Saturday November 19, 2011 Day 13 Finished El Madrigal

Villarreal CF 1 - 0 Real Betis

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  1. Valero condemns Betis to defeat

    Valero condemns Betis to defeat

    Real Betis saw their winless La Liga run extended to eight games after Borja Valero struck in a 1-0 win for Villarreal at El Madrigal. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Villarreal CF
    • Real Betis
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle. A 1-0 win for the home side. Was not pretty, but they get over the finishing line. Three points for Villarreal from this contest.
    • 89' Going to be three minutes added to this match.
    • 88' Senna straight into the action as he is brought down by Santa Cruz.
    • 87' A standing ovation from the home fans for Valero's fine finish that is likely to seal the three points for his side.
    • 86' Another change for the home side to waste a few more minute as Valero departs to be replaced by Marcos Senna.
    • 84' Villarreal will be a point ahead of Betis in the table with this victory.
    • 83' Molina attempts a pass through the middle, but Pozuelo takes off too early and is deemed to be offside.
    • 81' Villarreal happy to try to run down the clock as Valero is taken out of the game late by Matilla.
    • 79' Change coming then for Villarreal as De Guzman departs to be replaced by Joselu.
    • 77' Montero brings down De Guzman with a late challenge. Marco Ruben caught offside from Valero's pass.
    • 76' Valero's delivery is nodded away by Betis before Marco Ruben is caught offside seconds later.
    • 75' Valero taken out of the game late by Nacho. Free-kick chance for the home team.
    • 74' Valero booked for a late foul on Ustaritz. High boot. No complaints from him.
    • 73' The home side all shuffling their pack with Marchena taking over from Perez.
    • 72' Change for Betis as Roque Santa Cruz replaces Castro for the visiting side.
    • 71' Neat play by Molina to play in Castro, but his effort is blocked before Castro fouls Musacchio seconds later.
    • 69' Pozuelo is in need of a bit of treatment out there.
    • 68' Musacchio is going to be booked for a late tackle on Casto. No complaints there after the keeper raced off his line to clear the danger.
    • 66' Almost the second for Villarreal. Superb delivery from De Guzman, but Casto dives to block Bruno's header from close range.
    • 64' Valero does better at the other end. Wins space for himself from the edge of the area, but a fine stop by Casto to nudge the ball over.
    • 63' Matilla decides to try his luck from distance, but can't keep the shot down as it flies over the bar.
    • 61' Decent dead ball by Valero, but Ruben can't get the right connection as his header clears the bar.
    • 60' Valero clipped late out wide and Villarreal can throw in another free-kick.
    • 59' Ruben smashes a shot from distance wide of the target. Never really got hold of the shot. Villarreal remain 1-0 ahead in this match.
    • 57' De Guzman guilty of felling Matilla out wide, but the free-kick comes to nothing. More frustration for the visiting team.
    • 56' A change for Betis as Montero is wheeled on to take over from Benat.
    • 54' Ruben races through the middle for the home side, but Casto reacts quickest to race from his line in clearing the danger.
    • 52' Villarreal scamper up on the park with Betis exposed, but the shot is poor from the edge of the area as De Guzman lifts the ball over the ball. Chance lost.
    • 51' Benat drives another effort at the Villarreal goal, but is again found wanting as the ball drifts wide of target.
    • 49' A change at the break for Betis with Matilla replacing Iriney for the visitors.
    • 47' Betis trying to find the equaliser early in this second half. Betis with nine shots at goal compared to four by Villarreal.
    • 46' Villarreal get the second half off and running.
    • 45' Whistle sounds and Villarreal are holding a 1-0 lead against the side from Seville. Decent outing from the home team.
    • 44' No time to be added to this half as Perez thumps a shot over the Betis bar.
    • 43' Looks like the home side are going to hold onto their lead at the break.
    • 42' A booking for Marco Ruben after he challenges Canas late in the air.
    • 40' Bent takes the ball for a run in the home half before walloping the ball well over the bar. Poor, poor stuff for him. Villarreal will take those all day long.
    • 38' Ruben Castro is booked for diving in the home area. No complaints about that decision.
    • 37' Molina squnaders another glorious chance for Betis as he lifts the ball from the free-kick over the bar. Should have been 1-1 fropm 12 yards out or so. Slack marking in that home defence.
    • 36' Bruno picks up a booking for a foul on Isidoro.
    • 34' Betis certainly putting in some effort to find this equaliser despite that run of seven games without a win.
    • 33' Iriney smacks a volley at the home goal from the edge of the box, but he clips the ball over the bar.
    • 31' Decent running by Nacho for the visiting team. Has looked lively out wide, but just failing to come up with the telling ball in the the final third.
    • 29' Molina almost forces home the equaliser, but fine defending by Gonzalo to halt the run of the visiting attacker.
    • 27' Benat drives the free-kick at goal, but that is a poor effort as the ball comes back off the wall. Chance lost for the visiting side.
    • 25' Free-kick comes to nothing for Villarreal, who pass themselves out of trouble at the back. Too many passes going all over the place at the moment.
    • 24' Valero taken out by the late challenge of Iriney. Free-kick to the home side
    • 22' Lovely move to lift the ball over the visiting goalkeeper as Villarreal look to break again.
    • 21' GOAL! Valero thumps home the pass from Ruben, and the home side have the lead in this one. Excellent counter attacking move as Villarreal make Betis pay.
    • 18' Benat goes for goal from distance. Got hold of that effort with his right foot, but Diego Lopez dives to make an excellent stop.
    • 16' Jorge Molina tries a right footbed shot from a difficult angle on the left of the box, but his shot his charged down. Lovely pass from Nacho as Betis finally show their class.
    • 14' Betis have failed to score in their last four Liga fixtures; they have never gone five consecutive top-flight games without finding the net.
    • 13' Dorado tries a through ball, but Castro goes too early and is caught offside.
    • 11' Ruben decides to try his luck from distance. Not the easiest chance in the world as Betis again survive that home attack.
    • 9' Villarreal are unbeaten without star striker Giuseppe Rossi this season in the league, winning once and drawing once.
    • 7' Iriney guilty of bringing down Valero, who wins the free-kick in his own half.
    • 6' Villarreal’s three wins in nine home games against Betis in the top flight have all been by a one goal margin.
    • 5' Gonzalo sees a right footed shot blocked. Decent play by Borja Valero as he supplies the cross. The home side on the attack early on.
    • 1' We are off and running at El Madrigal in this match.
    • 16.55 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Villarreal against Real Betis.
  • Summary

    • 66' Almost the second for Villarreal. Superb delivery from De Guzman, but Casto dives to block Bruno's header from close range.
    • 64' Valero does better at the other end. Wins space for himself from the edge of the area, but a fine stop by Casto to nudge the ball over.
    • 37' Molina squnaders another glorious chance for Betis as he lifts the ball from the free-kick over the bar. Should have been 1-1 fropm 12 yards out or so. Slack marking in that home defence.
    • 29' Molina almost forces home the equaliser, but fine defending by Gonzalo to halt the run of the visiting attacker.
    • 21' GOAL! Valero thumps home the pass from Ruben, and the home side have the lead in this one. Excellent counter attacking move as Villarreal make Betis pay.
    • 18' Benat goes for goal from distance. Got hold of that effort with his right foot, but Diego Lopez dives to make an excellent stop.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Villarreal CF

    Manager: Juan Carlos Garrido

  • Real Betis

    Manager: Pepe Mel

  • Line-up

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