February 11, 2013
Win drought continues for Betis
|Real Betis||Real Valladolid|
|Real Betis||Real Valladolid|
|13 Adrián San Miguel del Castillo||13 Daniel Hernandez|
|8 Rubén Pérez||16 Lluis Sastre|
|23 Perez Nacho||24 Mikel Balenziaga|
|12 Paulão||5 Henrique Sereno Fonseca|
|2 Francisco Chica Torres||2 Antonio Rukavina|
|29 Nono||11 Daniel Larsson|
|10 Beñat||6 Jesús Rueda|
|4 Antonio Amaya||15 Alberto Bueno|
|15 Joel Campbell||9 Javi Guerra|
|22 Dorlan Pabon||10 Óscar González|
|19 Jorge Molina||18 Alvaro Rubio|
|7 Ángel López||Valdet Rama 23|
|16 Damien Perquis||Baraja 8|
|3 Mario||Manucho 25|
|1 Casto||Carlos Gonzalez Peña 17|
|18 Guillermo Molins||Jaime Jiménez Merlo 1|
|17 Juan Carlos||Omar Ramos 14|
|32 Manu Palancar||Lolo 27|
|Juan Carlos for Dorlan Pabon (66)||Omar Ramos for Alberto Bueno (55)|
|Guillermo Molins for Nono (80)||Lolo for Daniel Larsson (74)|
|Carlos Gonzalez Peña for Óscar González (76)|
|Antonio Amaya (82)||Henrique Sereno Fonseca (17)|
|Antonio Rukavina (28)|
|Javi Guerra (40)|
|Lluis Sastre (65)|
|Antonio Amaya (90)||Antonio Rukavina (75)|
|· Squads: Real Betis | Real Valladolid|
Real Betis' winless run stretched to four games as they lost a little more ground on the European race in a goalless draw at home with Valladolid.
Wasteful shooting was to blame as Betis carved out a succession of chances but rarely tested Daniel Hernandez in the Valladolid goal.
An early bath for Antonio Rukavina in the 75th minute should have aided their cause but the frustration mounted and instead the numbers ended even with Antonio Amaya sent off in injury time.
Betis made much of the early running but Jorge Molina headed a chance wide before Dorlan Pabon's long-range effort missed the target.
At the other end, Henrique Sereno could not get his header on goal from a corner.
Molina missed with another shot from distance and it was not until the 19th minute that Hernandez was called on to make a save, comfortably dealing with Pabon's 30-yard shot.
He made a better save to keep out Benat Etxebarria's attempted lob, back-pedalling to push it over the bar.
However, Betis were not doing enough to worry the goalkeeper, with efforts from Junior Paulao, Joel Campbell and Molina all missing the target before half-time.
That pattern continued in the second period with Molina spraying a shot left of the upright before Junior headed wide from a corner.
Hernandez palmed Molina's close-range effort over from a corner just after the hour mark, and moments later Campbell failed to make proper contact when well placed.
Jose Nono then blazed over as the wasted chances mounted.
They were given what should have been a helping hand in the 75th minute when Rukavina fouled Juan Carlos Perez Lopez to earn a second yellow card, but failed to take advantage.
Molina somehow fired over from close range before Etxebarria mis-hit a shot.
San Miguel had been a virtual spectator in the Betis goal but had to be alert to keep out Javi Guerra's shot in the 88th minute.
Time was running out but there were still chances for Betis, Hernandez turning Campbell's shot around the post before Molina saw a header cleared off the line by Jesus Rueda.
The breakthrough never came and Amaya took out his frustration on Mikel Balenziaga in injury time, earning a second yellow card to even the numbers.