Betis welcomed Sevilla to the Benito Villamarin for a clash that was, sadly, without supporters, but still had serious talent on display. Betis captain Joaquin missed out, however, after testing positive for covid-19 alongside teammates Alex Moreno, Marc Montoya and Andres Guardado.
Sevilla came into the game in fourth place, building quietly but strongly throughout the season and beginning to come into their own. They were three points behind Real Sociedad in third but with three games in hand. Betis were tenth, but decidedly closer to the bottom of the table than the top.
Betis started the game the better of the two sides, coming close on a couple of occasions. It was Sevilla, however, who took the lead shortly after the second-half got underway. Youssef En-Nesyri, on at half-time, did well to find Suso, whose left-footed finish was accurate and true.
Suso strikes for Sevilla in El Gran Derbi! ⚪🔴
The visitors pounce on a Betis error to take the lead 👏 pic.twitter.com/TlVclOCicY
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