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January 21, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
Estadio Benito Villamarín — Sevilla
Referee:‬ Miguel Ayza‎
Attendance:‬ 42000‎
 
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Real Betis 1-1 Athletic Bilbao: Aduriz earns a point despite Adrian's heroics

The hosts took just two minutes to take the lead through Ruben Castro's penalty, but the visitors equalised shortly before the break and will probably feel they deserved the win

By Joe Wright

Ruben Castro - Betis
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Betis had goalkeeper Adrian to thank as they held on for a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Monday night.

The hosts had taken the lead after just two minutes when Ruben Castro fired home from the spot after Salva Sevilla was felled by Gorka Iraizoz, but Aritz Aduriz equalised shortly before the interval and Marcelo Bielsa's side can consider themselves unlucky not to have claimed all three points in Andalusia.

Betis went into the encounter in high spirits after their 2-0 win over Levante, and they wasted no time in making their mark against an inconsistent Bilbao side. Iraizoz inexplicably rushed from goal and took out Salva Sevilla, allowing Ruben Castro to fire high into the top corner from the penalty spot.

Bilbao began to grow into the match and Adrian made his first impressive save of the night when he parried Ander Herrera's stinging drive from the edge of the area, before Iker Muniain's clever run and shot was blocked by Marco Amaya.

Shortly before the break, the visitors found themselves on level terms, as the excellent Herrera picked out Aritz  Aduriz with a superb pass, allowing the striker to lift the ball over the on-rushing Adrian and into the net.

Bilbao started the second half as impressively as they finished the first, but Betis carved out the first meaningful chance of the second phase, when Amaya somehow contrived to send his effort wide when unmarked in the area shortly before the hour mark.

The visitors controlled most of the half and Betis had to rely on their keeper to keep scores level as the match wore on. First, Adrian parried a bullet header from Aduriz, before Susaeta skipped into the area only to be denied by the 26-year-old.

But he saved his best until last: in injury time, Ibai Gomez's cross was turned goalwards by Oscar de Marcos, and Adrian showed incredibly agility to claw the ball away from goal and safeguard his side's share of the spoils.

The result leaves Betis in fourth place, while Bilbao climb above Real Zaragoza into 13th.


Betis

2
Chica
Defender
3.50
-
Mario
Defender
46′
3.00
4
Amaya
Defender
56′
2.50
-
Ángel
Defender
3.00
7
Beñat
Midfielder
21′
2.50
14
Salva Sevilla
Midfielder
39′
3.00
21
José Cañas
Midfielder
65′ 67′
2.50
11
Joel Campbell
Striker
14′
3.50
19
Jorge Molina
Striker
3.00
24
Rubén Castro
Striker
2′
3.00

Athletic Bilbao

2.00
1
Iraizoz
Goalkeeper
1′
3.50
15
3.00
23
Borja Ekiza
Defender
3.00
4
2.50
8
Iturraspe
Midfielder
75′
3.00
14
Susaeta
Midfielder
4.00
21
Ander Herrera
Midfielder
41′
2.50
18
2.50
10
3.00
19
Muniain
Striker
79′
3.50
20

Substitutes

13
Casto
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Dorado
Defender
 - 
3
Paulao
Defender
46′
3.00
6
Rubén Pérez
Midfielder
67′ 71′
2.50
7
Vadillo
Midfielder
 - 
8
Nono
Midfielder
39′
2.50
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
13
 - 
-
Ramalho
Midfielder
3.50
15
Aurtenetxe
Defender
46′
 - 
26
 - 
2
Toquero
Striker
 - 
14
 - 
11

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Red Card
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
27 5
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0