Vilanova was pleased with his team’s victory at the Benito Villamarín.
“The first 30 minutes were the best we’ve had all year. However, like I warned before the game, Betis scored before the break without creating many chances, and it got complicated from then on out. In the second half they pressured us high up the pitch and they created chances to score ... I’m pleased. In the first half we dominated the game and in the second half we managed to grind out the win.”