Sevilla beat Real Betis 3-2 in the Seville derby on Saturday evening at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The visitors from across the city could and probably should have taken the lead early on when Jese Rodriguez came close but the former Real Madrid man’s miss only seemed to spur on the home side.
In what proved to be an end-to-end encounter, controlled largely by Betis in terms of possession – the hosts would take the lead when former Barcelona man Munir El Haddadi scored just before the half hour mark.
His strike would see Joaquin Caparros’ side finish the first half leading but Giovani Lo Celso would get the away side back into the game just ten minutes after the break.
The game did not stay level for long though as Pablo Sarabia continued his excellent form in front of goal this term by firing his side in front.
Just four minutes later and the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan faithful would be celebrating once more as Franco Vazquez struck and made it 3-1.
A late goal from Cristian Tello got Betis a lifeline but the visitors failed to grab an equaliser and the game ended in favour of Sevilla, who now have the advantage in the chase for European football.