Betis: Adán; Molinero (Varela 84’), Bruno, Westermann, Vargas; Petros, N’Diaye; Joaquín (Van Wolfswinkel 70’), Dani Ceballos (Digard 76’), Cejudo; Rubén Castro. 4-2-3-1.
Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mariano, Rami, Kolodziejczak, Trémoulinas; Krychowiak, Krohn-Dehli (Iborra 60’); Vitolo, Banega, Konoplyanka (Reyes 72‘); Gameiro (Llorente 82‘). 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Molinero 04’, Westermann 18’, Krychowiak 28’, Dani Ceballos 50’, Vitolo 56’, Cejudo 62’, Trémoulinas 63’, Joaquín 69’, Adán 79’, Rami 79’, Iborra 89’, Digard 92’.
Sevilla remain outside of the top six after they were held to a scoreless draw at city neighbours Betis on Saturday, a physical contest in which there were 41 fouls, twelve yellow cards and one red for Betis assistant coach Ricardo Ríos. Honours were even in the first half, Adán having to save from Gameiro, Konoplyanka seeing his shot deflected for a corner, and Vargas, N’Diaye and Rubén Castro failing to hit the target at the other end. Both sides had penalty appeals turned down, and after the interval Adán had to save from Gameiro, and Reyes curled a free kick wide before the referee finally called it a day. It’s not over yet though, the two rivals also having to face off in the cup in two weeks’ time!