Oct 31, 2013 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis

Chica (13'), Cedric (91')
Chica (30')

Ivanschitz (26'), Diop (42'), Xumetra (45'), Navas (72'), Rios (74'), Barral (78')

Live Commentary: Real Betis 0-0 Levante - as it happened

Sports Mole brings you live La Liga action between Real Betis and Levante.

Real Betis welcomed Levante in La Liga on Thursday night.

A run of four defeats in five games had seen Betis drop to third from bottom, while Levante, who were seventh in the table, had won three of their last four games.

In a feisty match, neither side could break the deadlock, forcing both teams to settle for a point.

Read how it all unfolded in our live commentary below.

8.56pmHello and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of Real Betis vs. Levante in La Liga at the Benito Villamarin.

8.56pmThe two teams are out on the field, so let me quickly bring you the starting lineups.

8.58pmBETIS XI: Andersen, Perquis, Nacho, Chica, Amaya, Verdu, Xavi Torres, Juan Carlo, Molina, Juanfran, Chuli

8.59pmLEVANTE XI: Navas, Navarro, Juanfran, Hector Lopez, Hector Rodas, Diop, El Zhar, Simao, Xumetra, Ivanschitz, Diawara

1 minKICKOFF! Levante, playing from right to left, start the match.

2 minReal Betis are wearing their usual home kit of green and white vertically striped shirts, white shorts and white socks, while Levante have the same style shirts but in burgundy and blue, and accompany them with blue shorts and burgundy socks.

7 minNot a lot to report on in these opening few minutes. The tempo of the match is very slow and we haven't had a chance yet.

8 minThe crowd are in fine voice though, jumping up and down in huddles and generally creating a wonderful atmosphere.

9 minLevante have a free kick on the right.

9 minIt's lofted into the box towards the penalty spot, where Diawara gets his head to it. But his effort is blocked and Betis hack it clear.

10 minJuanfran hits an effort from the right from about 30 yards out and gets a decent connection on it, but it flies over the far top corner.

13 minYELLOW CARD Javier Chica is the first man to go into the notebook for catching his man in the face with a flailing arm in an aerial duel.

16 minLevante have probably just about shaded it so far. They have had slightly more possession, but the game is very slow at the moment.

20 minCHANCE! Chuli brings down a ball over the top with a wonderful first touch on the left of the area. He puts the ball onto his strong foot, but side-foots it straight into the arms of Navas.

25 minYELLOW CARD Ivanschitz goes into the book for a late challenge and he is not at all happy about it.

27 minThe game is getting a bit feisty now, a fair few heavy challenges flying in.

30 minRED CARD! Betis are down to 10 men as Javi Chica gets a second yellow card after he pulls Diawara to the ground by the shirt after losing possession to the striker.

31 minHow will that impact the game? Betis will now have to play an hour of the match with a man less. Goalless at the moment, but hopefully that dismissal will liven things up a bit.

34 minIt's hard to see how Betis have adjusted to going a man down. I think they look to have just stayed the same, with Torres slightly drifting more to the right.

37 minBetis have responded pretty well to that sending off, with a lot of attacks going their way.

37 minControversial moment here as the home side should be in front. Betis have the ball in the back of the net, but Jorge Molina is flagged offside after slotting past Navas. However, replays show that Molina was clearly onside as he ran on to the through ball. Bad call by the officials, and Betis just can't shift their bad luck.

42 minYELLOW CARD Pape Diop is the latest man into the referee's notebook for Levante.

42 minBetis launch the free kick into the box, but Levate can head it clear.

44 minIt's quite incredible how Levante were on top until Betis had a man sent off, and now the home side just cannot stay away from their opponents goal. Football is strange isn't it.

45 minYELLOW CARD Jordi Xumetra is booked for fouling Xavi Torres, which the latter is least amused about. The bookings are piling up, and it wouldn't surprise me if we saw another player sent off before the match's conclusion.

45 minWe will have one minute added time.

45+1 minHALF TIME: Real Betis 0-0 Levante

9.48pmSo it's goalless at the break. It's been a very heated match so far, with Real Betis down to 10 men after Javi Chica was sent off for two yellow cards.

9.49pmDespite that, Betis should be in front at the break but Molina had a perfectly good goal ruled out for offside.

10pmLEVANTE CHANGE Sergio Pinto is on for Simao at the break.

46 minKICK OFF! Betis get the second half underway and will play to the left.

48pmVerdu wins a free kick after catching an arm of Ivanschitz in the face. The Betis man wants the offender, who is already on a yellow, to be booked, but nothing is shown.

49 minThis second half has carried on from where the first left off. Feisty.

49 minSergio Pinto drifts in from the left touchline into space and has a shot at goal, but it was wide of the near post and didn't trouble the keeper.

52 minLEVANTE CHANGE Pedro Rios is on for Ivanschitz. A good move as the latter didn't look too far away from picking up a second yellow card.

55 minCHANCE! Betis whip a cross in from the left to the far post where Chuli brings it down, but away from the goal, before wrapping his right foot around the ball, but he can't keep it down or get it on target from a tight angle.

56 minIt's a fairly open game this at the moment, you wouldn't be able to tell that Betis are down to 10 men.

60 minBETIS CHANGE Alvaro Vadillo is on in attack in place of fellow forward Chuli.

64 minCHANCE! El Zhar slides into the six-yard box to meet a cross from the right, but he prods his effort wide of the far post.

66 minBETIS CHANGE Mabwati makes his way onto the field in place of Juan Carlos for the hosts.

71 minOFF THE LINE! How on earth has that not gone in?! Levante whip in a corner which is lost in a crowd of bodies on the line abut somehow doesn't cross it.


71 minWhat a phase on play! Betis break from the corner and take the ball into the box with Molina. He suckers in Navas and gets clattered in the process resulting in the referee pointing to the spot.

73 minLEVANTE CHANGE Xumetra is replaced by David Barral.


74 minBut wait, I think the referee has ordered a retake. Navas makes a brilliant save but comes miles off his line to do it. Second chance for Betis and Molina.

75 minYELLOW CARD Pedro Rios was booked for protesting.


75 minThis is unreal. Molina steps up and goes for the right of the net once again but this time the bottom corner. However Navas guesses correctly once more and dives across to push it away. Unbelievable.

76 minBETIS CHANGE Nono is on in place of Verdu.

78 minYELLOW CARD David Barral is the latest player to go into the book for berating the referee for not awarding a free kick.

83 minNot a lot of chances to report on over the past few minutes. The game is still pretty hot-headed though, so we're witnessing a lot of stoppages for fouls.

88 minCHANCE! What a nightmare and a bizarre moment for David Barral. Pedro Lopez makes his way to the edge of the box on the right and pulls the ball back to Barral. He hits an effort first time which comes back off his teammate Diawara, before having another go which again hits the striker. Comical stuff.

90 minWe will have six minutes of added time.

90+1 minYELLOW CARD Now Mabwati goes into the book for diving.

90+3 minSergio Pinto breaks for Levante down the middle and isn't closed down, so he opts to have a crack at goal from 30 yards out. It soars wildly over the bar, much to the frustration of his teammates.

90+6 minFULL TIME: Real Betis 0-0 Levante

10.56pmSo it somehow ends goalless in Seville, with 10-man Betis having a penalty saved in the second half.

10.57pmThat's it from me. I hope you enjoyed the match. Goodnight.

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