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Vadillo provides the spark as Betis edge Guimarães

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 20.53CET
Real Betis Balompié 1-0 Vitória SC
Álvaro Vadillo's delightful second-half strike proved enough to down Guimarães and move the hosts level at the top of Group I.
Vadillo provides the spark as Betis edge Guimarães
Álvaro Vadillo (left) celebrates after putting Betis ahead ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 20.53CET

Vadillo provides the spark as Betis edge Guimarães

Real Betis Balompié 1-0 Vitória SC
Álvaro Vadillo's delightful second-half strike proved enough to down Guimarães and move the hosts level at the top of Group I.

Real Betis Balompié earned their first win in Group I to keep pace with Olympique Lyonnais at the top of the section, with Álvaro Vadillo's second-half effort proving enough to down Vitória SC.

Struggling domestically, Pepe Mel's men found respite in continental competition as the winger's sublime effort in the 50th minute made the difference. Leading the section going into the match, Rui Vitória's side continued their desperate run on Spanish soil but will be determined to regain top spot in the return in two weeks.

Having lost on all five of previous visits to Spain, Guimarães did not have history on their side but started with a desire to banish that unwanted record. In the first minute, Chris Malonga volleyed over the bar from ten metres, and Fernando Russi later headed a good chance over from a similar distance. After the early storm, Betis worked their way into the ascendency and Jorge Molina saw a powerful low drive excellently kept out by Douglas.

The breakthrough came five minutes after the restart and it was a thing of beauty. Vadillo jinked in from the left flank, exchanged a rapid one-two with Joan Verdú on the edge of the area before opening his body to curl the return perfectly into the far corner with his right instep.

Marco Matias failed to slot in a golden opportunity to equalise, sliding wide from an angle after rounding Betis keeper Stephan Andersen, before the Danish custodian made a remarkable reaction stop from David Addy to secure his side maximum points.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.03CET

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Lineups

betis

Betis

guimarães

Guimarães

1
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
1
DouglasDouglas (GK)
Yellow Card87
4
AmayaAntonio Amaya
7
Marco MatiasMarco Matias
7
VadilloÁlvaro Vadillo
Goal50
Yellow Card64
Substitution76
15
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
9
ChuliChuli
Yellow Card87
18
Leonel OlimpioLeonel Olimpio (C)
10
VerdúJoan Verdú
28
André SantosAndré Santos
Yellow Card32
Substitution61
11
JuanfranJuanfran
29
Fernando RussiFernando Russi
12
Dídac VilàDídac Vilà
Yellow Card89
30
AddyDavid Addy
15
PerquisDamien Perquis
33
MalongaChris Malonga
Substitution62
19
MolinaJorge Molina (C)
Yellow Card27
Substitution70
38
Tiago RodriguesTiago Rodrigues
Yellow Card58
20
NosaNosa
Substitution63
51
KanúKanú
Substitution82
21
ReyesLorenzo Reyes
53
BaAbdoulaye Ba
Yellow Card27

Substitutes

13
SaraGuillermo Sara (GK)
13
AssisGiovanaz Assis (GK)
8
NonoNono
Substitution63
6
MorenoMoreno
14
SevillaSalvador Sevilla
9
Tomané Tomané
Substitution82
16
RodríguezBrian Rodríguez
10
BarrientosJean Barrientos
18
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
Substitution76
11
André AndréAndré André
Substitution61
22
CedrickCedrick
Substitution70
16
PlangeNii Plange
Substitution62
25
JordiJordi
23
Pedro CorreiaPedro Correia

Coach

Pepe Mel (ESP) Rui Vitória (POR)

Referee

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE), Christos Baltas (GRE)

Fourth official

lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE), Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

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