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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 35 87
2 Real Madrid 35 85
3 Atletico Madrid 35 76
4 Valencia 35 72
5 Sevilla 35 69
6 Villarreal 35 54
7 Athletic Bilbao 35 48
8 Malaga 35 47
9 Espanyol 35 46
10 Celta Vigo 34 45
11 Real Sociedad 35 43
12 Rayo Vallecano 35 43
13 Elche 35 40
14 Getafe 35 36
15 Levante 35 35
16 Eibar 35 31
17 Almeria 34 31
18 Deportivo La Coruna 35 30
19 Granada 35 28
20 Cordoba 35 20