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Last-gasp Chuli sends Betis clear at the top

Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 23.07CET
Vitória SC 0-1 Real Betis Balompié
Chuli scored deep into added time to secure a narrow success for Pepe Mel's men and send the Spanish side two points clear at the top of Group I.
Last-gasp Chuli sends Betis clear at the top
Betis' Caro rises highest to win the aerial battle against Guimarães ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

GuimarãesBetis

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)37
 
63
Total attempts7
 
10
on target0
5
off target5
 
3
blocked2
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners4
 
10
Offsides5
 
4
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
8
Fouls suffered7
 
17

Standings

Last updated: 20/06/2014 00:29 CET

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Published: Thursday 7 November 2013, 23.07CET

Last-gasp Chuli sends Betis clear at the top

Vitória SC 0-1 Real Betis Balompié
Chuli scored deep into added time to secure a narrow success for Pepe Mel's men and send the Spanish side two points clear at the top of Group I.

Real Betis Balompié took a major step towards the knockout phase as a 94th-minute strike from substitute Chuli snatched all three points against Vitória SC in Portugal.

After a game of few chances, it appeared Pepe Mel's men would remain level with Olympique Lyonnais in Group I, a point above Guimarães, but Chuli's added-time intervention secured Betis a two-point lead in the group. The hosts did not do enough to find a way past Stephan Andersen and remain third, a point shy of Lyon.

Having leapfrogged Guimarães with another 1-0 win in Spain two weeks ago, Betis were keen to stretch their advantage and went on the front foot in the early stages, with Xavi Torres skimming an effort just over Douglas' bar.

The home side were being kept at arm's length by the men from Seville, as André Santos and Leonel Olimpio both sent wild efforts off target from well out. There was promise when Moussa Maazou rampaged through the centre of the Betis midfield but the forward opted to shoot harmlessly from 20 metres rather than burst into the area.

The paucity of clear-cut chances continued into the second half as Álvaro Vadillo's tame shot from distance provided the only work either goalkeeper needed to do in the 15 minutes following the restart. Betis replacement Jorge Molina was denied by the legs of Douglas when sent clean through as the clock ticked down, and Caro headed the resulting corner just wide.

Just as the game seemed fated to end level, though, Joan Verdú delightfully slipped Chuli into the left of the area and the forward's effort back across goal trickled over the line in the final action of the game.

Last updated: 09/11/13 0.05CET

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Lineups

guimarães

Guimarães

betis

Betis

1
DouglasDouglas (GK)
1
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
10
BarrientosJean Barrientos
Yellow Card17
Substitution84
6
Xavi TorresXavi Torres
11
André AndréAndré André
Yellow Card63
7
VadilloÁlvaro Vadillo
Substitution85
15
Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira
8
NonoNono
Yellow Card90+4
16
PlangeNii Plange
Substitution72
10
VerdúJoan Verdú
Yellow Card58
18
Leonel OlímpioLeonel Olímpio (C)
11
JuanfranJuanfran
22
MaazouMoussa Maazou
Yellow Card83
16
RodríguezBrian Rodríguez
Substitution61
23
Pedro CorreiaPedro Correia
17
Juan CarlosJuan Carlos
Substitution80
28
André SantosAndré Santos
Substitution57
23
NachoNacho (C)
30
AddyDavid Addy
25
JordiJordi
53
BaAbdoulaye Ba
36
CaroCaro

Substitutes

13
AssisAssis (GK)
13
SaraGuillermo Sara (GK)
5
Luís RochaLuís Rocha
9
ChuliChuli
Substitution80
Goal90+4
6
MorenoMoreno
12
Dídac VilàDídac Vilà
9
Tomané Tomané
Substitution84
18
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
19
RicardoRicardo
Substitution72
19
MolinaJorge Molina
Substitution61
38
Tiago RodriguesTiago Rodrigues
Substitution57
22
CedrickCedrick
Substitution85
50
CrivellaroRafael Crivellaro
39
SergioSergio

Coach

Rui Vitória (POR) Pepe Mel (ESP)

Referee

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA), Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)

Fourth official

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Carmine Russo (ITA), Domenico Celi (ITA)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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