Betis: Adrián; Chica, Perquis (Mario
54'), Amaya, Nacho; Joel Campbell (Juan Carlos 65'), Cañas,
Beñat, Vadillo (Pabón 46'): Rubén Castro, Jorge Molina.
Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Aythami, Kaká, Silvio; Abel Aguilar, Alex Bergantiños; Bruno Gama, Valerón (Nelson Oliveira 78'), Pizzi (Camuñas 91'); Riki (Zé Castro 81'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 06. Riki. Picked up ball in own half and ran on to score from wide angle.
1-1. 49. Molina. Ran on to long ball from midfield and cut past Kaká to score.
Yellow cards: Cañas 28', Aythami 37', Vadillo 42', Abel Aguilar 58', Joel Campbell 62', Chica 68', Nacho 69', Pizzi 76', Nelson Oliveira 93'.
Betis and Deportivo drew 1-1 on Monday evening, a result which kept the Galicians a point above the drop zone, but left the home side four points behind sixth placed Valencia. A run of five games without defeat had taken Depor out of the bottom three, and they went ahead in the sixth minute when Riki picked up the ball in his own half and ran on to beat Adrián. The local keeper had to be at his best later in the first half to save from Riki and Aythami, but Beñat and Campbell went close at the other end, and Aranzubia had to be on his toes to keep out Jorge Molina shortly before the break. Pepe Mel brought on Pabón at half time, and the substitute fired a shot just wide of the post almost immediately. And a couple of minutes later Betis were level when Molina ran on to a long ball from midfield to cut past Kaká to score. Beñat and Pizzi both caused problems with free kicks after that, but in the end the two sides had to settle for a point apiece, which benefitted the visitors more than it did their hosts.