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Sep 15, 2013 at 8pm UK at Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis
3-1
Valencia
Molina (9'), Sevilla (22', 34')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Costa (67')

Result: Real Betis ease past Valencia

Real Betis defeat Valencia 3-1 at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Real Betis have produced a first-half masterclass to dispose of Valencia at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in La Liga.

Pepe Mel's men turned on the style in the first 45 minutes, as Jorge Molina and a double from Salva Sevilla left Los Che chasing shadows.

An improved showing from Valencia after the break saw Alberto Costa reduce the deficit, but at no point did Miroslav Dukic's side look like turning the game around.

It did not take long for the Verdiblancos to break the deadlock, although the opportunity to do so was gifted to them by Costa, who was caught in possession just outside his own area by Sevilla.

The 29-year-old midfielder then weighted a pass through to Molina, who swept confidently past Diego Alves.

Intricate build-up play from Juanfran and Molina unlocked the Valencia defence for Sevilla to burst through and double the advantage in the 22nd minute.

Another wonderfully crafted goal saw the hosts out of sight before half time, as this time a reverse pass from Alvaro Vadillo sent Sevilla darting late into the box to notch his second of the game.

Betis took their foot off the pedal in the second half, allowing the visitors to enjoy the lion's share of possession.

Costa's powerful header gave Dukic's men a lifeline with 23 minutes remaining, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation goal.

The 3-1 victory marks the first win of the new season for Betis, lifting them to 11th in the table. Meanwhile, Valencia are down in 15th with three points from their four games so far.

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