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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Lorenzo Morón (45')
  • Lucas Ocampos (13')
  • Luuk de Jong (55')

Sevilla go fourth after edging derby with Betis

Sevilla took the spoils in a fiercely contested city derby on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-1 away from home to move up to fourth in La Liga.

Julen Lopetegui's side took the lead in the 14th minute when Argentine forward Lucas Ocampos scooped up an attempted clearance inside the area and fired under Betis keeper Joel Robles.

Betis's top scorer Loren Moron snatched an equaliser for the hosts towards the end of the first half, volleying in from close range.

Sevilla restored their lead 10 minutes into the second period through Dutch striker Luuk de Jong and withstood waves of late pressure to grind out the victory, prompting wild celebrations from Lopetegui on the sidelines.

The win took Sevilla into fourth in the standings on 24 points after 13 games, level with third-placed Atletico Madrid and one behind second-placed Real Madrid and leaders Barcelona, who both have a game in hand.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +23 34
2 Real Madrid 15 +21 34
3 Sevilla FC 15 +5 30
4 Getafe 16 +8 27
5 Real Sociedad 15 +8 26
6 Athletic Bilbao 15 +8 26
7 Atletico Madrid 16 +6 26
8 Valencia 16 +3 26
9 Granada 16 +3 24
10 Osasuna 15 +4 22
11 Levante 16 -5 20
12 Villarreal 16 +4 19
13 Real Betis 15 -6 19
14 Real Valladolid 15 -4 18
15 Alavés 16 -6 18
16 Eibar 16 -13 15
17 Mallorca 16 -12 14
18 Celta Vigo 15 -10 13
19 Espanyol 16 -20 9
20 Leganes 15 -17 6