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Valencia close gap on Real Madrid after win over Real Betis


Fourth-placed Valencia moved to within a point of Real Madrid with a 2-0 win over Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday. Rodrigo finished off a quick counter-attack to fire the hosts ahead after 23 minutes. Shortly after the restart, Simone Zaza latched onto a through-ball from Geoffrey Kondogbia to double Valencia’s advantage and wrap up the three points. At ...

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Asensio hits brace as Real Madrid edge Betis in thriller


Marco Asensio scored twice as Real Madrid beat Real Betis to secure a third successive victory. Zinedine Zidane’s side took the lead when Asensio nodded in, but Betis equalised through Aissa Mandi. Nacho’s own goal put Betis ahead at the break but Sergio Ramos, Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to put the defending champions in control. Sergio Leon’s late goal ...

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Betis stun Real Madrid on Ronaldo return

Antonio Sanabria has won eight caps for Paraguay (Image credit: Getty Images)

Antonio Sanabria scored a 94th-minute winner as Real Betis shocked Real Madrid to win at the Bernabeu in La Liga for the first time in 19 years. The 21-year-old dived onto Antonio Barragan’s cross to head past Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Zinedine Zidane’s side dominated for large spells, but Cristiano Ronaldo was among the home players to waste chances ...

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Gus Poyet sacked by Real Betis


Gustavo Poyet has been sacked by struggling Spanish outfit Real Betis after just 11 La Liga games and replaced by Victor Sanchez del Amo, the team confirmed on Saturday. The 48-year-old Poyet paid the price as the Seville-based club languish in 14th position just two points above the relegation zone. A former midfielder for Uruguay, Real Zaragoza, Chelsea and Tottenham, ...

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Van der Vaar joins Real Betis

Van der Vaart has family from Andalusia - the region of Spain where Real Betis play (Image credit: EPA)

Former Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has joined La Liga newcomers Real Betis. The 32-year-old, who has won 109 caps for the Netherlands, has signed a three-year deal and moves on a free transfer from Hamburg. “Betis is a great club and I am happy to come to the best league in the world,” he said. “I have had ...

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