REAL BETIS NEWS

Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti are in Barcelona’s squad to face Real Betis on Sunday, but Ousmane Dembele is left out.
Sevilla boss Pablo Machin warned his side ‘risk paying dearly’ if they play like did during their 3-2 win at Akhisar Belediyespor on Thursday.
Real Betis boss Quique Setien felt his side should have come away with more than a 1-1 draw against Milan as ‘we were completely dominant’ at times.
Real Betis Coach Quique Setien is confident his side can win away at Barcelona and Villarreal ‘to get out of trouble’.
Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez admits he is ‘bored by most football teams’ and cited Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
Real Betis defender Marc Bartra has emerged as a prime January transfer target for Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
Real Betis Coach Quique Setien has hailed his side’s win in Milan which he believes will ‘give the team prestige’.
Milan will be without three first-team players for the visit of Real Betis on Thursday in the Europa League group stage.
Quique Setien believes his Real Betis side are ‘superior to all our rivals’ but ‘understood’ the whistles from home fans after defeat to Real Valladolid.
Espanyol went second with victory over Huesca in La Liga Week 9, while Real Valladolid continued their resurgence under Ronaldo.
Real Betis Coach Quique Setien has explained how his possession-based style of coaching is directly linked to his love of chess.
Real Betis are hopeful of returning for Manchester City utility player and Ukrainian international Oleksandr Zinchenko, say Diario AS.
Real Betis winger Joaquin Sanchez turned down a move to Chelsea in 2006 despite a €36m agreement for the player, says his father.
Real Betis striker Loren Moron has confirmed he rejected the opportunity to join West Ham United this summer.
Marc Bartra says he is enjoying working with Luis Enrique again as the Spain boss is ‘keeping in line with his Barcelona concepts’.
Sevilla wanted to sign Argentina international Giovani Lo Celso, now at rivals Real Betis, before joining Paris Saint-Germain.
Real Betis winger Joaquin Sanchez has admitted he was very close to signing for Real Madrid instead of Valencia back in 2006.
Real Betis won their first European game in five years but Sevilla lost in Russia and Villarreal needed a late comeback draw in Moscow.
Valencia finally won their first game of the season in La Liga Week 7, while Real Betis needed a late goal to beat Leganes.
Real Betis Coach Quique Setien believes his side’s ‘very important’ three points at Girona reflect their ‘dominant’ performance.
Sevilla hit Levante for six in the second half of La Liga’s Week 5 action, but there was more misery for Valencia.
Real Betis Coach Quique Setien believes the state of the pitch Karaiskakis Stadium is a ‘problem’ for their Europa League clash with Olympiakos.
Rayo Vallecano made history against Huesca but there was more disappointment in store for Atletico Madrid and Valencia.
After no wins in their opening three games, Valencia will be out to end that run against Real Betis on Saturday.
Real Betis are proud to include the name of their home city in their title as they are ‘the most Sevillian thing in Sevilla’.
Sevilla Director of Football Joaquin Caparros believes the Seville derby between his club and Real Betis “cannot be allowed to move to the US.”
Real Betis ‘have a team who can dream and are capable of doing great things’ according to midfielder Sergio Canales.
Napoli midfielder and Spain Under-21 international Fabian Ruiz believes his €30m fee this summer ‘acts as a huge motivation’.
Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho has responded by critics by saying he ‘does not have to answer them’.
Roque Mesa has had his red card against Real Betis on Sunday rescinded by La Liga’s Competition Committee.
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