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Spanish Primera BBVA

Benito Villamarin (ATT 35,000) 29th September 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: C Delgado Ferreiro

Real Betis Real Betis vs Villarreal Villarreal

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Betis Nosa out Villarreal

Last Updated: 29/09/13 10:54pm

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Nosa Igiebor scored the only goal

Nosa Igiebor scored the only goal

Nosa Igiebor's first-half goal gave Real Betis a 1-0 win over Villarreal, who suffered their first defeat of the Primera Division season.

Igiebor pounced to slot home the rebound after Joan Verdu's initial shot had been parried in the 37th minute to give Betis just their second win of the campaign.

The Yellow Submarine could have moved above Real Madrid with victory at the Benito Villamarin and although they had a decent claim for a penalty turned down in the closing stages - a decision that led to head coach Marcelino Garcia Toral being sent to the stands - they were second best throughout.

Villarreal were denied an early lead by a fantastic double save from Guillermo Sara, who first kept out Mario Gaspar's close range effort from Manu Trigueros' corner with his feet before Soriano Bruno's rebound effort was tipped away.

It was a let-off for the hosts and they came storming back as Francisco Chica's strike from inside the area was tipped away by visiting custodian Sergio Asenjo.

The on-loan Atletico Madrid goalkeeper was then forced into action from the resulting corner, with Antonio Amaya heading into Asenjo's arms.

However, the home side took the lead eight minutes before half-time through the fast reactions of Nigeria international Igiebor.

Alvaro Vadillo's tame shot was deflected into the path of Verdu and although his shot was parried by Asenjo, Igiebor reacted quickest to slot home the rebound.

Jonathan Pereira had an excellent chance to level before half-time and although the Villarreal striker took the ball past Sara, the Betis goalkeeper managed to gather the ball at the second time of asking.

Igiebor's effort just after the break was well blocked by Mario Gaspar as Betis sought to put the game to bed, while Verdu fired over from 20 yards.

In truth it was a rather more scrappy affair in the second 45 minutes, which featured six bookings, four of which went to the home side.

However, the only dismissal was for Villarreal head coach Garcia Toral, who thought his side should have been awarded a penalty in injury-time after Javier Aquino was felled in the area by Amaya.

Referee Carlos Delgado Ferreiro was unmoved, however, and Garcia Toral's protestations from the touchline ensured he was sent to the stands for the remaining seconds.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 90
2 Barcelona 38 87
3 Real Madrid 38 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 70
5 Sevilla 38 63
6 Villarreal 38 59
7 Real Sociedad 38 59
8 Valencia 38 49
9 Celta Vigo 38 49
10 Levante 38 48
11 Malaga 38 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 43
13 Getafe 38 42
14 Espanyol 38 42
15 Granada 38 41
16 Elche 38 40
17 Almeria 38 40
18 Osasuna 38 39
19 Real Valladolid 38 36
20 Real Betis 38 25