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Diego Lainez makes winning debut for Real Betis

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Sergio Canales scored in injury time to give Diego Lainez a winning debut as Real Betis rallied to a 3-2 victory over Girona on Sunday.

Real Betis looked in control of the match early, but two goals from Girona in a space of eight minutes turned the match on its head. Girona’s lead was eventually erased early in the second period when Loren Moron scored from a Sergio Canales pass to put the score even at two goals.

In the 81st minute, Diego Lainez replaced goalscorer Loren Moron to make his first appearance for his new club. The Mexican youngster had glimpses of his technical ability and looked active on both sides of the wing, as well as in the middle.

Real Betis’ winner came late in added time when a penalty was called for a foul on Giovani Lo Celso. Sergio Canales stepped up and put the ball into the back of the net for the decisive goal.

Along with Lainez, fellow Mexican Andres Guardado was a starter for Betis, collecting 66 minutes of play before being substituted off for Zouhair Feddal.

Real Betis next play Espanyol on Thursday for their Second Leg match in the Copa del Rey.