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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Betis: Atleti fail to widen gap with Real Madrid after goalless display

With neighbours Real Madrid given a free weekend due to Sevilla playing in the Copa Del Rey final, Atletico Madrid had the opportunity to strengthen their grip on second place in Sunday evening’s clash with Real Betis. Diego Simeone’s men failed to capitalise on the opportunity however and played a drab 0-0 draw with a Real Betis side inching closer to Europa League qualification at the Wanda Metropolitano. With Diego Costa confirmed to miss the Europa League semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Thursday, Simeone decided to relegate Antoine Griezmann…

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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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Real Betis vs Las Palmas: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Real Betis will look to extend their winning run to six games when they face Las Palmas on Thursday evening. Date: Sunday, 19 April 2018 / Kick-Off at 20:30 UK /Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin Paco Jemez’ visitors travel to Andalusia sitting ten points behind 17th placed Levante and in desperate need of a miracle. Five defeats in their last six, mixed with a draw against Deportivo La Coruna leaves the Gran Canarian outfit destined for La Liga 123 football next season. Betis, on the other hand, have been remarkable of late…

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Setien delighted after fifth straight win

Quique Setien has revealed his delight after Real Betis beat Girona on Friday night 1-0. Setien’s side were extremely inconsistent at the start of the season, shipping in more goals then they scored. But a turn around in form and the arrival of Marc Bartra from Borussia Dortmund has seen the Andalusian side’ fortunes change. Prior to the game against Girona on Friday evening, Betis were in good form, having won four of their last four games – results which saw them move to the forefront of the potential Europa…

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Girona 0-1 Real Betis: Joaquin magic inspires victory for away side

Real Betis beat Girona on Friday evening to further strengthen their chances of qualifying for Europe. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having done that – his side seem to have taken their foot off the pedal…

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What is the best way Girona can bounce back after three defeats?

It’s now no wins in three for Girona at arguably the most important part of the season with the chance of Europa League fading away. Whilst there was nothing to separate Girona and Levante in their last game at Montilivi, the divide in quality on the day at least was clear for everybody to see last Sunday. Real Sociedad, a side with very little to play for other than a respectful end of season mid-table position in La Liga seemingly brushed Girona aside at ease. A rare, incredibly bad day…

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Setien heaps praise on Girona as battle for Europe hots up at Montilivi

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has heaped praise on Girona as the battle for European qualification hots up in La Liga. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having done that – his side can put their…

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Girona boss Machin wants his team to show Betis who they are

Girona boss Pablo Machin has called on his side to show Real Betis who they are on Friday evening as the race for Europe hots up in La Liga. The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and having…

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Girona v Real Betis: Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Newly-promoted Girona will look to bounce back after defeat last week as they take on Quique Setien’s Real Betis on Friday evening. 20.00 BST, Friday 13th April, Montilivi (Girona, Spain) The Catalan club have exceeded all expectations this season and they are still very much in with a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, however last week’s 5-0 thumping at the hands of Real Sociedad means they now sit three points outside the top six in eighth place. Avoiding relegation was undoubtedly Pablo Machin’s main objective this season and…

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Real Betis 2-0 Eibar: Hosts move into fifth place with victory

Sergio Leon scored as Real Betis beat Eibar 2-0 on Saturday afternoon and the victory fires them into fifth place spot. With sixth place Villarreal playing Athletic Club on Monday, Quique Setien’s side temporarily lead the Yellow Submarine’s by two points. Nothing to play for Eibar stay lodged in mid-table while they use the remaining fixtures to experiment for next season. The visitors saw more of the ball at the Benito Vilamarin stadium but failed to turn the possession into any chances and it was the hosts who looked the…

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