Manuel Pellegrini gets opening win with Betis, keeper error saves Sociedad

By: Reuters |

September 13, 2020 10:51:24 pm

Real Betis gamers celebrating their purpose. (Source: @RealBetis)

Real Betis beat Alaves 1-0 on Sunday of their first recreation of the La Liga season courtesy of an injury-time purpose from Cristian Tello, giving coach Manuel Pellegrini a profitable begin in his first recreation in control of the Seville membership.

Also on Sunday, Real Sociedad earned a 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid with the assistance of a goalkeeping howler from Jordi Masip.

Tello collected a move following a brief nook and minimize inside on the sting of the realm to unleash a left-footed strike which crept contained in the close to put up.

Veteran goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a formidable debut for Betis on his return to Spain after 4 years with Manchester City and did effectively to maintain out a header from Alaves’ Rodrigo Battaglia early within the second half.

Sergio Canales had come closest for Betis with a robust free kick which hit the crossbar earlier than teeing up Tello for the decisive late purpose, which received former Real Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal coach Pellegrini off to a really perfect begin on his return to Spain after stints with Manchester City and West Ham United.

Valladolid took the lead in opposition to Sociedad within the thirty ninth minute when Michel tapped into the online following high quality work by Sergi Guardiola down the wing.

But they misplaced their lead attributable to a second of insanity from keeper Masip, who let a tame free kick from Roberto Lopez slip by means of his arms and over the road on the hour mark.

Villarreal have been in motion in opposition to promoted Huesca in a while Sunday, with Valencia then internet hosting metropolis rivals Levante.

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