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Betis on the move after beating Deportivo

Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 22.58CET
Real Betis Balompié now lie fourth in the Liga standings courtesy of a 3-2 success at second-bottom RC Deportivo La Coruña, Castro Rubén weighing in with a pair of strikes.
Betis on the move after beating Deportivo
Castro Rubén struck twice for Betis at Deportivo ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 December 2012, 22.58CET

Betis on the move after beating Deportivo

Real Betis Balompié now lie fourth in the Liga standings courtesy of a 3-2 success at second-bottom RC Deportivo La Coruña, Castro Rubén weighing in with a pair of strikes.

Real Betis Balompié lifted themselves to fourth in the Liga standings thanks to a 3-2 success at second-bottom RC Deportivo La Coruña, after the game between Granada CF and RCD Espanyol ended goalless.

Starting the day in fifth, Betis set about leapfrogging Málaga CF when Castro Rubén fired them ahead six minutes before the break. The 31-year-old then doubled his tally ten minutes after the restart, but the visitors were back on level terms just six minutes later when Riki weighed in with a quick pair of goals. Betis were not to be denied, though, and clinched victory courtesy of Joel Campbell's 76th-minute winner.

The result meant that Deportivo slipped a place in the table, with Granada moving up to 18th following their 0-0 stalemate with bottom club Espanyol. As for Levante UD, they missed the chance to go fifth in a 1-1 draw at RC Celta de Vigo, but they were pleased to come away with a point courtesy of Roger Martí Salvador's late strike from close range. The substitute's 89th-minute effort cancelled out De Lucas's neat finish before the break, with the draw leaving Celta 14th with 15 points. 

Real Zaragoza played with ten men for 77 minutes and almost claimed an unlikely victory at RCD Mallorca. Glenn Loovens was dismissed after 13 minutes and gave away a penalty in the process to compound an awful start for the visitors, but Roberto promptly denied Victor Casadesus from the spot. Minutes later, Hélder Postiga turned in from close range at the other end – and that looked set to be the winning strike until Casadesus made up for his earlier miss five minutes from time to keep Mallorca a point above the bottom three.

Last updated: 02/12/12 23.23CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 29/01/2013 21:03 CET

02/12/2012

MallorcaMallorca1-1ZaragozaZaragoza

Victor Casadesus 85

Hélder Postiga 16

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

02/12/2012

CeltaCelta1-1LevanteLevante

De Lucas 37

Martí Salvador 89

Venue: Pontevedra

02/12/2012

DeportivoDeportivo2-3BetisBetis

Riki 56, 61

Rubén 39, 55, Campbell 76

Venue: La Coruna

02/12/2012

GranadaGranada0-0EspanyolEspanyol

Venue: Granada

01/12/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid2-0AtléticoAtlético

Ronaldo 16, Özil 66

Venue: Madrid

01/12/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona5-1AthleticAthletic

Piqué 22, Messi 25, 70, Adriano 45+1, Fàbregas 57

Ibai Gómez 65

Venue: Barcelona

01/12/2012

ValenciaValencia2-5Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Soldado 2, 73

De La Bella 43, González 56, Ifrán 64, Agirretxe 83, Vela 90+1 (P)

Venue: Valencia

01/12/2012

GetafeGetafe1-0MálagaMálaga

Lopo 57

Venue: Madrid

30/11/2012

OsasunaOsasuna1-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Kike Sola 5

Venue: Pamplona

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