First Division - Day 9

Betis 2 - Alavés 0

Betis: Adán; Barragán, Mandi, Jordi Amat, Tosca; Camarasa (Fabián 73‘), Javi García, Guardado; Joaquín (Boudebouz 78’), Sanabria, Joel Campbell (Tello 62’). 4-3-3.
Alavés: Pacheco; Vigaray, Alexis, Maripán (Katai 76’), Rodrigo Ely, Alfonso Pedraza; Alvaro Medran, Manu García (Burgui 80’), Dani Torres, Wakaso; Munir (Bojan 80‘). 5-4-1.

1-0. 13. Sanabria. Angled header across Pacheco from Barragán cross.
2-0. 75. Alexis (own goal). Deflected Tello cross past own keeper.

Yellow cards: Javi García 30’, Munir 39’, Jordi Amat 74’, Wakaso 77’.

Betis are in to the European spots, above city rivals Sevilla on goal difference, after a 2-0 win over Alavés 2-0 on Saturday evening. Sarabia headed the first from Barragán’s cross in the twelfth minute, and Joaquín and Camarasa brought good saves out of Pacheco either side of the break. Munir had a good penalty appeal turned down though and was then pulled up incorrectly for offside, and Adán had to make a couple of important saves, but with a quarter of an hour to go Tello’s cross hit Alexis, and the ball bounced slowly past the wrong-footed visiting keeper to put the result beyond doubt.