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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Nolito (22')
  • Zouhair Feddal (79')

VAR denies Real Betis penalty in 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Betis at the Balaidos Stadium in La Liga on Saturday after the visitors were denied a second half penalty by the Video Assistant Referee.

Nolito gave Celta the lead in the first half with a clever free kick from a tight angle, bending his effort around the wall before the ball beat goalkeeper Joel Robles and sneaked in at the near post.

Betis were awarded a penalty in the second half when Rafinha made contact with Andres Guardado's foot as he took his shot at the edge of the box but the referee overturned the decision following a three-minute VAR review.

However, the visitors were the better side in the second half and their domination paid off in the 79th minute when centre back Zouhair Feddal controlled a deep cross from a set-piece play to fire home the equaliser.

The result leaves Celta in 17th place with 35 points, six points above the relegation zone, while Betis remain in 13th place with 38 points.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 24 +31 58
2 Barcelona 25 +33 53
3 Real Madrid 24 +23 52
4 Sevilla FC 24 +16 48
5 Real Sociedad 24 +21 41
6 Real Betis 25 -5 39
7 Villarreal 25 +6 37
8 Granada 25 -11 33
9 Levante 25 +1 32
10 Athletic Bilbao 24 +6 30
11 Celta Vigo 25 -7 30
12 Osasuna 25 -10 28
13 Getafe 25 -10 27
14 Valencia 25 -5 27
15 Cádiz 25 -20 25
16 Eibar 25 -8 22
17 Real Valladolid 25 -13 22
18 Alavés 25 -19 22
19 Elche 24 -15 21
20 Huesca 25 -14 20