First Division - Day 18

Osasuna 5 - Betis 1

Osasuna: Ricardo; Javier Flaño, Cruchaga, Josetxo, Corrales; David López (Juanlu 76'), Puñal, Raúl García, Juanfran (Valdo 70'); Soldado (Webó 64'), Milosevic. 4-4-2.
Betis: Contreras; Miguel Angel, Juanito, Rivas (Fernando 58'), Nano (Fernando Vega 33'); Vogel, Marcos Assunçao, Arzu; Sobis, Capi, Edu (Robert 70'). 4-3-3.

Team changes: Osasuna: Raúl García for Nekounam / Betis: Nano, Vogel for Fernando Vega, Fernando.

1-0. 16. Soldado. Turned ball wide of Contreras from Corrales cross.
2-0. 30. Puñal. Fired shot in off Rivas after Juanfran laid ball back.
2-1. 45. Arzu. Ran on to Capi's lofted pass to shoot wide of Ricardo.
3-1. 58. David López. Volley past keeper after Soldado chested back García cross.
4-1. 59. Soldado. Picked up ball outside area and ran round keeper to score.
5-1. 73. Webó. Got above defence to head Puñal's outswinging corner into net.

Osasuna bounced back from their defeat at Real Sociedad last week to thrash Betis 5-1 and move up to eighth in the table. Soldado went close in the first minute, and a quarter of an hour later he poked a shot past Contreras to open the scoring after a good run by Corrales. Puñal made it two on the half hour mark with a shot which took a wicked deflection off Rivas, but Arzu got one back on the stroke of half time after controlling a pass from Capi before beating Ricardo.

The visitors tried their luck with a couple of long effort after the restart, but David López restored the two goal cushion with an impressive volley after Soldado chested back a cross from the left. A minute later the ex Real Madrid striker got his second of the night, and Ziganda gave him a rest to bring on Webó. And the new man got in on the act as well, heading home a corner for his side's fifth, and then just failing to beat a desperate Contreras with a chipped shot. It was a heavy first defeat for Betis's new coach Luis Fernández, and the Andalusians stay down in the bottom three.