The Real Betis - Sevilla FC derby gets warmed up days before & tonight the final score ended being 3 - 3. An amazing game that lived up to the expectations & the circumstances with a Betis comeback included which will be talked about for a while.
The game was intense, hard, fought out & full of controversy. There were off-sides called but not whistled & even a red card. It was a true city of Seville derby. There was two clear halves, the first for Sevilla & the second for Betis.
Sevilla exploded early & ran over Real Betis in every facet of the game. Sevilla midfielder Rakitic scored first in the 7th min & again in the 19th which Betis claimed off-side. Sevilla forward Alvaro Negredo then gave a "killer punch" with a third goal in the 33rd min.
With the scoreline 0 - 3 Real Betis began their reaction & scored their first in the 43rd min via Pabon, an important goal that is called "psychological". It had an effect as Betis started the second half strong & added a second goal in the 54th min via Ruben Castro that Sevilla FC claimed off-side, it was given as OK.
Sevilla was at this point rattled & nervous & then lost Medal to a red card after an incident with Betis Cañas who should have been sent off as well but was not. With Sevilla down to 10 men Betis went all out & suffocated Sevilla in their own half. The chances arrived for Betis while Sevilla held out until the 89th min when Nosa headed home the equalizer & completed the turn around.
In the end deserved draw for both with merit to Real Betis for their grit & never say never attitude.