Real Betis claimed a huge away win over Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Los Verdiblancos are enjoying a stunning season so far, sitting third in La Liga, and they are now on their way to the next round of the Europa League.
Manuel Pellegrini‘s men faced a Zenit side who dropped out of the Champions League on Thursday night in the Europa League knockout playoff round.
And they produced a brilliant performance, racing into a 2-0 lead in Russia.
The Russian side levelled through Artem Dzyuba and Malcom, but Betis got back in front again before half-time.
Experienced midfielder Andres Guardado found the net on the 41st minute and Betis put in a disciplined second-half display to see out the win.
There are no away goals anymore in European competitions, but Betis still take a big win back to the Benito Villamarin ahead of next week’s second leg.