Casemiro admitted Real Madrid’s loss to Real Betis could cost them the La Liga title. Madrid were stunned in a 2-1 defeat on Sunday, leaving them second to rivals Barcelona in the table with 11 matches remaining. Casemiro said it could be the result that denies Madrid, who are two points adrift of Barca, the league title. “They […]

Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has suggested he would be open to joining Real Madrid. The 22-year-old agreed a deal last month to move to Real Betis for the rest of the season, having struggled for regular football under Ernesto Valverde at Camp Nou. Alena will return to Barca at the end of 2019-20 but […]

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Barcelona’s match with Real Betis on Sunday after missing their final training session. Messi has been working his way back from a calf injury sustained after returning late to the Barca pre-season following his efforts with Argentina in the Copa America. He was […]

Barcelona have completed the €18 million (£16.3m/$20m) signing of Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.   The left-back has signed a five-year deal with the Spanish champions and will provide competition for Jordi Alba at Camp Nou.   The final fee for Junior could rise to €30m (£27.5m/$33.4m) with add-ons, while […]

Real Betis have confirmed the appointment of Rubi as the club’s new head coach, following the payment of the release clause in his contract at Espanyol. The 49-year-old opted to leave the Catalan club, where he managed a seventh-place finish in LaLiga Santander and a spot in the Europa League qualifying rounds. Koeman rules himself out of Barcelona […]

Lionel Messi thanked Real Betis fans for their ovation after his latest Barcelona hat-trick.   Messi completed his 33rd LaLiga treble with an outrageous chip that beat Pau Lopez and clipped the crossbar to seal a 4-1 victory at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday.   The Barca captain was rewarded […]