Andrea Belotti’s goal cancelled Sergio Canales’ opener to salvage Roma a hard-fought draw in the matchday four encounter.
Roma had lost at home when the two sides faced off seven days ago at the Stadio Olimpico 2-1.
Sergio Canales opened the scoring for the Spanish side in the 34th minute after a terrible back pass fell for Rodri Sanchez, whose well-played pass found Sergio Caneles. A Roma defender deflected Caneles’ strike and sent Rui Patricio the other way.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side looked like they got all three points in the bag, making qualification from the group difficult for the Romans.
Real Betis’ lead only lasted 19 minutes. Roma came from the break with all determination and tenacity to get at least a point in Seville.
A well-taken team goal saw Roma draw level on the night. A Tammy Abraham lofted pass found Mady Camara, who laid down a beautiful pass to Andrea Belotti. Andrea Belotti’s clean strike into an empty net proves to have gotten Jose Mourinho’s side a draw.
Interference by the VAR made the goal stand because the assistant referee had judged the goal offside.
Roma held on to the draw as Real Betis kept pushing for a winner. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with Roma being the happier of the two sides as they got a draw.
Real Betis sit at the summit of the group with 10 points, while Ludrogets are second with 7 points, Roma third with four points and HJK last with just one point.
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