Borja Iglesias scores a brace in Betis’ 2-1 win against Girona

The Verdiblancos, with two goals from Borja Iglesias, beat Girona 2-1 in the match corresponding to date 6 in Spain – LaLiga Santander 2022-2023. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Borja Iglesias (14′ 1T, from a penalty and 25′ 2T). While the away goal was made by Arnau Martinez (6′ 1T).

A great play by Girona, 6 minutes into the first half, was the one that moved the scoreboard thanks to Arnau Martinez. Miguel Gutiérrez sent a cross, which dominated the wheel and kicked past Rui Dantas da Silva.

The best player of the match was Borja Iglesias. The Betis attacker scored 2 goals, shot at the opposite goal 3 times and made 10 correct passes.

Miguel Gutiérrez was another of the key players. The Girona midfielder was precise with 94 effective passes and stole 9 balls.

The process of the game was very disputed, with few spaces for game creation. There were 3 cautioned: Bernardo Espinosa, Miguel Gutiérrez and Oriol Romeu. He was expelled for a straight red, Míchel in the 20th minute of the first half.

Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini proposed a 4-5-1 formation with Rui Silva in goal; Martín Montoya, Germán Pezzella, Luiz Felipe and Álex Moreno in the defensive line; Guido Rodríguez, William Carvalho, Luiz Henrique, Sergio Canales and Rodri in the middle; and Borja Iglesias in attack.

For its part, Miguel Sánchez Muñoz’s team took the field with a 3-4-3 scheme with Juan Carlos under the three sticks; Santiago Bueno, Bernardo Espinosa and Juanpe in defense; Arnau Martinez, Oriol Romeu, Aleix García and Miguel Gutiérrez in midfield; and Rodrigo Riquelme, Valentín Castellanos and Reinier up front.

Miguel Ortiz Arias was the referee who directed the match at the Benito Villamarín stadium.

The Verdiblancos’ next game in the championship will be away against Celta, while Girona will host Real Sociedad.

With this result, the host of the match reaches 15 points and is in third place. For its part, the away team remains at 7 units and is in eleventh place in the tournament.

Note and image source: DataFactory

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