Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui says they deserved their 2-0 defeat of Real Betis on Thursday.

The LaLiga resumed after a three-month suspension with the Seville derby – as a Lucas Ocampos spotkick and Fernando struck for Sevilla’s 2-0 win.

Lopetegui said, “It is a various situation, they have actually striven and the boys have actually taken advantage of it. The team has been succeeding specifically in sacrifice, in attitude and in feeling of an excellent team.

“We have transcended, we have scored two objectives and we could have been able to score more.

“The environment is what it is, you need to adapt and get utilized to it. The intensity and significance that we have offered to the derby has been nearly more due to the circumstance, the uncertainty. It was a historic derby.

“It is a shame to see the stadium empty but I hope people have actually had the ability to enjoy it. Although they might not be here we have actually felt their encouragement and spirit.”