Betis: Fabricio; Nelson, Paulao, Dorado, Nacho;
Jefferson Montero (Matilla 79'), Beñat, Iriney, Jonathan Pereira (Juanma
63'); Rubén Castro, Santa Cruz (Jorge Molina 76'). 4-4-2.
Osasuna: Andrés Fernández; Echaide (Lekic 83'), Lolo, Miguel Flaño, Damià; Puñal, Raoul Loe; Cejudo (Timor 69'), Raúl García, Lamah (Ibrahima 64'); Nino. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 34. Rubén Castro. Picked up Montero pass and ran on to shoot past Andrés.
Yellow cards: Raoul Loe 50', Paulao 56', Lolo 82' / red cards: Raúl García 61'.
Sixth placed Osasuna were beaten 1-0 by Betis on Sunday, and they are now only a point ahead of four teams in the table. There was little to talk about in the first half until Rubén Castro picked up the ball in midfield and ran on to fire a spectacular shot past Andrés with ten minutes to go to the break. Cejudo tested Fabricio for the first time with a long shot soon afterwards, but the visitors were left with ten men when Raúl García was shown a straight red card for tripping Jefferson Montero from behind. Montero brought a good save out of Andrés and Jorge Molina's control let him down when put through on goal a few minutes later, and in the dying minutes Ibrahima headed wide and then had an appeal for a penalty waved away by the referee. A much needed win though for Betis, and with 42 points to their name they are virtually high and dry.