Villarreal passes first and Betis falls to the Conference League | Soccer | Sports

Villarreal’s agonizing and bumpy move as leader of its group, which will make it directly enter the round of 16 tie of the Europa League, which will be played in the month of March (the 9th and 16th). 2-3 victory against a Rennes team that was worth a draw and saw the VAR disallow a goal in the 102nd minute due to a bizarre action. Le Fée launched a free kick into the top corner and the ball came directly to him on the rebound. The play continued and ended with a goal from Assignon. The VAR warned the Turkish referee Atilla Karaoglan and he, who had a very discreet performance throughout the entire match, annulled the goal due to an indirect free kick. It was the surreal culmination of a match that reached the aforementioned 102nd minute due to Gabbia’s injury in the 96th minute. The center-back had to leave the field concussed and on a stretcher after a collision with his teammate Albiol.

Major disappointment for Betis in their stadium, the Benito Villamarín, against Rangers, who went first. The Andalusian team fell to third place after losing to the Scottish team (2-3) and Sparta was second, beating Aris de Thessaloniki (1-3). The green and white will play in the Conference League. Betis was very soft in defense and accused the loss of Guido Rodríguez due to injury. Marc Roca had to play center back and was quite unfortunate. It was a crazy match, with many alternatives, that ended with the Andalusian elimination from the Europa League.

Very rough game between Rennes and Villarreal. The intensity of the French team’s play caused a good number of frictions with the yellow team players, which were very poorly resolved by the referee Karaoglan, who was completely overwhelmed by the situation. Marcelino’s men touched the ball well and found a lot of reward in a naive action by Belocian, who stepped on Baena. The play was inside the area and the VAR notified the referee. Gerard Moreno scored from a penalty.

There began the referee’s recital, who reprimanded the striker for his celebration, well known in Spain and less so in Europe. As soon as he took the cross, Assignon received a long ball and scored under Reina’s legs.

The 1-1 was in Rennes’ interests to secure first place. Everything was too confusing and muddled in the final stretch of the first half. Baena was pushed into the area by Assingon and the VAR notified the referee. The referee, who showed six yellow cards in the first act, whistled for a foul on Baena himself when the Spaniards were expecting a penalty in their favor.

Villarreal reacted after the break. He scored the second goal in a great action by Akhomach. The clash entered into a very interesting exchange of blows. Rennes went on the attack and achieved the tie in the 79th minute with a good shot from Blas. It was Parejo who culminated a great collective play by Villarreal in attack to make the final 2-3.

Betis was a disaster in defense against a Rangers team that was very effective. The Scots took the lead on the scoreboard, taking advantage of the weaknesses at the back of an Andalusian team that did not make a single foul in the first half. Betis did react in attack, since at half-time it was 2-2 and they threw two balls into the woodwork. A goal from Roofe in the 78th minute made it 2-3 for Rangers. Betis could not react.

Isco speaks clearly

Leverkusen completed a great group stage, winning all their games. West Ham, Brigthon, Liverpool, Atalanta and Slavia Prague qualified as group winners.

“We have given away and we have this face left. They have scored three goals against us in four arrivals. That cannot happen in Europe. We have not been up to par. We are forced to go for the Conference,” said Isco, one of Betis’ best players, who ended up exhausted. “We have failed, now it’s time to see what this team is made of,” concluded the man from Malaga.

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2023-12-14 22:35:00
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