The referee checks his watch and blows his whistle to signal the end of this match.
What a goal! Giovani Lo Celso plays it to Zouhair Feddal (Betis), who finds himself unmarked inside the box and slots a first-time shot past Diego Lopez into the roof of the net. 1:1.
Marc Bartra (Betis) tries to hit a shot towards goal from long range, but he miskicks the ball and it flies high over the crossbar.
Cristian Tello (Betis) delivers a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, an opposition defender is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
6 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Joan Rubi decides to make a substitution. Sergi Darder (Espanyol) will be replaced by Alejandro Lopez Moreno.
Andres Guardado (Betis) creates space for himself on the edge of the box and smacks a hard shot towards the middle of the goal, but it's an easy save for Diego Lopez.
Mario Hermoso (Espanyol) unleashed a promising strike from a long-distance free kick, but his effort goes high over the bar so it's going to be a goal kick.
Giovani Lo Celso (Betis) performs a sliding tackle but catches his opponent's legs. The referee blows his whistle for an infringement. Espanyol win a free kick. It's a promising situation for a direct shot.
That's the end of the game for Borja Iglesias, who is replaced by Facundo Ferreyra (Espanyol).
The foul by Firpo Junior (Betis) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Carlos Del Cerro.
Quique Setien prepares a substitution. Aissa Mandi is replaced by Diego Lainez Leyva (Betis).
What an opportunity! Aissa Mandi (Betis) picked the ball up and fired a projectile of a shot from long range which threatened the goalkeeper. The shot went painfully close to the left post!
Firpo Junior (Betis) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition's defence intercepts the ball.
Cristian Tello (Betis) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn't connect as he wanted and it's cleared by the well-organized defence.
A substitution has been made. Oscar Melendo goes off and Lei Wu (Espanyol) comes on.
Giovani Lo Celso (Betis) goes down in the box after a challenge from the defender. Possibly unsighted, the referee just waves play on.
Diego Lopez (Espanyol) hasn't suffered any serious injury which would see him leave the pitch. He's back in the game now.
Diego Lopez (Espanyol) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
The resulting set piece is taken by Cristian Tello (Betis). His long cannonball into the middle ends up in the goalkeeper’s hands.
Carlos Del Cerro shows the yellow card to Oscar Melendo (Espanyol) for a heavy challenge.
Quique Setien has decided to substitute Sergio Canales and he is replaced by Loren (Betis).
Carlos Del Cerro shows a yellow card to Zouhair Feddal (Betis), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
A pass from Cristian Tello (Betis) is intercepted by Diego Lopez and the move breaks down.
Joaquin (Betis) sends in a poor cross from the corner and Diego Lopez has no trouble gathering it.
Joaquin (Betis) wastes a good opportunity as his pass into the box is blocked by the defence. The ball goes out of play. Betis are awarded a corner kick.
Unlucky! A great strike from Andres Guardado (Betis) near the edge of the box had the keeper scrambling but flew just over the bar.
GOAL DISALLOWED! Controversy and anger as Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) has a goal ruled out, incredibly, for offside.
Aissa Mandi (Betis) will miss the next game.
Carlos Del Cerro has issued a yellow card to Aissa Mandi (Betis).
A corner kick by Espanyol is thwarted by the well prepared Joel Robles (Betis).
Quique Setien has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Cristian Tello replacing Jese (Betis).
Wilfrid Kaptoum (Betis) sends a cross into the box, but Diego Lopez comes off his line to gather the ball.
Sergio Canales (Betis) climbs high to connect with a cross near the penalty spot but plants a header high over the bar.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) bravely wins the ball from the corner but can't direct it on target, sending it well wide of the left post from near the penalty spot.
Espanyol have a corner.
An accurate pass to the edge of the box is well taken by Marc Roca (Espanyol), whose instinctive shot towards goal flashes inches wide of the right post.
Sergio Canales (Betis) misses a great opportunity to convert the free kick from the edge of the penalty box after firing the ball high over the crossbar of the goal.
Marc Roca (Espanyol) makes a slide tackle, but referee Carlos Del Cerro blows for a foul. Betis are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
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The whistle blows and Carlos Del Cerro starts the second half.
The end of the first half.
1 additional min. will be played.
Espanyol take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Giovani Lo Celso (Betis) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates as he overhits the effort.
The corner from Joaquin (Betis) is intercepted by the defence. The ball goes out for a corner. Betis can continue in their attacking effort.
Goal! Sergi Darder (Espanyol) beautifully controls a strongly hit pass from Borja Iglesias inside the box. He cuts inside his marker and rifles the ball into the top right corner. 0:1.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) goes for goal and shoots towards the left side of the goal, but his effort is well blocked.
Giovani Lo Celso (Betis) hits a shot towards the left side of the goal from the edge of the box, but it's a weak attempt and is easily saved by Diego Lopez.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) forces a pass into the box, but Joel Robles is alert and does a great job to rob him of the ball.
Borja Iglesias (Espanyol) gets on the end of a lofted pass near the penalty spot, but it's a poor header and drifts high over the bar.
Giovani Lo Celso (Betis) collects a sweet pass on the edge of the box and in one movement smashes a shot in on goal, but it balloons high over the bar.
Giovani Lo Celso (Betis) makes a bad challenge and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Lluis Marmol (Espanyol) meets a cross inside the penalty area and unloads a good attempt towards the bottom right corner. Joel Robles is prepared, though, and denies him with a fantastic save.
The referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick to Espanyol.
Espanyol didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Gomez Victor (Espanyol) brings an opponent down and Carlos Del Cerro interrupts the game.
Firpo Junior (Betis) is able to continue to play.
Gomez Victor (Espanyol) is moving okay again after that injury scare.
Gomez Victor (Espanyol) is writhing in pain and can now receive medical treatment after the referee signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
Firpo Junior (Betis) picks up an injury.
Joaquin (Betis) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.
A dangerous looking corner kick from Joaquin (Betis) is cleared to safety by the defence.
The resulting corner from Joaquin (Betis) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger. Betis force a corner. Their opponents will face another attacking threat.
Marc Bartra (Betis) attempts to set up his teammate with a scoring opportunity by chipping in a fine pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders intercepts his effort. Corner kick. Betis will have an opportunity.
The resulting corner from Jese (Betis) is cleared by the defence.
Joaquin (Betis) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
Sergio Canales (Betis) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender.
The first half has just begun.
Today's referee will be Carlos Del Cerro.
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The players are out at last! Betis will take the kick-off.