Real Betis hammered Espanyol 4-1 at home to clinch their 12th La Liga victory under Manager Mancini this season. Real Betis opened their scores in the 31st minute through Igleasias who equalized for the visitors afrer Espanyol 14th minute opener through De Tomas who was assisted by Gil. Rodriguez scored Real Betis second goal in the 36th minute after clever assist from Fekir to gift the visitors a 2-1 lead at halftime. Real Betis scored two goals in the second half through Igleasias (53) and Willian Jose (76) to seal a comfortable 4-1 victory away from home.
Real Betis climbed up to position 3 in the La Liga table with 40 points; 8 points above 6th placed Barcelona while Espanyol dropped down to position 11 with 27 points. Barcelona will take on Deportivo Alaves away on Sunday while La Liga leaders Real Madrid who have 49 points will take on Elche at Santiago Bernabeu.
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