Sevilla's players celebrates after winning the Spanish league football match Real Betis vs Sevilla FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on Feb. 25, 2017. / AFP / CRISTINA QUICLER
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Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli hailed his side's second-half "rebellion" to take the spoils once more in the Seville derby with a 2-1 win over Real Betis on Saturday and move joint top of La Liga.Danish defender Riza Durmisi's well-struck free-kick gave Betis a deserved first-half lead.However, the hosts' porous defending at set-pieces was exposed as first Gabriel Mercado and then captain Vicente Iborra stretched Sevilla's unbeaten run over their local rivals to 10 games.However, the European champions have two games in hand, the first of which comes away to Villarreal on Sunday.Betis fed off the atmosphere at a packed Benito Villamarin Stadium for the first 45 minutes as Sevilla looked jaded after their Champions League exploits in defeating English champions Leicester City in midweek.
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