Sevilla FC conquered Heliópolis. In an equal and intense game of football, Sevilla took home all three points as the exacted revenge for last year's defeat. Sevilla FC opened the scoring with a great goal by Ocampos, however, Betis drew level on the stroke of half-time through Loren. In the second half, they went through a lot but after a piece of quality from Banega and a sublime pass through to De Jong, the dutchman finished in style to give Sevilla the win. They had to suffer and were under the cosh for a lot of the remainder of the game, but stood firm so that the lead didn't slip away from them again. Then again; derbys aren't about playing football; they're about winning.
The derby got underway under a fierce atmosphere. Fekir's nearly made the breakthrough after an error by Reguilón, but the French international couldn't find the back of the net. Sevilla replied not long after when De Jong, who was found brilliantly, directed a header towards goal but it was saved well by Joel. Sevilla were dominating the game more and more and Nolito had an effort in the tenth minute, but the 'keeper was once again equal to the task.
De Jong had a good header saved and then Ocampos put Sevilla in front with a great strike
The match was still pretty even, but Sevilla struck first and put themselves ahead on the scoreboard just before the 15 minute mark. A ball in the area broke to Ocampos who, after setting himself, struck a fierce left-footed strike that gave Joel Robles no chance. It was a great blow that Sevilla struck first, and then knew how to soak up the pressure as Betis found their way back into the game little by little. Ocampos had another attempt after 0-1, but, apart from that, there were no other major opportunities for Sevilla to increase their lead in the first half.