Eibar 5-0 Real Betis: Massive win for impressive hosts

Eibar 5-0 Real Betis: Massive win for impressive hosts

November 20, 2017 Off By Campbell Finlayson

Eibar picked up just their third win of the season with a 5-0 hammering of off-form Real Betis at the Ipurua.

Their two previous wins had been by a solitary goal over Malaga and Leganes but they had a much more comfortable time of things on Monday night.

They opened the scoring after just seven minutes, Takashi Inui’s cross from the right towards Sergi Enrich found its way into the net with the forward claiming the goal but the final touch seemed to come off defender Jordi Amat.

Los Armeros continued to press and their hard work paid off after half an hour when they doubled their advantage. After Betis had managed to clear from a corner, Inui laid the ball off to David Junca whose powerful cross was bulleted into the net by the head of Gonzalo Escalante.

Away manager Quique Setien decided against making any half time changes despite his side’s abject first half showing and that decision proved costly just over ten minutes into the second half.

A long ball found Charles who was pulled back in the box by Aissa Mandi leaving the referee no option but to point to the spot and send the Algerian for an early bath. Charles stepped up to slot the ball down the middle to make it 3-0 for Eibar.

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The ten men of Betis did create a couple of chances however but Sergio Leon twice fired wide when in great goalscoring positions.

Goal number four was a second for Charles after some great build up play. Ander Capa played in Ivan Alejo down the right hand side and his cut back was expertly dummied by Sergi Enrich to allow his strike partner to find the back of the net.

Enrich added a fifth late on when Eibar again found space in behind and the striker stroked home Capa’s cutback from 15 yards.

Eibar remain in 17th place despite the three points but are now behind Deportivo la Coruna on goal difference only. The visitors slip to ninth behind Leganes.