CWith just two days to go before the end of the league championship, the Betis maintains mathematical options to get among the first four classified and dispute the next edition of the Champions League. It is true that their chances are minimal, little more than 1% if we take into account all the possible results, but just the fact of getting here shows the value of the season carried out by the team of Pellegrini.
Many, including the footballers themselves, will miss the three points that flew against Elche a few weeks ago, in a match just four days before the final of the Copa del Rey which confirmed the nonsense of the calendar. The two who left in the last game at home against Spanish. Or even the one who ran away last Saturday in front of the Barca with a goal on the buzzer Sunrise. But given the circumstances, the merit of the Betis this season is extraordinary.
Almost without reinforcements and against ‘millionaire’ rivals
Not only could it not be reinforced as it intended in the summer due to its economic limitations (it only invested 3.5 million in the signing of Pezzella), but has starred in a great campaign in Europereaching the round of 16 and going out with a goal in the last minute of extra time against one of the finalists, and has signed a Copa del Rey of dream, conquering the title 17 years later. A tremendous load of parties (only the real Madrid will play so many between the teams of The league) that has managed to hardly take its toll thanks to the rotations and the involvement of its entire staff.
And all this, fighting against rivals who have hundreds of millions of euros more in budget and who almost triple their salary limit. An extraordinary performance that, no matter what happens in the last two league games, makes the current campaign one of the best in the club’s history. And, after repeating for the second year in Europepossibly at the starting point to climb a step at the sporting level.
Objective: reach the last date with options
With the Atletico Madrid already unattainable (because of the particular goal difference), the only options for the Betis to prolong their aspirations Champions until the last date of the course they go through winning on Sunday at Grenade at home and that Seville lose in the Metropolitan. And although they are those of Lopetegui those who have everything in their favor (they only need a point or that the Betis don’t win), the scenario is not ruled out at all.
Reaching matchday 38 with mathematical options of being fourth, whether they finally get it or not, would undoubtedly be the finishing touch to an extraordinary season for the Verdiblanco team, which already lives in two different realities: that of Pellegrini and his team, looking for full points in the last two dates to dream of a miracle, and that of the club, which is already working hard on sports planning for the 2022-23 campaign that will officially start in just 10 days.