REAL BETIS

  • Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona beat Real Betis 3-1 April 6, 2014

    Spain: Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona secured a 3-1 win over a spirited Betis side at Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi converted a 14th-minute penalty and followed up a second spot kick that was blocked by goalkeeper Adan Garrido to seal the lackluster victory in the 86th. Messi recorded his...
  • Atletico pressure Real Madrid with 2-0 win at Betis March 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid beat 10-man Real Betis 2-0 on Sunday in the Spanish league to increase the pressure on Real Madrid ahead of their clasico with Barcelona. Atletico are tied on 70 points with Madrid. Gabi Fernandez opened the scoring with a long-range blast in the 58th minute, shortly after Betis...
  • Real Betis sign exMadrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan January 29, 2014

    Seville: Real Betis have signed former Real Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan as they try to avoid relegation in the Spanish league. Adan had trained for two days with his new teammates before he was presented on Friday following the completion on his move from Italian club Cagliari. The 26yearold played sparingly for...
  • Former Betis coach Mel takes over at West Brom January 10, 2014

    London: Pepe Mel, the charismatic Spaniard who led Real Betis to seventh place in La Liga last season and writes mystery novels in his spare time, was named manager of English Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion on Thursday. "(Mel) has signed an 18month contract and takes over the reins from...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Betis 51 in Spanish league December 16, 2013

    Spain: Real Sociedad's promising playmaker Ruben Pardo set up three goals to lead a 51 rout of bottom side Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sociedad may have flopped out of the Champions League, but have found their form in the domestic competition where they have won six of...
  • Real Betis fire coach Pepe Mel; Juan Carlos Garrido takes over December 3, 2013

    Spain: Lastplace Real Betis have fired coached Pepe Mel after a poor start to the Spanish league season. Betis president Miguel Guillen says "it's a tough decision but we needed a change of dynamics and results." Betis say former Villarreal coach Juan Carlos Garrido, who led Belgian side Club Brugge more recently,...
  • Alberto Bueno's brace gives Rayo Vallecano 22 draw at Real Betis December 1, 2013

    Spain: Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto Bueno scored his second goal in injury time to secure a 22 draw at Real Betis on Sunday in the Spanish league. The result left the hosts struggling in last place while Rayo moved out of the relegation zone and into 17th. Defender Antonio Amaya headed Betis...
  • Sepp Blatter condemns 'racist' Real Betis supporters November 26, 2013

    Madrid: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has condemned the Real Betis fans who apparently directed racist chants at their own player Paulao after he was sent off in Sunday's 40 derby defeat at Sevilla. A group of Betis fans were briefly shown on Spanish TV making what appeared to be monkey chants...
  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique to miss Real Betis trip due to injury November 9, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say defender Gerard Pique will miss Sunday's match at Real Betis due to pain in his pelvis. Coach Gerard Martino also left Sergio Busquets off his squad to rest the holding midfielder. Youngster Marc Bartra could start in place of Pique in the center of the Spanish champion's defense,...
  • Atletico Madrid thrash Betis to stay just behind Barcelona October 28, 2013

    Madrid: Promising teenager Oliver Torres scored 13 seconds into his first start for Atletico Madrid on Sunday before veteran David Villa added a brace in their 50 rout of Real Betis, keeping the team pegged one point behind Spanish leader Barcelona. Oliver connected with a squared ball from Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion...
  • Real Betis held to 00 home draw by Granada September 22, 2013

    Barcelona: Real Betis were held to a 00 draw at home by Granada in the Spanish league on Sunday, leaving both teams with one win through five rounds. It was Betis' second scoreless result in four days after they drew with Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday. Betis created more...
  • Swansea sign midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo from Real Betis July 3, 2013

    Swansea, Wales: Swansea City have signed midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo from Real Betis on a threeyear deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Although the 21yearold's contract with Betis had run out, Swansea said on their website (www.swanseacity.net) they paid an undisclosed transfer fee. He is the third Spanish player to join...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday June 27, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Zinedine Zidane named assistant manager at Real Zinedine Zidane is the new Real Madrid assistant manager after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Los Blancos. L'Equipe gave the...
  • Bilbao sign midfielder Benat Etxebarria June 27, 2013

    Bilbao: Athletic Bilbao say they have reached a deal with Real Betis to secure the return of midfielder Benat Etxebarria to the Basque club. Bilbao say Benat's contract is for five seasons. The 26yearold Benat played for Bilbao's second team until 2008. He had a breakout season for Betis in 201011...
  • Mallorca beat Real Betis 10 in Spanish league May 21, 2013

    Madrid: Mallorca's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league were kept alive by a 10 win against Real Betis on Monday. With two rounds left, 19thplace Mallorca are three points behind 17thplace Deportivo La Coruna but with an inferior goal difference. Mallorca striker Tomer Hemed scored in the 21st minute...
  • Messi nets two to push Barcelona to the verge of title May 6, 2013

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi netted two goals within 15 minutes of coming on as a substitute to give Barcelona a 42 comeback win over Real Betis on Sunday and push his team to the brink of the Spanish league title. After his teammates had rallied back twice to level at 22, Messi...
  • Messi misses training before Betis La Liga clash May 4, 2013

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi missed training on Friday as he battles to regain fitness for the La Liga leaders' final few matches of the campaign. "The Argentine forward ... did physiotherapy work" apart from the rest of his team mates, Barca said in a statement on their website. Messi damaged a...
  • Draw with Deportivo hurts Betis' bid to qualify for Europe April 30, 2013

    Madrid: Deportivo La Coruna held Real Betis to a 11 draw in the Spanish league on Monday, extending their unbeaten away run to six matches and denting Betis' bid to qualify for Europe. Deportivo striker Ivan "Riki" SanchezRico dribbled past three defenders before beating goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel to score in...
  • Real Betis beat Osasuna 2-1 to rise to 5th in Spain March 9, 2013

    Seville: Striker Ruben Castro scored late to give Real Betis a 2-1 win over Osasuna on Friday, as the Andalusian side rose to provisional fifth place in the Spanish league. Jorge Molina gave Betis the lead on their rain-soaked home pitch when he headed in Joel Campbell's cross in the...
  • Athletic Bilbao, Real Betis split points after 11 draw January 22, 2013

    Seville: Athletic Bilbao drew 11 at Real Betis Monday to end a threegame losing streak in the Spanish league. Betis striker Ruben Castro opened the scoring in the second minute from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz rashly fouled Salva Sevilla disputing a ball on the edge of the area. Betis...
  • Atletico defeat Betis 20 in Copa del Rey quarterfinal January 18, 2013

    Madrid: An early goal by Radamel Falcao helped Atletico Madrid to a 20 home win against Real Betis in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. Atletico, which is unbeaten at their Vicente Calderon stadium this season, piled the pressure on early and Diego Godin nearly broke through...
  • Real Betis win 21 at Real Zaragoza to stay 5th in Spain January 5, 2013

    Zaragoza: Strike pair Ruben Castro and Jorge Molina both scored to give Real Betis a 21 win at Real Zaragoza in the Spanish league on Friday. Betis' third straight away victory provisionally lifted the Sevillebased side level on points with fourthplace Malaga and two points behind thirdplace Real Madrid. "Starting...
  • Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Betis 20 December 10, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was unstoppable on Sunday as he demonstrated why his team fill the top spot in the Spanish league. Messi broke a 40year record for most goals in a year by scoring his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 to lead Barcelona to a 21 win...
  • Recovering Messi in Barcelona squad for Betis tie December 8, 2012

    Madrid: Lionel Messi should be available for Sunday's La Liga match at Real Betis after recovering from a blow to the knee sustained in Wednesday's Champions League game against Benfica, Barca said on Saturday. The Argentine World Player of the Year initially appeared to have suffered a more serious injury after...
  • Hiddink puts farewell message into perspective November 30, 2012

    Hague: Earlier this week, Guus Hiddink declared he was enjoying "in principle" his last season as a football coach, but Thursday he downplayed that statement again. " 'In principle' says it all," the 66yearold coach of Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala said, reports Xinhua. "I have so much fun and energy. If...
  • Real Madrid lose 10 at Real Betis November 25, 2012

    Barcelona: The Spanish league is barely three months old, but Real Madrid's title defense is in serious danger after Real Betis midfielder Benat Etxebarria struck from long range to deal last season's champion a 10 loss on Saturday. Madrid appeared to have put its struggles from earlier this season well behind...
  • Real Betis beat Getafe 42 in Spanish League November 6, 2012

    Madrid: Real Betis scored four times in the second half to earn a 42 win at Getafe on Monday and climb to fourth place in the Spanish league. After a scoreless and finely balanced first half, substitute Jorge Molina broke the deadlock in the 59th minute for his fourth goal of...
  • Real Betis earn narrow victory against Valladolid in La Liga September 18, 2012

    Madrid: A late error by Valladolid goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez gave Real Betis a 10 away victory in the Spanish league on Monday. Jimenez let an easy ball slip from his grasp in the 89th minute, allowing Betis striker Ruben Castro to take advantage for the late winner. It was Betis' first match...
  • Madrid wary of Bilbao after loss to Barcelona January 20, 2012

    Madrid: Spanish leaders Real Madrid will be wary of a surging Athletic Bilbao as they look to shake off another disappointing loss to Barcelona and focus on maintaining their fivepoint lead over the defending champions. Bilbao, who have won three straight and are unbeaten in seven matches, are fifth in the...
  • Forlan brace gives Atletico Madrid Euro tonic May 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Atletico de Madrid left Real Betis with four weeks in which to save themselves from the drop after they secured a win that moves los Colchoneros to within a point of fourth. Diego Forlan ensured that Atletico Madrid kept their Champions League hopes for next term alive with a...