Iglesias' late penalty earns Betis victory over Getafe

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Borja Iglesias earned and converted a late penalty to give Real Betis a 1-0 victory over Getafe in the Spanish league.

The Betis striker came on in the 64th minute and made an impact by winning two penalties after being fouled twice by Getafe defender Sofian Chakla in the box.

Getafe goalkeeper David Soria saved the first kick when he blocked Sergio Canales' effort in the 76th. Canales also wasted the rebound by sending it over the crossbar.

After earning a second trip to the spot, Iglesias took it on himself to fire the penalty past Soria for the 84th-minute winner in Seville.

"We deserved to win. I think both the penalties were correct decisions. I'm feeling good and full of confidence which is why I stepped up," Iglesias said.

Betis lost forward Nabil Fekir to an apparent injury early in the match. He walked off the field when substituted by Cristian Tello.

Friday's victory lifted Manuel Pellegrini's Betis into sixth place and a Europa League spot.

Getafe's struggles continued with their winless streak reaching six games.

They are in 14th place and only three points from the relegation zone before the rest of the games for this round.

Getafe defender Djene Dakonam said the team was "unlucky with the two penalties. But we have to get our identity back. We have lost our toughness."

Source AAP