Betis: Adrián; Chica, Paulao (Nosa
Igiebor 81'), Amaya, Alex Martínez; Cañas, Beñat; Joel
Campbell (Vadillo 64'), Pabón, Juan Carlos (Jorge Molina 46'):
Rubén Castro. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Beto; Coke, Fazio, Botía, Alberto Moreno; Medel, Kondogbia (Maduro 85'); Jesús Navas (Manu del Moral 91'), Rakitic, Reyes (Perotti 69'); Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 07. Rakitic. Ran on to Reyes pass and beat Adrián from wide angle.
0-2. 19. Rakitic. Turned shot past keeper after Chica cut out previous pass.
0-3. 33. Negredo. Got on the end of Reyes cross to beat keeper on far post.
1-3. 42. Pabón. Charged down Medel clearance and ran on to lob keeper.
2-3. 54. Rubén Castro (penalty). After Fazio pushed over attacker in area.
3-3. 89. Nosa. Got above defence to head Pabón cross down past Beto.
Yellow cards: Beñat 05', Amaya 39', Chica 39', Fazio 53', Cañas 55', Campbell 62', Alberto Moreno 93' / red cards: Medel 55'.
A thrilling local derby to start off the weekend, with Betis coming back from three goals down to draw 3-3 against Sevilla. Unai Emery's side needed a win to keep in touch with the European spots, and newlywed Rakitic put them two up early on, the first from a wide angle and the second after Chica could only play his pass to the offside Negredo back in to his path. When Negredo got on the end of a Reyes cross to make it three some disgruntled fans already started to leave, but before the half time break Pabón put the locals back in the game, lobbing keeper Beto after charging down a clearance by Medel. Eight minutes in to the second half Betis were awarded a dubious penalty for an off-the-ball push by Fazio on Jorge Molina, Rubén Castro converting the spot kick, and a couple of minutes later Medel got himself sent off for a slap on Cañas which the midfielder made the most of. The ten men defended fiercely after that, but with a couple of minutes left to go substitute Nosa Igiebor got above the defence to head Pabón's cross down past the visiting keeper. The draw keeps Pepe Mel's side in sixth spot, still six points above their city rivals in the table.