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Real Betis 1-2 Sevilla: Ocampos and De Jong secure derby victory

Real Betis 1-2 Sevilla: Lucas Ocampos and Luuk de Jong secure derby victory to send Julen Lopetegui’s side fourth in La Liga

  • Lucas Ocampos fired under keeper Joel Robles to open the scoring for Sevilla
  • Top scorer Loren Moron snatched an equaliser for the hosts just before half-time
  • Sevilla restored their lead 10 minutes into the second period through De Jong

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 players celebrate after being city rivals Real Betis in the derby on Sunday night

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.

Dutch striker Luuk de Jong (above) scored the winner for the visitors in the 55th minute

 

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