Following their disappointing exit from the Europa League at the hands of Rennes, Real Betis manager Quique Setien has come under some scrutiny of late. The doubts were further compounded by a 2-1 loss to top-four rivals Getafe last weekend, a result which left them six points adrift of the Champions League places.

Their hosts on Sunday, Celta Vigo, have been battling against relegation this season. Following defeat to Eibar in their last outing, Miguel Cardoso became the second manager to lose his job at Abanca-Balaidos this term. Fran Escriba was appointed ahead of the visit of Betis, with just 12 games to drag the side out of trouble.

Any possible resurgence was put on hold on Sunday, however, with Betis running out comfortable 1-0 winners. This analysis will attempt to dissect where it went wrong for Celta.


Still without talismanic former Liverpool forward Iago Aspas through injury, Escriba elected to set-up in a 4-4-2, pairing Maxi Gomez with Betis loanee Ryad Boudebouz up front. Talented Slovak Stanislav Lobotka was picked in the heart of midfield, while tricky wingers Sofiane Boufal and Brais Mendez occupied the wide berths.

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