Sevilla are in the driving seat in their Copa del Rey tie against Real Betis following a 2-0 win away from home on Wednesday.
- Real Betis 0 Sevilla 2
- Krohn-Dehli opens scoring
- Krychowiak doubles advantage
- Castro misses penalty
- N'Diaye sent off
Sevilla wasted no time racing into the lead and Michael Krohn-Dehli had them ahead after just 13 minutes.
Grzegorz Krychowiak added a second shortly after the break before Ruben Castro missed a great opportunity to get Betis back into the game from the spot.
And Real Betis were handed a further blow when Alfred N'Diaye was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Sevilla were in fine form to start the game and were nearly ahead when Ciro Immobile had a header saved after just seven minutes.
Krohn-Dehli, though, would take the next opportunity when he slotted home after being teed up by Ever Banega.
Real Betis then missed two half-chances in the 16th and 19th minutes.
Banega and Timothée Kolodziejczak then both had efforts on goal well saved, before Jordi Figueras headed just wide at the other end.
Krychowiak, though, had doubled the advantage just four minutes into the second half, firing home from close range.
On 80 minutes, though, Real Betis were seemingly handed a way back into the game when Kolodziejczak was adjudged to have fouled Dani Ceballos in the box.
However, Castro wasted the chance when he fired his penalty just wide of the top left-hand corner.
There were late chances at either end in a scrappy end to the game, but neither side were able to take advantage and Sevilla head into the second-leg with a two away-goal advantage.