The most human Barça, in ‘Betislandia’

Almost in the throes of the Fair, the happier betis and wasteful of illusion for almost two decades receives in a lit Villamarín al Barça most realistic that is remembered in recent years, with the faith of continuing in the fight for the Championswhich would put the icing on the cake, as in 2005, to an unforgettable season. That Betis of “feeling, suffering, fighting, winning: we can” Serra Ferrer what finished fourth after a memorable final sprint, it has found relief, almost two decades later, in this masterpiece by engineer Pellegrini. The Cup champion, with Fekir and Canales in charge of operations, still hope to finish fourth and put the finishing touch to this season of happiness (follow the match live on

What for Betis is a cherry, is an obligation for Barça. Xavi he has invented that “League of five that we have to win” for trying to put something to eat to the blaugrana people. aspire to come secondthat “new reality of Barça” according to Xavi that felt so bad when Koeman he did not disguise it with “this is what there is”, it is the minimum objective of the azulgrana that, without Pique and with the doubt Ter Stegen, would take a giant step towards the runner-up if they win in Heliopolis. A win also mathematically guarantees your access to the Championsa minimum respite for the economy.

Los moods of Betis and Barça are one hundred and zero. While the verdiblancos walked the Copa from Plaza Nueva to Villamarín and they have enjoyed it these days in the real booths, Barça chews its blank season and on top of that he lives in disbelief the memorable exploits of his eternal rival. A hard end of course that he can only put a seal worthy with a victory in Heliopolis that would confirm that, yes, at least he has known how to compete with the best of the league. Away from home they beat Villarreal, Valencia, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad; and, at home, to Sevilla, Atlético or Athletic.

The party can be delight for the aficionado. It was already the final part of the Barça-Betis from first round. Then a masterful change by Pellegrini (Carvalho by William José) balanced Betis when they suffered the most from Dembélé’s entry. The Chilean placed Saved on the left to double Álex Moreno and what came out of it was a team that dominates transitions like few others in LaLiga. That day marked the ‘king Juan Miguel’, that today repeats in the team. few like Fekir and Canals to run a team with a greater hunger for glory that wants to explore the melancholy and doubts of its rival. Some time ago, Luis Enrique defined the happiness of living in his club as being at Disneyland. Now the fashion is Betislandia.