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Las Palmas 1-0 Real Betis: Comfortable win for hosts against dreadful Betis

Las Palmas climbed back above Malaga at the bottom of La Liga after a one goal success against a lifeless Real Betis at the Estadio de Gran Canaria.

This one had the potential for lots of goals due to both sides’ terrible defences but in the end it was far from a classic.

The home side scored the only goal of the game on 19 minutes when Jonathan Calleri got on the end of Tana’s through ball and although Antonio Adan got a hand on the forward’s shot, the ball bounced into the back of the net to give the Yellows the three points.

This was their first win in the league since a 1-0 success over Athletic Bilbao on the 17th of September and in all honesty, it was far more comfortable than the scoreline suggested as Betis failed to cause any worry to the home side.

Antonio Adan picked up a backpass early on but a double block from Andres Guardado prevented the hosts taking the lead from the resulting indirect free kick.

The goal did come through Calleri with Las Palmas dominating the rest of the half but they weren’t able to create too many more clear cut chances in the first period.

Betis’ only real chance came early in the second period when Raul Lizoain did well to push Joaquin’s shot onto the post.

Loic Remy had his free kick saved by Adan as well as an acrobatic effort which the keeper managed to block as Las Palmas looked for a killer second.

The game was ended as a contest in stoppage time when Jordi Amat received his second yellow card for a foul on Jonathan Viera. Hernan Santana had a final chance on the break for the hosts but Adan kept his shot out.

The three points see Las Palmas climb one place to 18th now on ten points but still in the bottom three, Betis remain eleventh.

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