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.
There are certainly goals in that list of players. As it stands, Betis would remain in seventh position in the table, four points off the top four, while Getafe would sit one spot and one point behind. That is a measure of just how important the second 45 minutes are in terms of the race for Europe. The second period is just moments away. Here we go then. Both sets of players join us on the pitch ahead of the second half. No changes for either side at this stage of the match which is perhaps not too surprising. It is the type of game that could be won by the odd goal. 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.
Live Commentary: Real Betis 0-0 Getafe - as it happenedEvening all! Week 28 in La Liga is completed as Betis welcome Getafe to the Benito Villamarin. Both sides have European matters on their minds as we approach the latter stages of the campaign, but this is the type of match that neither can afford to lose. Should Betis pick up all three points then they would move level on points with sixth-placed Valencia. Getafe appear to have overcome their difficult run of form to emerge as a real threat for the final Champions League position. They have won four of their last five matches in the league, but they have been against teams in the bottom half of the table. In many ways, this is the most fascinating match in this round of La Liga fixtures.
Madrid’s arch-rivals FC Barcelona will host Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou in their opening match of the La Liga 2022-23 season. On the other hand, Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid will travel to face Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Monday. Other newly promoted sides Real Valladolid and Girona will start their La Liga 2022-23 campaign against well-established top division teams Villarreal and Valencia, respectively.
STATISTICS: The home side have dominated the possession with 57%, but they have managed just two attempts to Getafe's five. If it were a boxing match, then Getafe would just about be winning on points. But there is still a lot of football to be played. BENCH WATCH: The home side have a host of attackers on the bench in the shape of Joel Campbell, Alvaro Vadillo and Igiebor. Meanwhile, Getafe have the likes of Paco Alcacer, Gavilan and Lafita in reserve.
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. Again it's good work from Getafe as Colunga advances down the left before whipping a dangerous cross into the box, but Canas is back to clear for a corner. The resulting set piece is whipped into the box by Leon, but Rafa can only clip his header wide of the post.