Real Betis secured a much-needed 2-0 win away to Cádiz, putting a dent in the new manager honeymoon period for Mauricio Pellegrino and extending the Yellow Submarine’s winless streak to a staggering 20 games.
Willian José, returning to the starting lineup after a brief absence, set the tone early with a beautiful curled finish just six minutes in. Betis dominated the first half, with Nabil Fekir and Marc Roca threatening further goals, but Cádiz almost equalized through Gonzalo Escalante’s strike that Rui Silva spectacularly saved.
The lead was doubled shortly after the break by debutant Pablo Fornals, who whipped a left-footed effort into the far corner. Betis wasted chances to extend their lead through Fekir and Lucas Pirez, while Rui Silva continued to shine with another stunning save from Robert Navarro.
Despite a late Cádiz revival, Betis held on comfortably to secure a vital three points in their European push. They now have just two away wins in their last 11 league games, while Cádiz remain rooted in the relegation zone, desperately searching for their first victory under Pellegrino.