sevilla taken out late again by Siqueira. Lucky to avoid a booking there. Granada not done much in this second period.
    • 63' Poor stuff really as Sevilla smacks the ball against the wall before Benat drives an effort well wide.
    • 62' Moreno catches Sevilla late and Betis have a free-kick from distance.
    • 61' Nacho caught a bit late by Romero with the elbow, but not really intentional.
    • 60' Ighalo tries to cut open the visiting side. Gets to within 25 yards of the goal before unleashing a shot that flies wide of the target. Not a bad effort from the big number seven.
    • 59' Betis have suffered just one defeat in 17 games, including their promotion campaign from the lower league.
    • 58' Molina drives to the edge of the box. Gets the shot in, but Mainz was out to make the tackle. Good challenge there from the central defender.
    • 57' Benitez knocks in the corner, but Benitez is back to help out his defence by nodding clear.
    • 55' Nacho on the charge for Betis before he goes backwards. Mainz knocks it away from Molina and Betis have a corner.
    • 54' Benat goes for goal from 25 yards. Not a bad effort, but easy enough take for Roberto between the sticks.
    • 53' Handball against Dorado and he is going to be booked for that. A really cheap yellow card when you consider some of the tackles that have gone unpunished.
    • 51' Yebda tosses over a lovely cross. Just misses the head of Ighalo. So close to the opener for Granada. Dorado did really well to get a touch on that ball.
    • 50' Vadillo departs to be replaced Molina for the visitors.
    • 49' Vadillo chopped to the deck by Martins. Poor, poor challenge..and late.
    • 48' Hassan Yebda replaces Abel at the outset of the second half.
    • 47' Sevilla smacks a shot over the bar from distance as Betis begin the half on the attack.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second half. All to play for.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. One goal may win this in the second period.
    • 44' One minute to be added to the half.
    • 43' All very even! Betis with 60percent of possession, but both sides have had several shots at the target.
    • 41' Nyom goes for goal from distance. Decent pass from Pamarot, but that shot is high and wide. Looks like we are going to be goalless at the break in this one.
    • 39' Torres joins the attack for Betis, but his cross into the middle is easily cut out by Roberto.
    • 38' Romero takes out Nacho with a late tackle. Poor challenge there, but no booking.
    • 37' Nacho fouls Gomez and the home side have a free-kick. Easy enough take for Casto from Benitez's long-range strike.
    • 36' Mario heads wide of the goal. So close to the opening goal. Inches wide of the target for the visiting side from Sevilla's corner.
    • 34' Siqueira goes back to clear the danger from Ruben Castro. Fine piece of defending.
    • 33' Benitez is booked for pulling back Iriney. Good officiating. Referee let the play go on before pulling it back.
    • 32' Pamarot does not deal too well with the cross, but Jefferson lifts the shot well over the bar. Poor finish.
    • 30' Romero on the charge, but he overhits the cross. Really disappointing end to a promising move.
    • 29' Romero caught offside for the home side. Nice pass by Nyom but his companion had just gone too early.
    • 28' Granada looking to throw Mainz up at every opportunity, but he is guilty of fouling Iriney in the box.
    • 26' Mario almost scores an own goal. Manages to scoop that over his own bar. Fine cross by Byom, but Betis survive. Both of these sides having a go out there.
    • 24' Pamarot challenges Castro. Looked a penalty, but the referee doesn't want to know. A huge let-off there.
    • 23' Jefferson hangs out wide. Looking for the perfect ball, but his cross can only the side of the net. Disappointing output really.
    • 21' Sevilla drags a shot wide of the goal from distance. Betis enjoying some bright moments.
    • 20' Moreno and Salvador collide on the edge of the home side's box. Foul to Granada.
    • 19' Benitez goes for goal at the other end, but can only thrash a shot well over the bar. Disappointing finish really.
    • 18' Benat throws an inviting cross into the box, but Castro's header is saved well by Roberto. Superb diving header, but a good stop by the keeper.
    • 17' Granada enjoying the better moments of this half, no doubts about that, but here come the visitors.
    • 15' Benat gets back well to cut out the cross by Benitez. Had to make that challenge. Superb play by Benitez for the home team.
    • 14' Iriney is booked for a late foul on Rico. Can have few complaints about that as he sees yellow for a late lunge.
    • 13' Abel with the corner, but Mainz's header is tipped well over by Casto. Superb stop there. Looked a goal all the way.
    • 12' Sevilla with another shot at goal from distance, but Roberto is out to punch clear. Solid keeping by the Granada shot stopper.
    • 11' Ruben Castro taken out by Pamarot, who should have been walking for that one. A really poor challenge, but no booking.
    • 10' Sevilla with the chance from 25 yards out, but he hesitates as his shot is charged down. Easy enough take for Roberto.
    • 9' Vadillo goes on a menacing run for Betis, but he has his pocket picked as Granada hold firm.
    • 8' If Rico had followed the ball in there, it was a golden chance for the home side to grab the opening goal of the night.
    • 7' Typically sweaty night in Spain and these two sides look very evenly matched out there as Allan-Romero's ball across the goal flies behind.
    • 5' Pamarot has been booked for a late challenge on Daniel. Didn't look intentional that one.
    • 4' Mainz wins a header in the centre of the box, but can't get the power on it as Casto dives to make a comfortable stop.
    • 3' Abel wins a free-kick for the home side after a foul by Vadillo.
    • 2' Jefferson down and in a spot of bother in the opening seconds of this one. Not sure what went on there, but he is back on his feet thankfully.
    • 1' We are off and running in this one between the two newly-promoted sides.
  • Summary

    • 86' GOAL!! Lovely cross from Jonathan and Castro arrives to head home. Should be the winner for Betis. Clinical move.
    • 82' Lovely free-kick from Sevilla, but Molina nods against the bar with Roberto all over the place. So close for Betis.
    • 60' Ighalo tries to cut open the visiting side. Gets to within 25 yards of the goal before unleashing a shot that flies wide of the target. Not a bad effort from the big number seven.
    • 51' Yebda tosses over a lovely cross. Just misses the head of Ighalo. So close to the opener for Granada. Dorado did really well to get a touch on that ball.
    • 36' Mario heads wide of the goal. So close to the opening goal. Inches wide of the target for the visiting side from Sevilla's corner.
    • 26' Mario almost scores an own goal. Manages to scoop that over his own bar. Fine cross by Byom, but Betis survive. Both of these sides having a go out there.
    • 18' Benat throws an inviting cross into the box, but Castro's header is saved well by Roberto. Superb diving header, but a good stop by the keeper.
    • 15' Benat gets back well to cut out the cross by Benitez. Had to make that challenge. Superb play by Benitez for the home team.
    • 13' Abel with the corner, but Mainz's header is tipped well over by Casto. Superb stop there. Looked a goal all the way.

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  • Granada CF

    Manager: Javi García

  • Real Betis

    Manager: Pepe Mel

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