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Spanish Primera BBVA

Benito Villamarin (ATT 28,000) 12th January 2014 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: F Teixeira Vitienes

Real Betis Real Betis vs Osasuna Osasuna

Real Betis 1

Nono (S/O 38)
J Molina (80)


Osasuna 2

R Torres (2)
Jordi (og 57)
Andres (S/O 60)

Further woe for Betis

Last Updated: 12/01/14 6:27pm

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Roberto Torres: Was on the mark for Osasuna

Roberto Torres: Was on the mark for Osasuna

Real Betis remained cast adrift at the bottom of the Primera Division standings after they were beaten 2-1 at home by Osasuna in a game which saw both sides finish with 10 men.

Roberto Torres fired Osasuna ahead in only the second minute with Betis put under further pressure seven minutes before the break when Nono was sent off for his second bookable offence for a foul on Oriol Riera.

The problems continued for Betis with a 57th-minute own goal from Jordi Figueras putting Osasuna 2-0 up. Then, shortly after, the home side missed a penalty through Ruben Castro following a challenge by Andres Fernandez which saw the Osasuna goalkeeper sent off.

Jorge Molina Vidal did pull a goal back for Betis in the 80th minute but it was not enough to close the gap on second-bottom Rayo Vallecano or next-best Real Valladolid, who are both six points to the good in the other two relegation places.

The omens were bad for Betis pretty much from kick-off when Torres headed in the opening goal from close range in just the second minute.

Leo Baptistao forced three good saves from Osasuna keeper Fernandez in the first half-hour, but could not find the breakthrough, with any momentum lost when Nono was shown red in the 38th minute.

Jordi made the situation all the more desperate for Betis when he inadvertently prodded in Damia Abella's cross, but Castro should have done better from the penalty spot when he was brought down by Fernandez.

Substitute keeper Asier Riesgo's first action of the match was to face Castro's penalty, after Reira made way for the visitors, but Castro made the job easy as his strike hit the bar.

Molina's consolation came 10 minutes from time but Betis were unable to find another breakthrough to salvage a point.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 38 94
2 Real Madrid 38 92
3 Atletico Madrid 38 78
4 Valencia 38 77
5 Sevilla 38 76
6 Villarreal 38 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 55
8 Celta Vigo 38 51
9 Malaga 38 50
10 Espanyol 38 49
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 46
13 Elche 38 41
14 Levante 38 37
15 Getafe 38 37
16 Deportivo La Coruna 38 35
17 Granada 38 35
18 Eibar 38 35
19 Almeria 38 32
20 Cordoba 38 20