Real Betis draw 1-1 with Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League

Real Betis welcomed Bayer Leverkusen to the Benito Villamarin this evening in matchday three of the Europa League, and secured a hard-fought 1-1 draw.

The Andalusian side were second in Group G going into the game, behind their German opponents only through goal difference. Betis are four points clear of third-placed Celtic and seven ahead of bottom-placed Ferencvaros – they’re enjoying a good season.

Betis’ opening game saw them beat Celtic 4-3 in a thriller in Seville, while Manuel Pellegrini’s men secured a no-nonsense 3-1 victory away at Ferencvaros in their second. Leverkusen beat Ferencvaros in Germany in their opening game before hammering Celtic 4-0 in Glasgow in their second.

Domestically, Betis are eighth in La Liga, level on points with seventh-placed Barcelona and two behind Atletico Madrid and the Champions League spot they represent.

Borja Iglesias fired the Andalusian side into the lead in the 75th minute, only for Robert Andrich to equalise seven minute later and ensure that the spoils were shared.

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