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Betis Sevilla: the new kings of possession

Real Betis is one of the teams in Europe that are most at possesion play. And since a month raises that also fruit.

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The date on the calendar was 11 november, Real Betis to Camp Nou down to surrender. As usual, playing soccer and the men of Quique Setién with a mix of intense pressing and bold possession of the ball (only four clubs in the big European leagues have more possession than the green-whites). And this time, after earlier in the season often opgebokst by defensive walls, provided that: during the first eleven days could Betis only scored eight times, but against FC Barcelona blasted four against the nets. With three points turned it back from Catalonia.

Despite a defeat against Villarreal in the next match seems to be the Seville train then departed. Slowly but surely climbs Betis in the standings. Meanwhile, put the also goes for the 1/16 finals of the Europa League, with the scalp of the AC Milan of Gennaro Gattuso in the back pocket.

After the arrival of the imposing defensive midfielder William Carvalho and the young nugget of PSG Giovanni Lo Celso past summer seems Real Betis now really out of the starting blocks to be shot. Only downside is the lack of offensive talent. The veteran Joaquín and the young Loren Morón score each no more than ten goals per season.

Sometimes it seems Betis is also locked in its possession and the team it is difficult to create opportunities, especially against well organized defenses. It is therefore not surprising that the déclic finally came in Camp Nou, against a team that historically is not able to put a double lock on the door. Despite the fact that doelpuntenfestival on a difficult to conquer the field continues to Betis at the rear dangle in La Liga as goals arrive. With the addition of a little bit of talent and flair in the offensive zone, would this team ever far in the ranking.

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