Real Zaragoza deserved draw against Betis de Primera (2-2)

From 2-0 in the 80th minute in favor of Betis, it was overthanks to a great last reaction of Real Zaragoza, to the final 2-2. It is a new show of claw of the Zaragocists in the last minutes of the matches which serve him to repair the opposing markers and to show himself as a block warrior, with pride and drops of charisma. And the team did not win. Carcedo as the referee canceled Jair’s goal at minute 92 for an offside that didn’t look like it after a corner kick.

Interesting and igualada fue la primera mitad, con una sensación primera clara: el cuadro zaragocista logró desde el minuto inicial que no se note la diferencia de categoría respecto de los béticos, que acabaron la liga pasada en el 5º puesto, justo detrás de los cuatro big. The start of Carcedo’s men was full of hope, with control of the square and control of the ball from midfield. They took advantage of the weakness of the Sevillian defense on the right sidethe adapted Ruibal (he is extreme), which turned out to be a hole through which Narvaez, azon there chavarria They always strike with intent, although no one knows how to end promising actions with purpose. It’s a pity that this new sample of little poison that this Real Zaragoza has had in recent years, because otherwise the matches could face many tricks to emerge victorious.

The first chance to score, however, was given to Betis, under the boot of international Canales, who in the 7th minute finished a fine pass from ex-zaragocista Willian José in the box and the ball grazed the post at the outside. From then on, after half an hour, Zaragoza was superiorcon Grau there Molina good in cut and short distribution, although with more problems taking deep passes. Azón made three counterattacks that were lost in limbo, yeah. In the 30th minute, the first big goal option presented itself for – again, for the third time in this concentration – the wasps. The French central defender, after a repeated short corner, finished a cross from Red and his shot from the right hit Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Silva, hit the post and went for a corner.

This episode served as a spur to a shutdown Betis, which does not start in its gray pre-season (without victories so far). The Verdiblancos had a last quarter of an hour of the first section full of penetrations into the Aragonese box and shots on goal. Canales, at minute 35, took advantage of a big mistake by Molina, who fell asleep in the box on the back exit, lost the ball and left Betis’ ’10’ alone hand in hand. His shot narrowly exceeded Christian Alvarezwhich slowed the ball down and gave time for French, in desperation, will he come out on the same line? From the stands and well placed, it looked like a goal, which had gone over the line, but the linesman did not get to his place in time and did not reach it. There was no VAR this Wednesday, of course. so wonderful for him Royal Zaragoza.

At minute 38, twice, the Zaragoza team were saved from half-time defeat. Ruibal, with effect in the area, beat everyone and smashed the ball into the right post from above, with Cristian already sold. The game went from a refusal from the Argentinian to a powerful strike from Juanmi on the side of the large area. Carcedo’s full-back suffered a lot there, so the intermission was the perfect balm to stop the Andalusians.

Zaragoza started the second half unchanged and Betis only changed Bartra, making way for one of their signings, Brazilian Luiz Felipe. Continuity was the motto of Carcedo and Pellegrini. The Sevillians resumed the match much more connected than they had started an hour before. Their coach had to ask them for a different attitude, because they lacked intensity and success. The Zaragocists had to push the lines several meters further to counter this change in position of the greens and whites.

In the 55th minute, the Zaragoza supporters let off steam for the first time with a lead from Bermejo on the right wing which Azón ended with a heel, in luxury. The ball hit his marker, Luiz Felipe, and missed the goal in a cheering action. It was a sham, because Betis were better and took advantage of a serious mistake by Francés in the 60th minute to make it 1-0. joseph willian he cheated on a through pass from Guardado, the youth team ate the ball and it was at will for the Andalusian striker’s hand-in-hand counterattack that overcame Cristian Álvarez at the start. We saw it coming and it happened.

Between 64 and 71 minutes, Carcedo completely changed the team. Betis had also changed up to six positions in the 63rd minute. It was a pause in the rhythm of the game and it was noticeable. The most innovative Larrazabal was used as a right-winger and that Jair and Cristian Álvarez played the full 90 minutes. And, in front, the hubbub when he left the mythical Joaquín, a little god at Betis at 40 years old. The duel’s final sprint developed with a more disjointed storyline on both sides. In this mishmash of a certain lack of control, Simeone came off at the speed of Luiz Henrique in the 79th minute but goalkeeper Dani Martín quickly beat him.

Photo of the match Real Zaragoza-Betis, sixth game of pre-season 2022
Photo of the match Real Zaragoza-Betis, sixth game of pre-season 2022
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But it was Betis, due to the weight of quality, who scored the 2-0 with a spectacular goal from Loren, a striker who is Real Zaragoza’s aspiration to be their ‘9’ this year. From 30 yards he saw Cristian Álvarez, he set the ball up and threw a brutal right hand that slid over it. The striker didn’t celebrate it, who knows he has to leave Betis. It was the 80th minute and the match seemed doomed. Nothing like this happened because this Zaragoza of Carcedo already has a new gene: he never gives up and he is a specialist in the latest returns this summer.

Petrovic and Simeone scored twice from the same spot, low and near Martín’s post, in the 82nd and 84th minutes. Huge offensive leap from the Wasps when no one expected it anymore. The Serb scored from outside the area, with power. The new Zaragoza striker did it in the area, on a dead ball at the far post. One more day the team fixed and caught up at the last minute with a very unfavorable score and, at other times, definitive to lose. Caste is for rent in this group. And it could be a total comeback, well in 92 a goal against Jair was canceled after a corner for an offside that does not look like it.

Interesting final concentration of Real Zaragoza in Malaga, with three disparate matches, settled with the three possible results: a victory, a defeat and this draw.

Photo of the match Real Zaragoza-Betis, sixth game of pre-season 2022
Photo of the match Real Zaragoza-Betis, sixth game of pre-season 2022
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data sheet

Real Betis: Rui Silva (Dani Martin, 63); Ruibal (Álex Martínez, 63), Bartra (Luiz Felipe, 46), Edgar, Miranda; Paul, Saved (Joaquin, 63); Rodri (Luiz Henrique, 63), Channels, Juanmi; and Willian José (Loren, 63).

Royal Zaragoza: Christian Alvarez; Gámez (Larrazabal, 71), French (Lluís López, 71), Jair, Chavarría (Nieto, 71); Grau (Eugeni, 64), Molina (Petrovic, 71), Vada (Francho, 64); Bermejo (Puche, 71 years old), Narváez (Mollejo, 64 years old); and Azon (Simeon, 64).

Arbitrator: Quintero González (Andalusian). He warned Grau (57).

Goals: 1-0, min. 60: Juanmi. 2-0, min. 80. Loren. 2-1, min. 82: Petrović. 2-2 mins. 84: Simeon.

Case : Match played at the Ciudad de Málaga stadium (regular for athletics), attended by around 3,500 spectators, the vast majority of Betis. Very hot afternoon, with 32 degrees and lots of humidity. The lawn was in patchy condition, with some areas of little grass. Real Zaragoza disguised as a wasp. Raul Sanllehi there Miguel TorrecillaCEO and sporting director, were in the box.

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