After an eventual and highly dramatic el Gran Derbi on Sunday night, Sevilla have climbed out of La Liga’s relegation zone.
Spain’s fiercest rivalry certainly lived up to the billing at the weekend, with three red cards shown in the space of just 11 minutes.
It was all going Betis’ way when Gonzalo Montiel was sent off for a horrendous tackle, before the hosts led courtesy of Jesús Navas’ fluke own goal.
However, Béticos were then shown two red cards, one either side of half time, handing the initiative to Sevilla.
Los Nervionenses then, finally, claimed their equaliser nine minutes from time, thanks to Nemanja Gudelj’s stunning, rocket-like strike.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side have only won once, in six attempts, since his return, but that draw will make them feel a whole lot better.
Now, can Sevilla claim their first home league win of the season?
Real Sociedad meanwhile are seeking their first victory in three, having been held to a 1-1 draw by Valencia at the weekend.
Before this, Imanol Alguacil’s team had actually lost back-to-back games, despite winning five on the bounce prior to that.
All of this has seen los Txuri-Urdin slip from third to sixth in the space of just three games.
So, a crucial clash for both at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.