Sunday August 21, 2011 Day 1 Estadio Benito Villamarin

Real Betis v Sevilla FC

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  1. Matchpack: Betis v Sevilla

    Matchpack: Betis v Sevilla

    Team news, manager quotes, facts and figures ahead of the weekend's massive derby clash between Real Betis and Sevilla in La Liga. More

  • Live Commentary

    • 90+3' One last effort from Betis is wide - and the whistle then brings to an end a fiery Seville derby which ends honours even.
    • 90+3' Navas wide on the right waiting for a ball from Reyes, but he goes for glory... wide of the target.
    • 90+2' More Sevilla aggro with a ball boy, who frankly has it coming for being a bit of a self-righteous brat. Know your place, ball boy!
    • 90+1' Three minutes to be added on.
    • 90' Castro booked for kicking out at Spahic after he shielded the ball out for a Sevilla goal-kick.
    • 89' Caceres and Molina tussling inside the Sevilla box... the defender doesn't do anything wrong really but forward Molina claims a penalty after going over. Strong refereeing from Carballo again.
    • 88' Isidoro set up to let fly from distance - sliced way off target.
    • 87' Sevilla and Real Zaragoza are the only two sides yet to pick up a single point after conceding the first goal in La Liga this season. The 10 men would love to break that run here.
    • 86' Castro again the danger inside the box, Chilean Medel there to block his shot though to keep Sevilla level.
    • 85' Betis the team on the ball. This attack ends outside the box and Sevilla win a free-kick off Castro.
    • 84' Betis change: and their goalscorer also makes way, Benat replaced by Jorge Molina.
    • 83' Sevilla change: 6'5" Japanese Ibusuki Hiroshi on for goalscorer Negredo.
    • 82' Sevilla hold firm during a pair of Betis corners.
    • 81' Chaos in the away box as Betis pile into it... after the ball is hacked away, Benat's shot from 18 yards is deflected just wide by Spahic!
    • 80' Navas works it down the right and Negredo is almost able to get a shot away, but not quite.
    • 79' Very tense in the closing stages. The players are tiring but still attacking in numbers.
    • 78' Nacho with a late foul on Navas to pick up a booking.
    • 77' Benat with a little pass down the middle that is just ahead of Santa Cruz.
    • 76' Benat with a cross - or was it an audacious shot? - that Varas catches easily.
    • 75' The home Verdiblancos have conceded the joint-most goals in the last 15 minutes of league games this season (9)...
    • 74' Caceres heads over the bar as Sevilla look for a winning goal.
    • 72' Sevilla change: Martin Caceres - a target for Juventus, who has had flu - on for Luna.
    • 71' Benat goes into the book for a pull-back on Reyes. Harsh on the Betis midfielder.
    • 71' Betis change, before the free-kick: Salva Sevilla on for Juanma.
    • 70' The free-kick is headed across goal and Sevilla just survive. A corner is awarded. The home fans have cranked up the volume with that red card.
    • 69' AND FAZIO IS SENT OFF! What a coincidence - I promise you that was not deliberate. Santa Cruz broke away and the huge defender stopped him illegally near halfway to pick up a second yellow card.
    • 68' Velasco Carballo has shown the most red cards to away sides in La Liga this season - four. Only Fazio in the book so far for Sevilla, for that foul that led to the goal.
    • 67' As another corner comes in, the ball drops to Canas... he controls and digs out a low shot, just past the post!
    • 65' Another corner for Betis, and another cleared by the away side. Very tight in the backlines now.
    • 64' Betis have been the better side in this half, whereas Sevilla were the better in the first. They force a pair of corners.
    • 63' Sevilla are without a win in four league matches, losing three.
    • 62' Stop-start now in this match, very niggly.
    • 60' Sevilla change: Ivan Rakitic on for Piotr Trochowski.
    • 59' Betis change: Alejandro Pozuelo on for Montero.
    • 58' Isidoro booked for a foul on Reyes.
    • 57' Betis continue to apply the pressure from the left. Juanma into the box, beating one challenge and just blocked out by Fazio before he can shoot!
    • 56' Prior to Betis' win in the last meeting between the sides, the Verdolagas had gone five games without a win against Sevilla (D2 L3), failing to score in four.
    • 55' When the corner comes in, Canas goes to ground claiming a penalty. There was nothing in it. And before the kick waas taken, ref Carballo had to have a word with Fazio and Santa Cruz, who were picking a fight.
    • 54' Castro on the left again for Betis, sending in a low, dangerous cross... cleared at the last by Fazio.
    • 53' Betis goalie Casto angry after a Sevilla player had a little dig at him with the ball dead.
    • 52' Nacho commits a foul on Reyes, who holds his back - he fell horizontally.
    • 51' At the other end Sevilla almost grab a goal at the far post. The pace has quickened considerably in the last minutes.
    • 50' Chance for Betis: Castro pulls away to the left and is slipped in... Varas saves the shot from an angle with his legs and Juanma picks up and lays off to Montero... he shoots over the bar!
    • 49' Wild volley well off target by a Betis man.
    • 48' Slower start to the second period. Betis have won all six games in which they have opened the scoring in the league this season.
    • 47' Luna centres from the left and Negredo meets it above Jose Dorado. The striker falls awkardly on his hand, but shakes it off after a wince. A hard striker.
    • 46' The second half starts. What does this derby have left to give after a breathless first 45 minutes? Tell me below - or on Twitter
    • 45+1' Half-time at the Benito Villamarin with the score 1-1.
    • 45' Headed away with Fazio lurking under it. Throw to Sevilla.
    • 44' Corner late in the first half to Sevilla, who frankly deserve to be at least level. Reyes dodging flying toilet rolls.
    • 42' Sevilla have had a lot of joy down that right side all night. Earlier Navas shoved a ball boy who he felt wasn't giving the ball back quickly enough - I think that was before the corner that led to the Fazio header.
    • 41' GOOOOOOL DE SEVILLA! Negredo with it! Navas with a better cross from the right and the striker was in the middle to head home his sixth Liga goal of the season with ease.
    • 39' Fazio rises to head towards the top corner unchallenged and Casto tips over the bar! He was 12 yards out.
    • 38' Corner number six for Sevilla from Reyes to the back post... Nacho puts it out for another corner.
    • 37' Cross from the right as Navas gets away again - poor as he dinked it over Negredo and short of Luna. Betis were carved wide open there.
    • 36' Castro on the left tries to get past Luna... and he is shoved over in the box! The fans howl for a penalty, and it looked one to me, but ref Velasco Carballo shakes his head. And he was stood right there.
    • 36' A fifth corner for Sevilla is too long. Betis have had two.
    • 35' Sevilla are missing striker Frederic Kanoute through suspension - he has five yellow cards - while midfielder Diego Perotti also isn't playing as he has a hamstring injury. Key duo.
    • 34' Real Betis won the last league meeting with Sevilla in 2008/09, but ended the season relegated.
    • 33' More chaos in the home box as Sevilla pile forward. Betis hold firm.
    • 32' The resulting corner is cleared and Emir Spahic shoots for goal from 18 yards... two players block - and Santa Cruz's may have been with his arm - as Betis clear again.
    • 31' Awful backpass from Iriney to put Luna through on goal... what a save by Casto! The home fans rise to acclaim him.
    • 31' Another corner won... but no, the ref signals for a goal-kick. Some fans cry foul, but not too vociferously.
    • 30' At the other end Castro in to the Sevilla area, but he has two defenders in attendance and no support... he wins a corner off Fazio. Nothing comes of it.
    • 29' Reyes away down the right, crossing for Navas of all people to head for goal... saved by Casto.
    • 27' He bent it into the top corner and left Varas with no chance!
    • 26' FANTASTIC GOAL TO OPEN THE SCORING FOR BETIS! Benat from 25 yards with a pearler of a free-kick!
    • 25' Yellow card for Fazio as he clips Castro as he looks to get through.
    • 24' Montero on the left for Betis, dragging his shot a couple of yards wide.
    • 23' Nothing comes of the Betis corner.
    • 22' Montero sent free on the left and centres low... Sevilla defender Fazio there to concede the corner - and prevent a chance.
    • 21' Juanma a bit optimistic as he tries for goal from a long way out, blocked.
    • 21' Negredo nods the ball down for Medel in the box but he cannot get a strike on goal.
    • 19' Jose Antonio Reyes's cross towards Federico Fazio is cleared by the hosts.
    • 19' Home captain Iriney with a tackle from behind on Gary Medel - clear yellow card offence.
    • 18' There has barely been time to draw breath...
    • 17' Countering again from Betis, this time on the left: eventually a shot is blazed over after Roque Santa Cruz attacked a cross.
    • 16' A cross from the right is held by Sevilla keeper Varas.
    • 15' Navas through the middle, feeding Negredo on the left. Jose Canas across to make a solid challenge and win the ball, and Negredo shakes his hand afterwards.
    • 14' Ruben Castro now unable to use the ball efficiently for Betis on the right. Sevilla defending in numbers and breaking out well.
    • 13' Jefferson Montero, on loan from Villarreal, runs into a wall of away defenders on the counter attack.
    • 12' Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido: "I'd like you all to be aware on Saturday you have to give your all on the field of play, as if it were the end of the world. The same as if your life were to end after the final whistle."
    • 12' Marcelino: "Against Betis on Saturday we must try to match what we did [in the goalless home draw against Espanyol last weekend] because it would be very difficult to make another 14 goalscoring opportunities and not take any."
    • 12' Pepe Mel: "I know this city well enough to know that Marcelino has got himself into a sticky patch that he can only get out of by winning the derby. I know he’s a great coach, but Sevilla’s aim was to be in Europe and win the Copa del Rey but, unfortunately for them, they cannot. They can still finish third in the league, but it will be difficult. Sevilla are favourites, but so were Barcelona and they had to fight."
    • 11' Juanma threatening on the right for Betis, but his cross is deflected and spins to the safety of Javi Varas's gloves.
    • 10' According to the TV commentators, 10,000 fans turned up this morning to watch the home players train. Wowsers.
    • 9' Frantic start. And it continues, Navas on the prowl... his low shot skids just wide of the far post.
    • 8' A couple of minutes ago home keeper Casto miskicked a clearance to almost give Negredo an open goal...
    • 7' Sevilla rampaging down the right, the cross eventually directed back to Negredo - he cannot get a clean strike on it.
    • 6' No free-kick awarded in the middle of the park for Betis to howls from the stands. The game is a real tinderbox.
    • 5' Jesus Navas with a clear handball as he challenges. He had his hands up, but wasn't looking. He gets away without a card, to the protestations of the crowd. Table
    • 4' Sevilla attacking again, Antonio Luna on the left with a wicked ball to the back stick - well defended for a corner.
    • 3' A long ball forward puts Alvaro Negredo through for Sevilla... Casto gets a hand to it and the ball drops on to the top of the goal!
    • 2' Sevilla in all red are whistled as they keep the ball - and jeered when a crossfield pass goes into touch.
    • 1' Well worked into the box from the left by Betis but Sevilla hold firm.
    • 1' The club presidents have appealed for calm this week - let's see if the players pay heed, never mind the fans. The home team in green and white kicking from left to right.
    • - Betis, promoted last season, have not played Sevilla for three years.
    • - Kick-off fast approaching and a great atmosphere building.
    • - Betis: Casto; Isidoro, Canas, Dorado, Nacho; Benat, Iriney; Juanma, Jefferson Montero; Ruben Castro, Santa Cruz
    • - Sevilla: Javi Varas; Coke, Fazio, Spahic, Fernando Navarro; Medel, Trochowski; Navas, Reyes, Luna; Negredo
    • - In the meantime, have a read of Andy Mitten's blog on the match. Seville derby stokes passion like no other
    • - Welcome to coverage of the Seville derby! It is one of the biggest games in world football - and we will be live from 21:00 UK time with all the action.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Real Betis

    Manager: Pepe Mel

  • Sevilla FC

    Manager: Marcelino García Toral

Real Betis’s last 5 results

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