First Division - Day 2

Betis 1 - Osasuna 0

Betis: Doblas; Oscar López, Juanito, Rivas, Luis Fernández (Varela 28'); Marcos Assunçao, Rivera; Joaquín (Fernando 72'), Edu, Xisco (Melli 86'); Oliveira. 4-2-3-1.
Osasuna: Elía; Javier Flaño, Miguel Flaño, Cruchaga, Corrales; David López (Moha 78'), Puñal, Raúl García, Delporte; Milosevic (Valdo 75'), Romeo (Webó 75'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Betis: Rivas, Xisco for Nano, Arzu / Osasuna: Elía, Miguel Flaño, Cruchaga for Ricardo, Cuéllar, Josetxo.

1-0. 63. Oliveira (penalty). After Xisco tripped by Miguel Flaño inside area.

In a repeat of last season's Spanish cup final, Betis once again beat Osasuna, this time running out 1-0 winners thanks to a second half penalty from Oliveira. Neither keeper had much work to do early on, but if anything the locals had the better of it, Elía saving from Xisco's header and Juanito just failing to get on the end of a Marcos Assunçao free kick.

Both sides had one eye on their midweek European commitments but the locals stepped up the pressure after the break, with Joaquín switching wings and curling a shot just wide of the post. A few minutes later Assunçao put Xisco through, and one of the Pamplona based side's two twin brothers Miguel Flaño tripped the striker inside the area, Oliveira converting the resulting penalty kick.

The visitors had hardly created a chance all match, but they were upset when rookie referee Pérez Lima turned down an appeal for a penalty by Rivas on Romeo. The last chance of the game though fell to Joaquín, who burst through the middle but shot wide. However the hosts had done enough to win the three points, giving them a boosts for their Champions League debut against Liverpool on Tuesday night.