PLAYER RATINGS | Real Betis 1-0 Villarreal

The game was played at a high tempo from start to finish, as Real Betis picked up three points thanks to Rodri’s second half goal.


Rui Silva: 7.5 – Made a highlight-worthy save to deny Giovani Lo Celso scoring from Villarreal counter in the first half.

Youssouf Sabaly: 7.5 – Positive influence, making a crucial goal-line block and being an ever-present outlet on the overlap.

Gérman Pezzella: 6 – Lucky to get away with a scuffed clearance that sent Jackson through, but a solid game otherwise.

Luiz Felipe: 8 – Another impressive defensive display with six blocks and three clearances.

Álex Moreno: 7

Guido Rodríguez: 7

William Carvalho: 7.5 – A very strong presence in midfield.

Luiz Henrique: 6.5 – Made up for a very lacklustre first half with a magnificent cross to Rodri for the assist. Still a lot of room for improvement.

Sergio Canales: 7

Rodri Sánchez: 7 – Scored the winner with a well-made run at the back post.

Borja Iglesias: 7 – Put in a tireless shift up against the seasoned Villarreal defence, despite not scoring goal.


Aitor Ruibal: 6

Andrea Guardado: 6

Willian Jose: 6


Gerónimo Rulli: 6.5

Kiko Femenía: 6.5 – Solid performance defensively, with a great challenge to prevent Canales on the breakaway.

Raúl Albiol: 7.5 – An impeccable defensive performance, making a game-high eight clearances.

Pau Torres: 7

Alfonso Pedraza: 5.5

Étienne Capoue: 6.5

Dani Parejo: 6 – He orchestrated the midfield. Was slightly lucky to not concede a penalty in the first half.

Yeremy Pino: 5 – Found very little joy up against Álex Moreno.

Giovani Lo Celso: 4.5 – Got into good positions, but made none of it count with sloppy touches and slow reactions. Missed a huge chance in the first half to finish a Villarreal counter-attack.

Nicholas Jackson: 6.5 – Bright in the first half, being the catalyst in opening up a great opportunity, before failing to make Pezzella pay for his defensive error. Faded away in the second half.

Gerard Moreno: 5 – Lacked end-product, as his shot at a keeper-less target was blocked. His night ended early, being taken off in the 54th minute due to an injury.


Samu Chukwueze: 7 – A livewire on the flanks, creating some chances with his pace and creativity, which ultimately did not lead to a Villarreal goal.

Álex Baena: 5.5

Francis Coquelin: 6

Johan Mojica: 6

José Luis Morales: 5.5


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