Spanish La Liga Watch: Eibar Ease Relegation Fears With ‘Surprise’ Betis Victory

Eibar have eased their relegation worries in the Spanish La Liga after they surprisingly produced their best game of the season to emphatically dispatch 10-man Real Betis 5-0 at home.

The lowly outfit started scoring in a fortunate manner after Spanish defender Jordi Amat put through his own net in the 6th minute before Argentina midfielder Gonzalo Escalante added a second goal on the half hour mark to give his side a 2-0 lead at the interval.

The game ended as a contest ten minutes into the second half after Betis defender Assier Mandi was sent off for a professional foul in the box and the subsequent penalty was dispatched by Charles. The former Malaga and Celta Vigo forward completed his brace after 71 minutes before Sergei Enrich netted to make it a comprehensive 5-0 victory.

The win moves Eibar four points clear in the battle for survival while Real Betis drop one place from 8th to 9th following the thrashing they were handed by their hosts on Monday night.