ATLETICO Madrid managed to score three points by silencing Real Betis with three unanswered goals in the continuous La Liga Week 12 game at Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday (10/31) WIB night.
Three of Atletico’s goals were scored by Yannick Carrasco, one own goal from German Pezzella and Joao Felix.
With the addition of three points, Atlético moved up to fourth place in the table with 22 points in 11 games while Real Betis fell to fifth place with 21 points in 12 games.
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Playing in front of their own fans, Atletico immediately tried to put pressure on Betis’ defense by dominating possession.
Atletico got several chances in the opening 20 minutes of the first half. However, they struggled to score goals.
It wasn’t until the 26th minute that Atletico opened the scoring. Receiving Griezmann’s pass, Carrasco dribbled into the box and beat Betis’ defense before firing a shot that Bravo couldn’t stop.
Atletico’s goal advantage lasted until the end of the first half.
After the break, Atlético continued to press to increase their advantage.
Luis Suarez had a chance in the 47th minute, but his header was just off the mark.
Betis then fired back in the 54th minute with a header from Willian Jose, but the ball was off target either.
In the 62nd minute, Griezmann provided a through pass to Luis Suarez who escaped the offside trap, but the 35-year-old striker’s strike failed to beat Bravo.
The hosts then doubled their lead in the 63rd minute after Griezmann’s corner was cleared by Germany’s Pezzella, but the ball went into its own net without being able to stop Bravo.
Betis tried to catch up. However, they had to concede for the third time in the 80th minute.
Recovering a deep pass from Carrasco, Joao Felix escaped the offside trap and entered the penalty area before shooting into the right corner of Betis’ goal.
The goal was disallowed by the referee, but was confirmed after a VAR check.
Los Rojiblancos’ three-goal advantage lasted until the end of the game. (Ant / OL-1)