Granada: Roberto; Nyom, Ilori, Murillo, Brayan Angulo; Fatau, Fran Rico, Recio; Piti (Dani Benítez 60’), El-Arabi (Riki 81’), Brahimi (Foulquier 84’). 4-3-3.
Betis: Antonio Adán; Juanfran, Amaya, N’Diaye, Jordi Figueras, Juan Carlos (Leo Baptistao 64’); Nono, Lolo Reyes (Salva Sevilla 64’), Verdú (Nosa 67’); Jorge Molina, Rubén Castro. 5-3-2.
1-0. 31. Piti. Controlled long Ilori pass and turned shot inside Adán’s near post.
Yellow cards: Nono 10’, Amaya 26’, 91’, Nyom 28’, Piti 30’, Roberto 77’, Leo Baptistao 82’, N’Diaye 85’, Riki 87’ / red cards: Dani Benítez 78’, Amaya 91’.
Betis remain firmly anchored to the foot of the table after they lost 1-0 at regional neighbours Granada in this Sunday’s mid-day match. After three defeats in a row though, the locals needed a result as well, and Brahimi and El-Arabi brought good saves out of Adán early on. Roberto had to be at his best to keep out Jorge Molina, but with just over half an hour gone Piti ran on to a long ball from Ilori to open the scoring. Castro and Molina tested Roberto again either side of half time, and the local keeper made the save of the day from Leo Baptistao later on in the second half. But although Granada had to play the last quarter of an hour or so with ten men after substitute Dani Benítez got himself sent off for a hard tackle on Juanfran, they held on for a win which takes them six points clear of the drop zone. Another nail in the coffin though for Betis, who also had Amaya sent off in injury time, and they end the day ten points away from safety.