Right, the away side get the action underway. Slight problem for Rafa as he collides with his own goalkeeper, but following a spell of treatment he is deemed fit to continue. A half-chance comes for the home side moments later as Benat collects possession outside the box, but he can only fire his effort wide of the post. Frustrating start to the second half for the forward players with Pabon and Colunga both caught offside for each team in the last couple of moments. Pabon does manage to beat the offside trap moments later before moving into the box, but once more Fernandez is across to make the challenge. Both sides have been impressive in defence thus far. Controversial moment as Fernandez appeals to fell Castro in the penalty area, but the referee points for a goal kick rather than to the penalty spot. The defender did get a little bit of the ball, but I have certainly seen them given.
It's good work from Jorge Molina as the Spaniard combines with Pabon before finding Juan Carlos, but Rafa is across to make the challenge. Lively opening four minutes to proceedings in Betis. Half-chance for the home side once more as Benat finds Juan Carlos in the box, the midfielder in turn fires a low cross into the box, but it just would not fall for Pabon, with Alexis across to make the clearance. Just a quick word on the Betis starting side, no place for on-loan Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, who starts on the bench.
Half-chance for the home side this time as Ruben Castro fires a dangerous cross into the Getafe box, but Molina just cannot make contact. It has been a largely frustrating evening for the Spanish striker, who has been starved of service. I suspect we will see Joel Campbell for the home side sooner rather than later. Getafe make their first change of the match as Lopo replaces Rafa, who did appear to pick up a knock in the early stages of the half. His change almost brings a goal for his side as he fires a dangerous cross towards Xavi Torres, but Adrian comes through a host of bodies to claim.
End-to-end football as Borja is booked for a challenge on Molina. Again it's good work from Pabon as the Betis striker turns on the edge of the box before striking an effort towards goal, but it is deflected behind for a corner. The resulting set piece is whipped into the box by Benat, but Codina comes through a host of bodies to claim. Enthralling 20 minutes of football, but the score remains goalless. Neither side has really taken control of the match thus far, but there have been plenty of suggestions that we will have goals this evening. Colunga is again a threat for Getafe as he collects a high ball in the box before striking towards the bottom corner, but his effort was always moving wide of the post. Another deep cross comes from Leon, but Paulao clears.
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Getafe launch an attack of their own moments later, but Pedro Leon is penalised for a high foot. End-to-end football at the moment as both teams commit players to each attack, but neither can find the elusive pass in the final third. Nacho is the latest to embark on a mazy run for Betis, but Fernandez is across to clear the danger. Hardly time to take a breath as Getafe advance straight down the other end. However, no real chances for either side thus far. Half-chance for the away side as Leon scoops a free kick into the penalty area, Fernandez is the first to react, but he can only clips his effort over the crossbar. Paulao is called into action moments later to deal with a cross from Torres as the Getafe pressure builds. Two well-matched teams on display this evening.
Another half-chance arrives as Colunga strikes an effort from close range, but Adrian gets down well to make the save. It has been a really impressive 16 minutes of football from the away side. CHANCE! Just about the clearest chance of the match for the home side as Paulao rises highest in the penalty area, but his header is straight at the goalkeeper. Colunga has a half-chance down the other end after he evades Chica, but his effort is straight at Adrian.