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Reaction to Spain’s World Cup Squad

Julen Lopetegui has announced his final 23 man squad for the 2018 Russian World Cup today. A few surprises were bound to be in store for some players and there certainly are a few. Overall however there should be little argument with the starting line up and the players to be called on will certainly make Spain one of the early tournament favourites. The one player who will take the greatest disappointment in not being in the 23 is Marc Bartra. The centre back has revolutionised Real Betis since his…

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Ayoze Perez set to move to Real Betis

Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez is the next player on Real Betis’s radar according to Mundo Deportivo. The 24 year old is after having one of his better seasons with Newcastle after four years with the club, following his €2 million move from Tenerife. In a low scoring season for Newcastle, Perez was their top goalscorer in the Premier League with eight goals, along with providing five assists. He added a further two goals in the FA Cup; making his goals-per-game contribution for the season a respectable 0.41. After an outstanding…

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Sime Vrsaljko linked to Man United in €30 million deal

Fresh off the back of starting in and winning the Europa League Final against Marseille in Lyon on Wednesday night, Atletico Madrid right back Sime Vrsaljko has been linked with a move to Manchester United. Even though the Croatian is seen as the successor to the ever present Juanfran on the right hand side of the impenetrable Atlei defence, question marks have lingered over his future at the club for the past two seasons. Having joined the now Europa League champions from Sassulo for €16 million in the summer of…

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La Liga News 

Barcelona agree five year deal with Clement Lenglet

After an underwhelming season at Sevilla, Clement Lenglet has cast his sights on a brighter future with Barcelona. According to multiple sources including The Sun and Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have agreed a five year deal with the French centre back. According to the reports, Barcelona representatives met with Lenglet’s agent’s where an agreement was reached for the 22 year old to move to the La Liga champions. The Frenchman still wants the move even in the knowledge he will not be a guaranteed started with the Blaugrana. Even though Sevilla have not…

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Spain’s expected preliminary World Cup squad

With the first game of the Russia 2018 World Cup less than one month away at this point, it is time to have a look at Spain’s potential squad. National team manager Julen Lopetegui is expected to send his preliminary 35 man list to FIFA next Monday (21st May). Here we will take a look at what players are guaranteed to make this list, who are maybes and those on the fringes also. Of course this list will also be cut down to 23 before the start of the World…

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Sevilla manager Joaquin Caparros apologises to Real Betis

Another exciting Real Betis game, this time against cross city rivals Sevilla. The news in the aftermath of the game was not covered by the players on the pitch however. Comments made by the Sevilla manager Joaquin Caparros in the build up to the match took the attention. Not only were these simply ‘comments’ rather, the interm manager decided to sing the club’s anthem on the players coach upon arriving at Estadio Villamarin on Saturday. As the game finished in a 2-2 draw in front of a packed home crowd…

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La Liga Match Centre 

Real Betis 1-0 Las Palmas: 95th minute winner for home side

In stoppage time, one of the advertisement boardings by Tag Heuer read: “Don’t crack under pressure”. With Real Betis seemingly ready to drop two points against beatable opposition, they seemed to take inspiration from this, stuck with their game plan and didn’t crack under pressure. They ended up carving out a win for themselves and make one step further into European football next season. Marc Bartra made one step further into the Spanish World Cup squad also with a man of the match performance. Dani Gimenez showed his confidence in…

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La Liga News 

Real Betis goalkeeper Adan out for rest of season

Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan appears set to spend the remainder of the season on the sidelines. The former Real Madrid graduate revealed that he was suffering with a pubic muscular issue for some time. The issue has reached its optimum now however and the goalkeeper revealed painkillers were not working for him anymore. Adan is quoted by El Desmarque as saying: “The area is even more affected and the intake of medication that was being done no longer mitigates the pain … My obsession since I came to Real Betis…

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La Liga Match Centre 

Real Betis 0-0 Real Sociedad: Scoreless draw shocks La Liga viewers

Last time out, Real Betis and Real Sociedad played out an eight goal thriller. Much of the same was expected again at the Estadio Villamarin on Thursday evening. A strong wind was blowing through the Andalusian stadium however, which effected both attendance (still reached over 40,000) and the quality of play. In what was largely an uneventful first half, it came to life in the final 25 minutes still, neither side were able to find the back of the net. In what was Betis’ first and Sociedad’s second 0-0 game of…

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Levante 0-2 Real Betis: Betis move into seventh

Real Betis moved closer to their dreams of European qualification on Monday night as they beat Levante 2-0 away from home. Two unfashionable goals from a fashionable team; but Quique Setien’s side will be delighted to move within three points of neighbours Sevilla. Levante supporters displayed their unhappiness as they waved their white handkerchiefs following Monday’s defeat at home. Fabian Ruiz was best player on the field again as he clocked up 100 accurate passes along with making five tackles. Real Betis, having looked like they had settled on a…

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