Sevilla 3 – 5 Betis – One of the Greatest Seville Derbies

This was a game where football was the true winner…and Betis technically.

Excuse the facetiousness but surely a certain amount is allowed after coming out on top of a game like that? It had pretty much everything you would want for in a game of football. Completely none stop action from  quite literally the 1st minute to the last of the 95 minutes played, and everything else in between. Eight goals between the teams, both hit the frame of the goal, the crowd were on fire and there was a feistiness between the players on the field with plenty of yellow cards, as you would expect from a gran derbi.

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A Club Legend Returns Just in Time for the Seville Derby

It’ll be Los Reyes Magos time on Saturday when Real Betis make the 3km trip across town to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to take on the eternal rivals. The Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, is a day when Spanish children exchange their Christmas gifts, and los verdiblancos fans will be hoping for the greatest gift of all…no, not frankincense, myrrh or gold, but a big fat three points.

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Kicked up the arse by Granada ahead of Seville Derby

Just before the game last Friday I tweeted about how it would be the first of three consecutive Andalucian derbies for Betis and how I spelled a hat-trick.

Of course I meant a hat-trick of victories; starting with Granada, finishing with Málaga and stuffed in the middle with Seville. I did not in my wildest Betis imagination, even taking into account that Betis can be highly erratic and difficult to predict, envisage being 3-0 down to the leagues second worst offensive outfit!

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Video – el derbi Sevillano

Promo video from Sweden’s biggest Betis fan, Linus Lövgren (@LajnusLovgren) to get the blood pumping a little…enjoy!

Derbi news and my personal preview to follow early this afternoon.

Viva el Betis!