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1-0: A TIRELESS SEVILLA FALL TO DEFEAT IN THE FIRST FEMALE GRAN DERBI

A goal after three minutes was enough to give Betis a win in a match which saw Sevilla put up a valiant fight and create more than one chance to equalise in the dying stages

Sevilla Ladies came up short at the Luis del Sol Sports Village in the first Female Gran Derbi in history. Paco García and Sergio Jiménez's squad worked hard but a very early opener weighed on the Sevillistas and was ultimately enough to carry the hosts to a Green and White win. 

The first-half started catastrophically for Sevilla, with a very early goal from Rocío Gálvez putting Betis in front. With just three minutes on the clock, the centre-back connected well with Marta Pérez's corner and put her header well beyond the reach of Pamela. With their dream start, the Green and Whites started to dominate possession, though the Sevillistas never stopped working to get back into the game. With 20 minutes gone and after a yellow card for LucíaNagore Calderón showed her quality and put Jenni through on goal with a perfect pass; the Coria native was unable to hit the back of the net, dragging what was Sevilla's clearest opportunity of the game so far just wide. 

Maite, Jenni and Amparito had the clearest chances to find the second goal of the game

The score would stay the same until the break, and though Betis were still ahead, possession and momentum fell more in favour of Sevilla FC come the restart. On the hour mark the Sevillistas would have a double chance to find a deserved equaliser through Maite and Jenni. The minutes went by and Sevilla looked to the bench in search of a goal. Oliva and Olga provided mettle and speed in the centre of midfield and on the wing respectively alongside Rocío and Amparito who also came on. It was at the latter's boots that the final chance of the game reared its head. Sevilla arrived in flocks in Betis' area, but were unable to hit the target for the elusive and deserved 1-1.

With the loss and other results on the matchday, Sevilla FC fall into a group of four teams on 15 points alongside Real Socidedad, Fundación Albacete and Sporting Club de Huelva - who coincidentally are the next opponents to visit the José Ramón Cisneros Sports Village to kick off the second-half of the season.

Sevilla's starting 11 was as follows: Pamela, Lucía, Nagore, Alicia, Jenni, Bores, Piemonte, Maite, Olivia, Claudia and Blanca.  Olga, Oliva, Rocío and Amparito also had minutes.

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