Lionel Messi was lauded by opposition supporters on Sunday after he scored an outstanding hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-1 win at Real Betis, which put the Catalans 10 points clear at the top of La Liga with 10 games remaining.
With Barca's nearest challengers Atletico Madrid falling to a 2-0 defeat at Athletic Bilbao the previous day, Messi got Barca off to an ideal start by drilling a free kick into the top corner of the net in the 18th minute.
The Argentine put Barca further at ease with another...
Fans of Mexico national team players Diego Lainez and Andres Guardado will have a chance to see them in action when Real Betis play two matches in the United States this spring, the first against DC United on May 22 at Audi Field and the second three days later against Chattanooga FC in Tennessee's Finley Stadium.
Real Betis confirmed the matches on Thursday as part of their postseason.
"This is part of our continued international expansion, which includes increasing Real Betis' presence beyond...
Getafe further boosted their unlikely push for a Champions League spot by earning an impressive 2-1 win at Real Betis on Sunday and climbing back into fourth place in La Liga.
First-half goals from Leandro Cabrera and Jaime Mata took Getafe to 42 points from 26 games, a two-point advantage over fifth-placed Alaves, while Betis are seventh on 36 points.
Getafe defender Cabrera headed the Madrid side in front against an out-of-form Betis outfit in the 20th minute following a short-corner routine.