First Division - Day 22

Sevilla 1 - Betis 2

Sevilla: Palop; Mosquera, Squillaci, Escudé, Fernando Navarro; Duscher, Romaric (Maresca 75'); Jesús Navas, Acosta (Renato 65'), Diego Capel (Adriano 60'); Kanouté. 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Ricardo; Nelson (Odonkor 91'), Melli, Juanito, Fernando Vega; Arzu, Mehmet Aurelio; Sergio García, Emaná, Mark González (Damià 52'); Oliveira (Juanma 87'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Mosquera, Squillaci, Fernando Navarro, Acosta, Kanouté for Crespo, David Prieto, Dragutinovic, Fazio, Chevantón / Betis: Nelson, Melli, Fernando Vega, Oliveira for Damià, Monzón, Juande, Juanma.

0-1. 70. Sergio García. Got on end of long Melli pass to turn ball past Palop.
0-2. 83. Oliveira. Ran on to Arzu pass and fired shot wide of keeper.
1-2. 91. Kanouté. Guided header wide of Ricardo from Navarro's cross.

Yellow cards: Mark González 07', Arzu 24', Oliveira 30', Duscher 35', 68', Fernando Navarro 45', Nelson 54', Escudé 84' / red cards: Duscher 68'.

Betis recorded an important 1-2 victory against Sevilla on Saturday evening, the first time they had beaten their city neighbours in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium since 1996. The locals were starting to feel the effect of their good cup run, but they started well, Romaric having a goal ruled out for a borderline offside and Navas and Acosta testing Ricardo either side of half time.

The game swung in the visitors' favour though with twenty minutes to go when Duscher was sent off for a second bookable offence, and almost immediately Melli booted the ball up-field for Sergio García to open the scoring for the visitors. A few minutes later Oliveira added a second on his return to his old club, and Kanouté's header came too late to change the result.