Don't worry - the reason I haven't updated the blog since yesterday's game isn't because I've thrown myself off the highest available building in Seville. No, it's just that Typepad, the blogging platform I use, has been down for the last 24 hours or so.
And anyway, there's not much to say about the match itself except that it was literally unwatchable. As you can see from the highlights below, Paulao made two excruciating errors that handed the game to Rayo in the first 25 minutes and then had some kind of meltdown and asked to be substituted, a request to which Gaby Calderón, surprisingly, agreed. (Graffiti appeared on the walls of the training ground this morning accusing the Brazilian defender of being "a coward".) I have to admit that I stopped paying attention when it was 2-0, but I gather that only the wordwork saved Betis from total humiliation, while Javi Chica scored a late consolation - his first for Betis - which he was able to dedicate to his late friend Dani Jarque.
It goes without saying the season could not end soon enough.
Betis: Adán; Juanfran, Paulao (Vadillo, m. 31), Perquis (Jordi, m. 66) Chica; Lolo Reyes, Ndiaye, Nono; Leo Baptistao (Verdú, m. 66) Rubén Castro, Jorge Molina.
Goals: 1-0, m. 14: Rochina. 2-0, m. 26: Paulao en propia puerta. 3-0, m. 51: Larrivey. 3-1, m. 78: Chica.