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Primera División

  • December 10, 2011
  • • 19:00
  • • Estadio Benito Villamarín, Sevilla
  • Referee: Miguel Pérez Lasa
  • • Attendance: 25000

Live Commentary

  • That's it! Valencia lose to Betis! What a victory by the home side, who net twice in injury time. Thanks for joining Please stick with us for the match report and player ratings! Oh, and enjoy Real Madrid-Barcelona.
  • 90' + 4'
    Disaster central. But let's be honest, Valencia didn't deserve three points, much less one. It's been an uninspiring, dreadful performance, and Betis made them pay, winning their first game in 11 matches.
  • 90' + 3'
    Assist Juanma
  • 90' + 3'
    Goal Rubén Castro
    GOAL BETIS! Castro again! A nightmare for Valencia! Juanma, again, sets up the striker, who receives the ball in the box and fires past Alves at the death! What a celebration by the fans who are delighted!
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow Card Rubén Castro
  • 90' + 1'
    Goal Rubén Castro
    GOAL BETIS! 1-1 at the death! Ruben Castro finishes from close after a cross from Juanma hit off Topal. The attacker only had to push the ball in after Alves was caught out of place after the deflection. The home side look set to steal a point.
  • 88'
    SubstitutionRoberto Soldado Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia
  • 88'
    Aduriz comes on for Soldado. Poor showing from the attacker. Can they hold on to the advantage?
  • 85'
    Few minutes remaining as Valencia as Aduriz is ready to come on. Surely for Soldado.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionTino Costa Albelda
  • 83'
    Here comes David Albelda, the veteran. Tino Costa comes off as Valencia fans up high in the stands applaud.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionJonathan Pereira Juanma
  • 80'
    Couple subs for each side. Not much time remaining. Tino Costa is set to come off.
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Jonathan Pereira
  • 77'
    SubstitutionJonas Parejo
  • 77'
    Parejo comes on for Jonas to sure up the midfield.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionRoque Santa Cruz Jorge Molina
  • 75'
    SubstitutionPozuelo Ezequiel
  • 75'
    Valencia seem content with just holding onto the ball and wasting time. They are looking for the counter. Betis are clearly frustrated. They just can't do anything with the ball. Little time left.
  • 72'
    Emery doesn't look too happy on the side, despite the lead. His team has shown very little in attack.
  • 69'
    Just as this game was climbing the charts for most boring La Liga game of the season, finally we see a goal, though it's an own goal. A little over 20 minutes left for the home side to respond.
  • 66'
    Assist Jérémy Mathieu
  • 66'
    Own Goal Dorado
    GOAL VALENCIA! OWN GOAL! A lovely ball into the box from Costa finds Mathieu, who looks for Soldado at the back post with a low effort, but the ball finds Dorado and rolls in! 1-0!
  • 64'
    What a lovely chance for Valencia as Barragan sends in a low ball across the face of goal that Soldado slides to, but can't reach.
  • 62'
    First chance for Jonas comes for Valencia on the counter, but his low effort to the left post flies just wide.
  • 60'
    Yellow card to Barragan for a foul, but Betis' effort hits the wall. Now a change coming for Valencia as we have a half an hour left.
  • 59'
    Yellow Card Barragán
  • 57'
    What a chance wasted by Betis. Castro! After settling the ball with class on the left, the defender got by Barragan at the corner of the box before firing into Row E.
  • 54'
    Pereira has seen plenty of the ball tonight, but it looks like he is trying to do too much. He has options forward, why isn't he using them?
  • 51'
    Valencia's attack is still stagnant. They can't do anything. Jonas has seen little of the ball, and Soldado has been missing in action. Against a team that hasn't won since the fourth fixture of the season, this potential result will only put more pressure on the club.
  • 48'
    Nice stop by Alves to deny an effort from Benat, pushing it out for a corner. Betis in complete control in the early going.
  • 47'
    Yellow Card Roberto Soldado
  • 46'
    The second half is underway! No changes for either side.
  • An uneventful first half to say the least, we can only hope the second half is better. The game will resume shortly.
  • 45'
    That's the end of the first half.
  • 44'
    Betis are pushing hard before the half, but Dealbert is there again. Los Che are on their heels at the moment as we are moments away from the first half's conclusion.
  • 41'
    Solid movement down the right leads to a cross from Pozuelo that Ruiz clears.
  • 38'
    Betis are knocking the ball around now as Valencia pressure. This first half just can't end fast enough.
  • 36'
    Yellow Card Mario
  • 36'
    Victor Ruiz is off on the ball by Costa.
  • 35'
    Yellow card to Mario for a tough foul on Topal, elbowing the Turkish midfielder in the chin. Set piece coming here, but out of the range of Tino Costa for an effort on goal.
  • 33'
    First nice chance for Valencia as Victor Ruiz charges down the field before sending Soldado in on goal, but Casto does well to deny the effort, knowing exactly when to come out.
  • 31'
    Valencia don't have troubles in the back, but they do up top as Emery's frustration builds with each poor pass, each bad decision.
  • 29'
    What is the percentage of the non-Valencia and non-Betis fans sleeping is at this moment? This contest is getting more ugly by the second as Betis win a corner after a run down the right, where Dealbert cleared the threat.
  • 26'
    Yellow Card Tino Costa
  • 25'
    Yellow card to Tino Costa for a foul, and he will miss the team's next league game.
  • 23'
    At the midway point of the first half and the visitors are still aiming for their first real threat. Also, the previously injured Ever Banega is on the bench for those interested. He may get a little time towards the end of the game.
  • 20'
    Though Valencia are looking lively getting the ball forward, there is a missing element in attack. Tino Costa is seeing a lot of the ball. The problem is, Soldado isn't seeing much of it.
  • 17'
    Valencia win three straight corners on the right as they continue to push. But similar to the visitors, the home side's defence is up to the task, heading out each threat.
  • 14'
    Great chance for Betis, who nearly go up 1-0. Santa Cruz is sent through on goal towards the left post, but his shot hits off a defender and rolls by the post.
  • 11'
    Betis are pushing up the field well, looking to expose the left side. Valencia are holding strong, but look a bit out of sync. Perhaps a bit of a hangover from the loss to Chelsea?
  • 8'
    Pablo commits a foul in the Betis box. Poor start to this contest. Another foul, this time by Topal. Decent chance coming here for Betis.
  • 4'
    Little occurring in the first few minutes aside from numerous fouls. Neither team has really settled down yet.
  • 1'
    The match has begun!
  • For Valencia: Alves, Barragan, Dealbert, Ruiz, Mathieu, Topal, Tino, Pablo, Feghouli, Jonas, Soldado. As for Betis: Casto; Isidoro, Mario, Dorado, Nacho; Pozuelo, Iriney, Benat; Ruben Castro, Pereira, Santa Cruz.
  • The starting XI for each side to come shortly.
  • While most eyes are on today's encounter between Real Madrid and Barcelona, we have an important one here. Valencia are in third place in the league with 30 points, while Betis are one point above the relegation zone with 13. The home side haven't won a league game since winning their first four to start the campaign, losing all of the rest, except for one draw. Unai Emery's men are coming off a brutal 3-0 loss to Chelsea midweek in the Champions League, where they were elimanted.
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  • Welcome everyone to's LIVE text commentary. I'm Roger Gonzalez, and I'll be providing updates from today's appetizer. Valencia travel to face Real Betis in La Liga action!