Betis: Casto; Chica, Amaya, Dorado, Nacho;
Salva Sevilla (Vadillo 68'), Beñat, Iriney, Jefferson Montero (Jonathan
Pereira 60'); Rubén Castro, Jorge Molina (Santa Cruz 74'). 4-4-2.
Mallorca: Aouate; Zuiverloon, Chico, Ramis, Cáceres; Joao Víctor, Tomás Pina; Alfaro (Tissone 85'), Sergio Tejera (Kevin 66'), Nsue; Tomer Hemed (Chori Castro 60'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 86. Rubén Castro. Turned ball in on far post after Nsue headed back corner.
Yellow cards: Amaya 10', Cáceres 30`, Joao Víctor 45', Salva Sevilla 54', Pina 78', Chico 81'.
Betis join leaders Real Madrid and Valencia at the top of the table after beating Mallorca 1-0 on Sunday lunchtime. Both sides had won their opening games, and the visitors had the better chances early on, with Nsue and Alfaro bringing good saves out of Casto. Betis should have scored though shortly before half time, when Rubén Castro hit the post and Jorge Molina managed to hit the bar twice with the goal at his mercy on the follow up. Nsue went close after the restart, but Aouate had to be at his best to save from Jonathan Pereira, and new boy Roque Santa Cruz headed just wide minutes after coming on. With the intense heat taking it's toll the game appeared to be heading for a draw, but for the second time in consecutive matches Rubén Castro popped up with three minutes to go to score the winner after Nsue could only head back a long corner. Betis are back, and to their great joy they already two points clear of their city rivals Sevilla in the table.