The ‘panda’ was again decisive, with his first goal of the season, and gave the three points to the green and white team in a match in which the locals had the best chances with two balls against the crossbar.
Pellegrini’s side came out dominating, circulating from side to side and monopolizing possession of the ball. The first big chance of the match came through this channel, although a millimetric offside by Canales invalidated the action.
Mendizorroza was pressing, and despite not offering a great collective game, Alavés pushed forward the lines based on momentum. With these premises, Pellistri fought a ball to exhaustion and could have given his team the lead, but his shot went near the post.
Betis came out for the restart with more verve than at the end of the first half. A good triangulation between Bellerín, who crossed into the area, Rodri, who left with his spur, and Fekir, who shot at the long post, could have changed the level of the game, but the Frenchman’s shot was providentially deflected by Rubén Duarte.
He was born in Santiago de Compostela, where he started in the youth ranks of the local team. In 2007 he joined Valencia CF’s youth team, where he remained for three seasons. In the Ché team he used to play as a winger, with Paco Alcácer playing the role of center forward. On August 26 he scored his first goal in the Primera División, in his second game for the Catalan club, in a win over Valencia CF.
On August 26 he scored his first goal in the First Division, in his second match played with the Catalan club, in a 2-0 win against Valencia. Two months later he scored his first brace against SD Huesca (0-2).  He would score consecutively in the following four matchdays of the championship against Valladolid, Athletic Club, Sevilla and Girona. 28] On March 2, he scored the fastest goal of the season, when only 18 seconds had elapsed in the match, against Real Valladolid at the RCDE Stadium (3-1). 29.
Iglesias fichó por el RC Celta de Vigo el 9 de julio de 2013, firmando un contrato de dos años con opción a tres más y siendo destinado al filial en Segunda División B. El 3 de enero de 2015 debutó en el primer equipo -y en LaLiga-, sustituyendo a Santi Mina en el minuto 78 en la derrota a domicilio por 1-0 ante el Sevilla FC.
El 9 de julio de 2018, Iglesias firmó un contrato de cuatro años con el RCD Espanyol con una cláusula de rescisión de 28 millones de euros. Debutó oficialmente con el club el 18 de agosto, siendo titular en un empate en casa contra su antiguo club, el Celta (1-1). En su siguiente aparición, ayudó a los locales a derrotar al Valencia CF (2-0) tras aprovechar un error de Cristiano Piccini a mitad de la segunda parte.
El 14 de agosto de 2019, Iglesias fichó por el Real Betis tras acordar un contrato de cinco años por una cantidad de 28 millones de euros, reencontrándose con su antiguo entrenador del Espanyol, Rubi. En su campaña de debut, apenas marcó tres goles y el equipo terminó en el puesto 15º, y recibió una tarjeta roja el 20 de febrero al final de un empate sin goles en el campo del CD Leganés por empujar a un entrenador rival. En la temporada 2020-21, contribuyó con 13 goles -11 en la liga- para conseguir una plaza en la Europa League.
Since he landed at the Villamarín, the panda has found it hard to find the goal much more than what we were used to. Always with the goal between eyebrow and eyebrow, the Galician has gone from less to more as the matches have passed as a green-white. After a very difficult first season, in which he only scored three times in the league, last season he broke through with eleven goals, which earned him a return to Europe.
And it is in the continental competition where we are seeing the best version of the santiagués, who the other day scored again against Leverkusen. Infallible from eleven meters, Iglesias’ goal from the penalty spot rescued a point against the Germans that keeps them in the upper zone and away from Celtic, Betis’ immediate pursuers. It was against the Scots that he made his debut in Europe, scoring the 3-2 that culminated the comeback in a match that Pellegrini’s team was losing 0-2 after half an hour of play.