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Sub Iborra earns Sevilla come-from-behind derby win at Betis

Goals by Gabriel Mercado and Vicente Iborra saw Jorge Sampaoli's side beat local rivals Real Betis, who had gone ahead through Riza Durmisi.

Sub Iborra earns Sevilla come-from-behind derby win at Betis

Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra came off the bench to lead his side to a second-half comeback at city rivals Real Betis on Saturday, assisting and scoring in a 2-1 win to provisionally take Jorge Sampaoli's men joint-top of La Liga.

Durmisi gives Betis half-time lead

The visitors looked to be suffering a hangover from their Champions League win over Leicester City on Wednesday as they were outrun in the first half by Betis, who took a deserved lead in the 36th minute from a free kick by Riza Durmisi.

Durmisi (left) celebrates scoring the opener.
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Durmisi (left) celebrates scoring the opener.CRISTINA QUICLERAFP

Mercado levels soon after the break 

Sampaoli made a double substitution at the start of the second half, bringing on Iborra and striker Wissam Ben Yedder, and it was Iborra who set up the equaliser for Gabriel Mercado in the 56th minute, allowing the Argentine defender to stab the ball in from close range.

Substitute Iborra grabs winner

Sevilla then found the winner in the 76th minute. Steven N'Zonzi headed Samir Nasri's free kick on for Iborra to knock into the top corner and seal Sevilla's fourth straight win in all competitions.

Iborra celebrates after scoring the winner at the Benito Villamarín.
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Iborra celebrates after scoring the winner at the Benito Villamarín.Aitor Alcalde ColomerGetty Images

Provisionally level with top-dogs Real

They are now second in the standings, level on 52 points with leaders Real Madrid, who have two games in hand and visit Villarreal on Sunday. Champions Barcelona are third on 51 points and play their game in hand of Sevilla at Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

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