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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Cristian Tello (20')
  • Joaquín (40')
  • Rubén Castro (83' PEN)
  • Gerard Gumbau (44')
  • Javier Eraso (71')

Ruben Castro the match-winner on Real Betis return

Ruben Castro came off the bench to mark his first match back at Real Betis with a late penalty winner after Leganes had battled back from two goals down.
The veteran forward, introduced in the 75th minute for his first appearance since returning from a loan spell in China with Guizhou Zhicheng, netted from the spot eight minutes later to earn Betis a 3-2 victory.
He sent his effort low into the bottom right corner as Betis followed up their 5-3 win at Sevilla with another high-scoring LaLiga victory.
Cristian Tello opened the scoring after 20 minutes, slotting home the rebound after Sergio Leon's shot was turned away by goalkeeper Pichu Cuellar.
Joaquin blasted home the second at Cuellar's near post five minutes before the break, but Gerard Gumbau halved the deficit four minutes later with a swerving long-range effort in off a post.
Eraso equalised in the 71st minute, poking home after keeper Adan had threatened to deny him when one on one.
But Betis were still not done and grabbed a winner from the spot thanks to their 36-year-old substitute to move up to seventh place in the table.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 28 +46 66
2 Atletico Madrid 28 +20 56
3 Real Madrid 28 +17 54
4 Getafe 28 +12 46
5 Alavés 28 0 44
6 Sevilla FC 28 +11 43
7 Valencia 28 +7 40
8 Real Betis 28 -4 39
9 Athletic Bilbao 28 -3 37
10 Real Sociedad 28 0 36
11 Eibar 28 -2 35
12 Girona 28 -6 34
13 Espanyol 28 -9 34
14 Leganes 28 -7 33
15 Levante 28 -11 31
16 Real Valladolid 28 -16 29
17 Villarreal 28 -4 29
18 Celta Vigo 28 -11 25
19 Rayo Vallecano 28 -21 23
20 Huesca 28 -19 22