REAL BETIS NEWS
Official: SD leaves Celta for Betis
Real Betis have confirmed the appointment of Celta Vigo’s Miguel Torrecilla as their new sporting director on a four-year contract.
Season over for injured Bravo?
Claudio Bravo’s season could be over after the Barcelona goalkeeper suffered a calf injury against Real Betis on Saturday.
Pique: No Espanyol motivation
Gerard Pique insists Barcelona “have enough motivation” to win La Liga as they host Catalan rivals Espanyol in their final home game next week.
Enrique: Barca are privileged
Luis Enrique says Barcelona are in “a privileged position” after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Real Betis kept them top of La Liga with two games to go.
Rakitic & Suarez defeat Betis
Barcelona remained top of La Liga as second-half strikes from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez defeated 10-man Real Betis 2-0 on Saturday.
Luis Enrique takes no chances as a full-strength Barcelona visit Real Betis in La Liga this evening, aware that only a win will do.
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Enrique dismisses Barca conspiracy
Luis Enrique has dismissed the conspiracy theory that La Liga teams would rather Real Madrid win the title than Barcelona ahead of Real Betis.
Adan ‘wants to do Madrid favour’
Antonio Adan hopes Real Betis beat Barcelona as the former Real Madrid goalkeeper is backing his old club “win as many trophies as possible”.
Gracia was close to Betis?
Real Betis reportedly approached Malaga’s Javi Gracia about taking over next season and got a positive response, only to delay and miss out.
Betis dismiss sporting director Macia
Real Betis have confirmed the dismissal of sporting director Eduardo Macia and are set to appoint Celta Vigo’s Miguel Torrecilla as his successor.
Emery hails Sevilla resolve
Unai Emery hailed his Sevilla players for showing resolve in the face of adversity after Sunday’s 2-0 derby win against Real Betis.
Sevila forgive Rami after Betis dig
Unai Emery says Sevilla have accepted Adil Rami’s pre-Betis apology after the defender claimed Sunday’s derby was “a preseason game”.
Adan ‘wants to ruin Barca’s League’
Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan, formerly of Real Madrid, hopes his side can spoil Barcelona’s League title defence.
‘Betis 99% safe’
Juan Merino sees Real Betis as ‘99% safe’ from relegation after a late win over Las Palmas.
Merino not thinking of Sevilla
Real Betis Coach Juan Merino isn’t thinking of the weekend’s derby with Sevilla, only Tuesday’s visit of Las Palmas.
Berizzo ‘wants sprint, not marathon’
Eduardo Berizzo insists Celta Vigo must “embark on the final sprint, not rely on our momentum” ahead of Saturday’s match against Real Betis in La Liga.
Castro: Points better than goals
Ruben Castro insists ensuring Real Betis’ survival with his goalscoring feats “is the most important thing” as opposed to the publicity.
Merino: Joaquin must show stature
Real Betis boss Juan Merino has urged Joaquin Sanchez to “show he’s a big player for us” after recalling the winger for Saturday’s visit of Levante.
Simeone ready for Barca battle
Diego Simeone insists Atletico Madrid are ready to fight Barcelona for both La Liga and the Champions League after Saturday’s 5-1 demolition of Real Betis.
Simeone in Rummenigge dig
Diego Simeone has hit back at Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after the Bayern Munich CEO questioned Atletico Madrid’s place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Musonda: Betis the perfect move
Charly Musonda believes he made the “perfect” move by joining Real Betis on loan from Chelsea in January.
Gracia wary of ‘different’ Betis
Javi Gracia has urged his Malaga side to be wary of the threat posed by a new-look Real Betis on Saturday. “They’re a different team to before…”
Valverde: Athletic can reach CL
Ernesto Valverde issued a rallying cry to his Athletic Bilbao players after Sunday’s 3-1 win against Real Betis as “six points isn’t too steep a deficit”.
Valverde wary of Betis ‘trap’
Ernesto Valverde has warned Athletic Bilbao that Sunday’s visit of Real Betis in La Liga “could pose a trap”.
Brazil move for van der Vaart?
Rafael van der Vaart’s agent has confirmed interest from Brazil in the Real Betis midfielder.
Merino: Betis’ hardest game
Juan Merino believes Real Betis will have their work cut out when they host Granada in “the most difficult game of our run” on Sunday.
Castro: Betis performing highly
Ruben Castro believes Real Betis are “playing at a high level” after five games unbeaten and can take a “giant step” towards La Liga safety this weekend.
Espanyol hit by illness
Eight Espanyol players have been stuck down by gastroenteritis, only a matter of days before playing Real Betis.
Gracia to Betis next season?
Real Betis are considering who will have the bench next season and Malaga’s Javi Gracia appears to be the favourite.
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