First Division - Day 23

Granada 4 - Betis 1

Granada: Ochoa; Foulquier, Hongla, Ingason, Gastón Silva, Héctor (Isaac Cuenca 72‘); Carcela-González (Panagiotis Kone 79‘), Uche Agbo, Wakaso (Samper 70’), Andreas Pereira; Adrián Ramos. 5-4-1.
Betis: Adán; Piccini (Cejudo 70’), Mandi, Ryan Donk (Sanabria 46’), Tosca, Durmisi; Petros, Rubén Pardo, Jonas Martin; Alex Alegría (Nahuel 61’), Rubén Castro. 5-3-2.

1-0. 18. Carcela. Picked up Wakaso pass and ran on to shoot across Adán.
2-0. 28. Adrián Ramos. Far post header down past keeper from Héctor cross.
3-0. 33. Andreas Pereira. On the follow up after Adán blocked Carcela shot.
4-0. 64. Adrián Ramos. Bundled shot past Adán after Pereira laid ball across.
4-1. 75. Petros. Stooped to head Durmisi corner past Ochoa and inside far post.

Yellow cards: Wakaso 40’, Jonas Martin 49’, Andreas Pereira 55’, Adrián Ramos 62’, Uche Agbo 81’ / red cards: Nahuel 66’, Andreas Pereira 66’.

Granada moved to within two points of safety pending the rest of the weekend games after a 4-1 victory over neighbours Betis in the Friday night game. The visitors started well, Rubén Castro firing a shot wide, but a few minutes later Carcela-González opened the scoring after Wakaso won the ball in midfield to put him through. In the next 15 minutes Lucas Alcaráz’s side added two more, Adrián Ramos heading in Héctor’s cross, his first goal for his new club, and Andreas Pereira turning the rebound back in to the net after Adán saved from Carcela. Some twenty minutes in to the second half Ramos made it four, hooking the ball past Adán after the keeper saved his first shot, and a couple of minutes later Nahuel and Pereira were both sent off after clashing following a hard tackle by the substitute. Petros head one back with a quarter of an hour to go, and Castro had an injury time strike ruled out for offside, but it was too late to prevent a fifth straight away defeat for Víctor’s side.