First Division - Day 21

Deportivo 1 – Betis 1

Deportivo: Lux; Juanfran, Arribas, Sidnei (Albentosa 67’), Luisinho; Celso Borges, Mosquera; Carles Gil (Ola John 80’), Emre Çolak, Fayçal Fajr (Joselu 74’); Andone. 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Adán; Piccini, Mandi, Pezzella, Tosca, Durmisi; Brasanac (Rafa Navarro 86’), Rubén Pardo (Alex Martínez 82’), Ryan Donk (Petros 62‘), Dani Ceballos; Sanabria. 5-4-1.

0-1. 70. Piccini. Angled shot off Borges after Pardo corner came out to him.
1-1. 92. Celso Borges (penalty). After Pezzella brought down Borges in area.

Yellow cards: Carles Gil 21’, Andone 33’, Ryan Donk 35’, Rubén Pardo 40’, Dani Ceballos 51’, Mosquera 86’, Adán 90’, Pezzella 92’, Mandi 92’, Albentosa 94’, Alex Martínez 95’

Match originally postponed due to adverse weather conditions, and damage caused to the roof of the Riazor stadium by high winds.

Deportivo and Betis drew 1-1 in a match which was postponed from week 21 due to bad weather, the result taking both teams further away from the drop zone. Brasanac went close for the visitors a couple of times early on, and Mandi turned an Andone cross against his own upright later on in the first half. Visiting keeper Adán had to save from Juanfran and Çolak either side of half time, but Piccini fired the visitors in to the lead following a Rubén Pardo corner with twenty minutes to go. However with an away win seemingly on the cards the referee awarded the Galicians a hotly disputed penalty when Celso Borges fell under a challenge from Pezzella, and Borges himself stepped up to slot home the resulting spot kick.