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Sevilla tops Real Betis in derby as La Liga returns

Lucas Ocampos had a goal and an assist as Sevilla marked the first La Liga match since the coronavirus pause with a 2-0 defeat of city rivals Real Betis at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday.

Sevilla stays third in moving onto 50 points, six behind Real Madrid and four above Real Sociedad and Getafe. Atletico Madrid is sixth with 45 points.

Betis remains 12th, eight points above the bottom three. Betis lost 2-1 at home in the season’s first Seville Derby and has lost its last three Seville Derby.

Ocampos opened the scoring after Luuk de Jong was judged to have been fouled in an aerial battle with ex-Barcelona and Dortmund man Marc Bartra.

There was a bit of good fortune on the second goal, but it looks so pretty that we’ll give Ocampos the benefit of the doubt.

What we’re trying to say about Ocampos’ third assist of the season, a cheeky back heel, is that he was trying to score rather than flick up for Fernando at the back post.