Real Betis

  • Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona beat Real Betis 3-1 06-04-2014 01:03 AM

    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...
  • Atletico pressure Real Madrid with 2-0 win at Betis 23-03-2014 11:42 PM

    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...
  • Real Betis sign ex-Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan 29-01-2014 09:35 PM

    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 team-mates before he was presented on Friday following the completion on his move from Italian club Cagliari. The 26-year-old played...
  • Former Betis coach Mel takes over at West Brom 10-01-2014 08:31 AM

    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 18-month contract and takes over the reins...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Betis 5-1 in Spanish league 16-12-2013 12:12 AM

    Spain: Real Sociedad's promising playmaker Ruben Pardo set up three goals to lead a 5-1 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...
  • Real Betis fire coach Pepe Mel; Juan Carlos Garrido takes over 03-12-2013 04:20 PM

    Spain: Last-place 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...
  • Alberto Bueno's brace gives Rayo Vallecano 2-2 draw at Real Betis 01-12-2013 08:47 PM

    Spain: Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto Bueno scored his second goal in injury time to secure a 2-2 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...
  • Sepp Blatter condemns 'racist' Real Betis supporters 26-11-2013 07:35 PM

    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 4-0 derby defeat at Sevilla. A group of Betis fans were briefly shown on Spanish TV making what appeared to be monkey...
  • Barcelona's Gerard Pique to miss Real Betis trip due to injury 09-11-2013 07:21 PM

    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...
  • Atletico Madrid thrash Betis to stay just behind Barcelona 28-10-2013 08:45 AM

    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 5-0 rout of Real Betis, keeping the team pegged one point behind Spanish leader Barcelona. Oliver connected with a squared ball from Jorge "Koke"...
  • Real Betis held to 0-0 home draw by Granada 22-09-2013 06:43 PM

    Barcelona: Real Betis were held to a 0-0 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...
  • Swansea sign midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo from Real Betis 03-07-2013 08:59 AM

    Swansea, Wales: Swansea City have signed midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo from Real Betis on a three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Although the 21-year-old'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...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday 27-06-2013 06:55 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's round-up 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...
  • Bilbao sign midfielder Benat Etxebarria 27-06-2013 02:03 PM

    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 26-year-old Benat played for Bilbao's second team until 2008. He had a breakout season for Betis in...
  • Mallorca beat Real Betis 1-0 in Spanish league 21-05-2013 09:10 AM

    Madrid: Mallorca's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league were kept alive by a 1-0 win against Real Betis on Monday. With two rounds left, 19th-place Mallorca are three points behind 17th-place Deportivo La Coruna but with an inferior goal difference. Mallorca striker Tomer Hemed scored in the 21st...
  • Messi nets two to push Barcelona to the verge of title 06-05-2013 08:03 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi netted two goals within 15 minutes of coming on as a substitute to give Barcelona a 4-2 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 2-2,...
  • Messi misses training before Betis La Liga clash 04-05-2013 08:06 AM

    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...
  • Draw with Deportivo hurts Betis' bid to qualify for Europe 30-04-2013 10:13 AM

    Madrid: Deportivo La Coruna held Real Betis to a 1-1 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" Sanchez-Rico dribbled past three defenders before beating goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel to score...
  • Real Madrid lose 1-0 at Real Betis 25-11-2012 04:54 AM

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  • Real Betis beat Getafe 4-2 in Spanish League 06-11-2012 08:54 AM

    Madrid: Real Betis scored four times in the second half to earn a 4-2 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...