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Real Betis defeats Real Sociedad 1-0 in La Liga action

IANS  |  Seville (Spain) 

A first half goal from Dominican left back on Sunday led to a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad, who saw its victorious run end at two matches.

Betis revealed its intention in the early going against a team that was missing many of its regular starters, including Spanish defenders Aritz Elustondo, and Raul Navas, which undermined its impressive run playing away from home, reports news.

Although Betis controlled the ball, gradually gained confidence and approached the home side's goal, but neither team was able to draw blood by the half-hour mark.

On the first attempt on the goal off a corner, Betis managed to open the scoring in the 33rd minute, when an unmarked fired home.

had to pull themselves together and tried to hit back as Spanish forward had the equalizer between his legs, if not for a nice save by Spanish

Shortly after Sandro's attempt, Real Sociedad's Spanish was set up for a one-on-one situation against Lopez, who saved the day.

Post intermission, Betis sought to regain control of the game after being under pressure during the final stretch of the first half, while Sociedad went for the equalizer.

However, Lopez prevented Sociedad from finding the back of the net as he made two nice saves back to back; first on a shot by Sandro and then a header from Brazilian striker

After the win, Betis temporarily holds the tenth spot in table with 19 points, on goal differential behind Sociedad.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 21:18 IST
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