Athletic on Sunday lost to Betis on an away defeat at Benito Villamarin. Real Betis and Athletic arrived at this match having taken good results. Real Betis wanted to continue adding points after winning their previous two matches against Mallorca away and Valencia at home stadium, by 1-2 and 2-1 respectively while Athletic won in their last two matches of the competition against Granada at home stadium, and Osasuna away, by 2-0 and 1-2 respectively. At the moment, Real Betis and Athletic occupy position 11th (22 points) and 6th (26 points) respectively after playing a total of 16 matches.
The first 45 minutes was in favour of Real Betis, with a good early goal from Joaquin in the 2nd minute. Later, Real Betis scored again and increased their advantage thanks to another goal from Joaquin with the score 2-0. Later, Real Betis scored again and increased their lead thanks to a new goal from Joaquin, completing a hat trick with the score 3-0. Athletic pull-back thanks to a penalty goal from Inaki Williams in the 44th minute just before the end of the 45 minutes to establish the 3-1, thereby seeing the first half to a 3-1.
Athletic boosted the game in the second half, thanks to a goal from Yuri Berchiche in the 75th minute, finalising the game with a 3-2.
At the end of the match, both teams made 3 substitutions each. For Real Betis Wilfrid Kaptoum, Borja Iglesias and Javi Garcia came on for Diego Lainez, Loren Moron and Edgar Gonzalez, while Athletic brought on Unai Nunez, Mikel San Jose and Gaizka Larrazabal to replace Inigo Cordoba, Oihan Sancet and Ander Capa.
The referee booked Wilfrid Kaptoum and Andres Guardado from Betis, while for Athletic Unai Nunez, Inaki Williams, Mikel San Jose and Unai Lopez saw a yellow card as well.
Real Betis will play against Espanyol at away stadium, while Athletic will face Eibar at home stadium.