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Carles Alena makes first start for Real Betis in win over Real Sociedad

The midfielder put in a strong showing

Real Betis Balompie v Real Sociedad - La Liga Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Carles Alena made his first La Liga start for Real Betis on Sunday and enjoyed a good game as Rubi’s men beat Real Sociedad 3-0 at the Benito Villamarín.

The midfielder was instrumental in the hosts picking up all three points through goals from Borja Iglesias, Joaquin and Sergio Canales.

Alena linked up well on the right flank with potential future Barca team-mate Emerson, who picked up his fifth assist of an increasingly productive season.

The Barcelona loanee also seems to have already struck up a great understanding with Canales which bodes well for Betis’ future.

Alena played 68 minutes of the match and was given a big ovation by the home fans when he was taken off in the second half and replaced by Guido Rodríguez.

The win sees Betis move up to 11th place in the table ahead of La Liga games against Getafe, Eibar and then Barcelona on February 9.

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