Preview: Real Betis vs. Getafe

February 19, 2021

Real Betis will be looking to continue their push for a possible European finish in La Liga this season when they welcome an out-of-form Getafe to Seville on Friday night. Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who are currently seventh in the table, recorded an impressive win over Villarreal last weekend, while Getafe will enter the match off the back of a home defeat to Real Sociedad.The fact that Betis have lost 10…


Preview: Real Betis vs. Athletic Bilbao

February 4, 2021

Two of La Liga’s most in-form teams turn their attention to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals as Real Betis welcome Athletic Bilbao to the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Thursday night. The hosts go into this game after beating Osasuna in the top flight on Monday, whereas Athletic’s winning streak ended at the hands of Barcelona.Major doubts arose over Manuel Pellegrini’s future in the Betis hotseat during the first half of…


Paraguay vs Spain

Kick-off: Saturday, 3rd July – 7:30pm Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg World Cup Quarter-Final Paraguay Paraguay may be forgiven for settling for their quarter-final appearance against the reigning European champions, but there work is far from done and they’ll now have eyes on their first World Cup semi-final encounter although know they must somehow evade the technical Spaniards if they are to make further inroads as well as personal history. They…

July 2, 2010

Spain vs Portugal

Kick-off: Tuesday, 29th June – 7:30pm Stadium: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town Referee: Hector Baldassi (ARG) Second Round Spain Here will be a contrast in styles if the group stage matches are anything to go by. Firstly you have the attack minded composure of Spain, and secondly you have the defensive and cautious mindset of Portugal. After their shock defeat in their opening match against Switzerland, Spain still had enough…

June 29, 2010

Torres eyes England final

Fernando Torres admits Spain against England would be his “dream final” at this summer’s World Cup and feels England are good enough to win the trophy. The Liverpool striker is currently in a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of this summer’s event in South Africa, having been forced to undergo knee surgery. Although Torres will not play for his club again this season, the former Atletico Madrid…

April 25, 2010