Wed, Sep 19, 2012 - Page 20 News List

’Keeper Jimenez’s error hands Betis three points

AP, MADRID

A late error by Real Valladolid goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez gave Real Betis Balompie a 1-0 away victory in La Liga on Monday.

Jimenez let an easy ball slip from his grasp in the 89th minute, allowing Betis striker Ruben Castro to take advantage for the late winner.

It was Betis’ first match in three weeks because of the international break and because their game against Atletico Madrid was rescheduled because of the European Super Cup.

Valladolid endured a second straight loss after starting the season with two victories.

Betis are six points behind league leaders Barcelona, who have 12 points.

Malaga are next with 10, followed by Sevilla and Mallorca with eight.

Reigning champions Real Madrid are eight points adrift of Barcelona after a terrible start.

Spanish La Liga

Team P GD PTS

1 Barcelona 4 9 12

2 Malaga 4 4 10

3 RCD Mallorca 4 2 8

4 Sevilla 4 2 8

5 Atletico Madrid 3 5 7

6 Rayo Vallecano de Madrid 4 1 7

7 Deportivo de La Coruna 4 2 6

8 Real Betis Balompie 3 2 6

9 Real Valladolid 4 0 6

10 Real Sociedad 4 -2 6

11 Valencia 4 0 5

12 Real Madrid 4 1 4

13 Getafe 4 -3 4

14 Levante UD 4 -3 4

15 Athletic Bilbao 4 -4 4

16 RC Celta de Vigo 4 -1 3

17 Real Zaragoza 4 -3 3

18 Granada 4 -4 2

19 RCD Espanyol 4 -3 1

20 CA Osasuna 4 -5 1


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