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Group stage - Group I

Guimarães - Betis
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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

Guimarães
Betis

0

Goals scored

1

37

Possession (%)

63

7

Total attempts

10

0

on target

5

5

off target

3

2

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

10

5

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

8

7

Fouls suffered

17

293

Passes

529

212

completed

427

Lineups

guimarães

Guimarães

betis

Betis

1Douglas (GK)1Andersen (GK)
10Barrientos
Yellow Card17
Substitution84
6Xavi Torres
11André André
Yellow Card63
7Vadillo
Substitution85
15Paulo Oliveira8Nono
Yellow Card90+4
16Plange
Substitution72
10Verdú
Yellow Card58
18Leonel Olimpio (C)11Juanfran
22Maazou
Yellow Card83
16Rodríguez
Substitution61
23Pedro Correia17Juan Carlos
Substitution80
28André Santos
Substitution57
23Nacho (C)
30Addy25Jordi
53Ba36Caro

Substitutes

13Assis (GK)13Sara (GK)
5Luís Rocha9Chuli
Substitution80
Goal90+4
6Moreno12Dídac Vilà
9Tomané
Substitution84
18Steinhöfer
19Ricardo
Substitution72
19Molina
Substitution61
38Tiago Rodrigues
Substitution57
22Cedric
Substitution85
50Crivellaro39Sergio

Coaches

Rui Vitória (POR) Pepe Mel (ESP)

Referee

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)

Press kits

Last updated: 07/11/2013 23:09 CET

Standings

Last updated: 08/11/2013 08:44 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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