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Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday that clinched a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare. Giroud had not scored for Chelsea for six months but he knows what it’s like [...]

Caparros: Seville Derby Cannot Be Played Abroad

Sevilla Director of Football Joaquin Caparros believes the Seville derby between his club and Real Betis “cannot be allowed to move to the US.” Girona’s clash with Barcelona in late January is said to be the first La Liga game to be played abroad while a series of others are set to follow. “Sevilla against [...]

Barcelona have stepped up their interest in signing talented Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz as the summer transfer window draws ever closer. With the experienced Andres Iniesta leaving the club this summer, Barcelona are on the lookout for a talented youngster to replace the iconic midfielder, and Ruiz has emerged as the prime candidate to [...]

Real Betis have filled a formal complaint about the refereeing in their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this past weekend. At the center of Betis’s complaint is the collision between Keylor Navas and Darko Brasanac at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, which should have seen the Real Madrid goalkeeper sent off. Betis [...]

Top Five La Liga Signings This Summer

While there has been a huge exodus of talent from La Liga, some players have remained in Spain. Here are the top five Spanish signings this summer that went under the radar. Alberto Bueno – Real Valladolid to Rayo Vallecano (FREE) Not a name that instantly catches the imagination, but there was a time when [...]

Levante Beats Real Betis 3-1

Levante maintained their unlikely push towards a Champions League place with a comfortable win over Real Betis. Three goals in a 17-minute period around half-time was enough to ensure a win that moves the unfancied club back up to fourth. Jose Barkero’s 34th-minute free-kick and Xavi Torres’ header soon after gave them a lead that [...]

Barca Win To Keep Pressure On Madrid

Barcelona looked like they were headed for a draw before Alexis Sanchez and Messi scored in the span of 10 minutes to hand the Catalans a much needed 4-2 win over Real Betis that reduced their deficit on Leaders Real Madrid to 5 points. World Player of the year Lionel Messi scored a brace to [...]

Relegation for Real Betis

Real Betis were relegated from the Primera Division on Sunday night as the race to remain in the top flight went to the wire. Betis started the day two places outside the bottom three but a 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid proved not enough as both Osasuna and Sporting Gijon won to pull clear. Osasuna’s [...]

Valencia 3-2 Over Real Betis

Achille Emana, Real Betis’ leading goal scorer now with 5 goals, converted a penalty kick in the 64th minute to tie the match up at 2-2.  About ten minutes earlier, Juanma scored for Betis.  It was his first goal of the La Liga season. Three points were secured for Valencia once Rubén Barajaheaded home the [...]

Valencia – Real Betis Preview

With both clubs pushing for 2009 European spots, Valenica and Real Betis face off in a crucial La Liga battle.  Real Betis coach Paco Chaparro has guided the outfit to 8th in the table.  The club is paced by Achille Emana who has 4 La Liga goals as well as 2 assists. Valencia is paced by [...]