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Cristian Tello Scores Late Goal as Real Betis beat Alaves to Win La Liga Opener

Real Betis (Photo Credit: AP)

Cristian Tello scored 4 minutes into stoppage time as Real Betis beat Alaves 1-Zero in La Liga.

  • Associated Press
  • Last Updated: September 14, 2020, 8:48 AM IST


Substitute Cristian Tello scored 4 minutes into stoppage time to present Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis a 1-Zero opening win at Alaves within the Spanish league on Sunday.

Tello entered the match late and scored the winner with a low left-footed shot from exterior the realm in Real Betis’ first official match below Chilean coach Pellegrini.

Veteran Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo additionally had a profitable debut with Real Betis, holding a clear sheet. Tello got here by with the winner within the last minute of added time. Tello had come off the bench within the 82nd minute.

The sport was initially scheduled to happen on Monday however was moved to the weekend after a scheduling dispute between the Spanish league and the Spanish soccer federation, which is towards enjoying matches on Mondays and Fridays. Friday’s sport between Granada and Athletic Bilbao additionally was moved to the weekend.

The league kicked off with three matches on Saturday. Defending champion Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Europa League champion Sevilla had their first-round matches postponed to present them extra relaxation time after their participation in European competitions in August. Barcelona, Atltico and Sevilla additionally will not play within the second spherical.

The season began with out followers due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spain just lately noticed a surge in coronavirus instances and has recorded greater than 29,700 confirmed deaths with Covid-19.


Real Sociedad salvaged a 1-1 opening draw because of a mistake by Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip, who let a ball slip by after a easy free-kick into the realm.

Roberto Lpez Alcaide was credited with the 60th-minute objective on the Jose Zorrila stadium in Valladolid. Michel Herrero had opened the scoring for the hosts within the 39th.

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