BetisTOHe is not among the first four of LaLiga since January 2013
ANDBetis will set course for the capital of Spain this afternoon,to face the Atlatico de Madrid tomorrowin the match corresponding to theeighth day of the League, with a luggagefull of illusions. No wonder, after hisgreat season startboth in the domestic competition, where thefifth positionin the classification, as in theUEFA Europa League, in which he remains unbeaten.
And it will do so with a double and ambitious challenge ahead, in front of a teamwho does not defeat at home since December 2011. Precisely, that triumph btico en Vicente Caldern, with goals from Pozuelo and Roque Santa Cruz, was the inflection point for the set colchonero, which destituted Gregorio Manzano andcontrat as a technician Diego Pablo Simeone, a trueblack beastfor the green and white.
With the Argentine on the Atletico bench,Betis has not managed to win once at the Attalico de Madrid: 13 matches, 11 of the League and two in the Copa del Rey, withnine victories and a tie overcome for the Atletico, and four draws. A negative streak that lasts almost seven years and to which the men of Quique Setin, in one of his best moments of play,They will try to put an end to continue with their excellent trajectory.
If they succeed, they will have fulfilleda challenge for Champions. A victory will allow them to overcome at least the Atletico in qualifying andgo to parn of selections in Champions League seats. Since the last time that Betis finished a day among the first four LaLiga classifiedsno less than 2,085 days have passed. It was on the 20th date of the2012-13 season, with 35 points, behind Barcelona (55), Atltico (47) and Real Madrid (40).
Winning tomorrow, Betis will also achieveleave your stamp in the Metropolitan Wanda, stage of the final of the Champions League this season andone of the two stadiums of First in which an has not yet achieved the triumph. Empat in his only visit to the Madrid campus, last year. The other stadium wherehas not won is the new San Mams.
There are two other fields of the current First Division teams where Betis has not won in the highest category:The Alcoraz, of the Huesca, and Ipurua, of the Eibar. But in both precincts and was imposed in Second. This Sunday try to reduce to one your territories to conquer.