First Division - Day 14

Betis 1 - Espanyol 1

Betis: Casto; Nelson, Arzu, Juanito, Monzón; Mehmet Aurelio; Damià (Diego Segura 08', Pavone 80'), Emaná, Capi, Juanma; Sergio García. 4-1-4-1.
Espanyol: Kameni; Sergio Sánchez, Jarque, Pareja, Beranger; Lola (Román Martínez 65'), Angel; Rufete (Coro 64'), De la Peña (Valdo 46'), Nené; José Callejón. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Betis: No change / Espanyol: Pareja, Lola, Rufete, De la Peña, José Callejón for Lacruz, Moisés Hurtado, Coro, Luis García, Tamudo.

1-0. 56. Emaná. Controlled Sergio García pass and struck low shot past Kameni.
1-1. 70. Coro. Picked up Nené's cross inside area and poked shot wide of Casto.

Yellow cards: Sergio Sánchez 34', Lola 49', Angel 55', Arzu 76', Emaná 80', Román 92'.

Espanyol's new coach Mané got off to a good start with a 1-1 draw at Betis, ending a run of four defeats in a row which signalled the end for Tintin Márquez. The Catalans started strongly, Juanito lucky to be let off a penalty when he handled in the area and Sergio Sánchez heading against the post. Emaná fired a couple of shots just wide, but Callejón almost gave the visitors the lead when he shot against the crossbar close to half time.

Both goals came after the break however , Emaná scoring his fifth in as many games after Sergio García set him up to put the home side in front ten minutes after the restart. Coro equalised a few minutes later after picking up a pass from Nené to beat Casto and save a point, but with none of the bottom four losing they still find themselves down in the drop zone.