Joel and Borja sign up and Betis gets closer to Europe

The Madrid goalkeeper saves and another goal from Panda, the third in two games, defeating an Osasuna who had more chances but failed to finish.


Betis is approaching the European positions after beating Osasuna and opening February as January ended. A 2021 in which in addition to a stellar Channels, he begins to find those two pillars of any winning team: a safe goalkeeper and a striker who scores. Joel Robles made Osasuna bitter, better than the Verdiblancos during many phases of the match, and Borja Iglesias scored the winning goal in the final stretch, when there was time for very little. It is the third goal for the Galician in two games after deciding the eighth of the Cup in extra time against Real Sociedad.

Joel was also tremendous before the txuri-urdin. Two hands in hand in the first half and another in the second saved the Madrid goalkeeper by becoming a giant against the same enemy, Jonathan Calleri, one of those forwards full of virtues who lacks, it is not little, something more than good before the goal contrary. Always at rest before the break, Betis barely hit once but with a lot of danger. Canales crossed and Loren finished off the post. An offside disabled Víctor Ruiz, who had scored in the rejection.

Jagoba Arrasate was raging in the band at the beginning of the second half, when Rubén García had thrown off a point-blank header and Calleri finished his recital of failures before the rival goalkeeper. By inertia, Betis stepped on the opposite area more in the second half, but his goal did not come in positional play but in a counter that of Tello and Canales that culminated only against Sergio Herrera with a magnificent mince Borja Iglesias (1-0, 78 '). Osasuna had had his moment, which he did not return, although he threw himself up and had some for the tie. Borja was also able to score the second, with an empty goal but too far after a mistake by Sergio Herrera in clearing.


Arrasate: "It was a very good opportunity to forgive 4 times"

The Osasuna coach, Jagoba Arrasate, regretted this Monday, after the defeat by the minimum (1-0) in the Betis field, that the Navarrese have "lost a a very good opportunity "because of having" forgiven four very clear occasions ", something that his team has" paid for ".

"You make a mistake and lose an opportunity, this is what happened, but we have to get up to think about the next game", said the Biscayan coach.

Arrasate has been "satisfied" by Osasuna's performance at Benito Villamarín, a match from which it is possible to "rescue almost everything, except the result and some specific error", but stressed that "the first hour has been very good" although "It is true that they have improved with the changes" .

The rojillo coach considered that his players have "played a great game, they have played to add", which leaves him "more annoyed" by the feeling of having suffered "an unfair defeat, but we must continue," he said.

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