The RealBetis, after a hesitant start to 2022, with an unappealable league defeat at home against Celta (0-2) and a controversial draw in Vallecas (1-1), which followed the incredible defeat with which he ended 2021 in San Mamés after giving it a bath against Athletic (3-2), has closed this Friday in Cornellá against Espanyol (1-4) which is possibly one of the best weeks in its history, not only because of the accumulated victories against Sevilla FC (2-1) and Alavés (4-0), but also because of the extraordinary football distilled in all of them.

Pellegrini’s Betis is currently a football playing machine, and he didn’t flinch when Raúl de Tomás made it 1-0 for Espanyol after 14′ of the game, when the possession index was already an overwhelming 74% for the Verdiblancos.

Borja Iglesias, from a penalty, and Guido Rodríguez, with a free header after a great corner taken by Fekir, turned the score around with a amazing ease. And then Borja himself, after a spectacular backheel from Canales, and the recently entered Willian José, after another assist from Fekir, made it 1-4 in the end and made it clear that, today, with Real Madrid’s permission, this Betis is the team that plays the best football throughout Spain.

Engineer’s Merit Pilgrims It’s huge, because it picked up a squad that came from being 15th in LaLiga and, without hardly spending on signings -only 3.5 million for Pezzella in two years- it has 3rd in LaLiga and I live like the most in the Copa del Rey and the Europa League. Seeing the performance offered today by once highly criticized footballers such as Borja Iglesias, William Carvalho, Juanmi, Alex Moreno or Andrés Guadado himself, or the superlative level that cracks such as Sergio Canales or Nabil Fekir are giving, has a great culprit: Manuel Pellegrini Ripamonti, which is elevating Real Betis to a new dimension.

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