Eibar holds Betis to 1-1 draw in La Liga action

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Seville (Spain), Dec 22 (IANS) Eibar on Saturday held Real Betis to a 1-1 draw in La Liga action to end the home side’s league winning streak of three matches while failing to earn a win in the last five games in all competitions.

During its last game of 2018, Eibar sought to defy Real Betis for the ball possession, resulting in spaces between lines that enabled the home side to threaten Eibar’s goal, reports Efe news.

But it was Eibar, who had the first real opportunity to draw the first blood in the ninth minute, when Chilean forward Fabian Orellana tried his luck on a right-footed shot but his attempt was saved.

Eibar aggressively sought out the equalizer, but its final touch lacked precision, which helped Betis maintain its 1-0 lead till the end of the first half.

Having squandered a couple of scoring chances during the opening minutes of the second half, Eibar eventually got onto the scoreboard in the 71st minute, when Orellana successfully converted a penalty kick.

After the draw, Real Betis holds the sixth spot in La Liga table with 26 points, while Eibar provisionally sits in the 11th spot with 21 points.



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