Betis: Casto; Chica, Amaya, Dorado, Nacho;
Beñat, Iriney; Jonathan Pereira (Goitia 70'), Salva Sevilla (Juanma
46'), Jefferson Montero (Sergio Rodríguez 60'); Santa Cruz. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Roberto; Juárez, Mateos, Da Silva, Abraham; Ponzio, Rubén Micael (Zuculini 64'); Barrera (Juan Carlos 52'), Luis García, Lafita; Helder Postiga. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 07. Santa Cruz. Got ahead of marker to turn Chica cross wide of Roberto.
2-0. 12. Salva Sevilla (penalty). After Abraham brought down Pereira in area.
2-1. 36. Juárez. Played shot back in to net after Casto pushed ball away.
3-1. 48. Beñat (penalty). After Da Silva blocked ball with arm inside penalty area.
4-1. 50. Santa Cruz. Steered header down past keeper from long Chica cross.
4-2. 77. Juan Carlos. Far post volley after Luis García headed on Juárez centre.
4-3. 79. Juan Carlos. Shot wide of Roberto after Postiga strike came off defender.
Yellow cards: Da Silva 47', Zuculini 84' / red cards: Casto 69'.
Betis are sitting proudly at the top of the first division after a 4-3 victory over Zaragoza in the last of the midweek matches on Thursday evening. A Santa Cruz strike from Chica's cross, and a Salva Sevilla penalty after Abraham fouled Jonathan Pereira, put them two up in twelve minutes. Juárez pulled one back before the break after Lafita prevented local keeper Casto from getting a clear punch on his clearance. But a Beñat penalty after Da Silva handled in the area, and a second from Santa Cruz soon after the restart appeared to have wrapped things up. However Casto was sent off with twenty minutes to go after bringing down Luis García outside of the area, and Juan Carlos scored two goals in three minutes, both volleys from the left of the area, to set up a nail-biting finish.