First Division - Day 26

Betis 2 – Rayo Vallecano 2

Betis: Adán; Molinero (Fabián 82‘), Pezzella, Bruno, Vargas; Joaquín (Cejudo 62‘), Petros, Dani Ceballos, Musonda; Jorge Molina (Leandro Damiao 57‘), Rubén Castro. 4-4-2.
Rayo: Juan Carlos; Quini, Zé Castro (Joni Montiel 46’), Diego Llorente, Tito; Trashorras, Iturra; Embarba (Amaya 72‘), Piti, Bebé; Miku (Manucho 46‘). 4-2-3-1.

1-0. 14. Rubén Castro. Steered header past Juan Carlos from Molinero cross.
2-0. 28. Rubén Castro. Header from close up after Molina headed on corner.
2-1. 48. Manucho. Got above marker to head Trashorras cross past Adán.
2-2. 51. Manucho. Acrobatic shot after Diego Llorente free kick headed on.

Yellow cards: Trashorras 61’, Dani Ceballos 63’, Diego Llorente 70’, Quini 75’, Petros 94’.

For the second week in a row Rayo Vallecano came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against a team from Sevilla, this time hosts Betis going two up before the visitors pegged them back. Rubén Castro scored twice in the first half hour, the opener with a header past Juan Carlos from Molinero’s cross, and the second from close up after Jorge Molina headed on a corner. However Paco Jémez made two attacking changes at the break, and substitute Manucho scored twice in the next six minutes, the first from a Trashorras centre, and the second an acrobatic shot after a corner was headed on. The Andalusians should have won it after that though, Juan Carlos almost letting an Iturra back pass into his own net, Damiao missing a sitter from a yard out, and Dani Ceballos firing a shot against the woodwork, but in the end they had to settle for a point which keeps them two points above their opponents in the table.