La Liga is back! After a break for World Cup qualification matches, the stars of the Spanish soccer league return for some intense action. Las Palmas faces Real Betis on Nov. 18 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to watch.
While seeing national teams play is great for a sense of patriotic pride, there’s nothing quite like club football. While the rest of La Liga gets ready for another round of fast-paced, heart-pounding action, Real Betis will host Las Palams at Estadio Benito Villamarín in gorgeous Seville. The match is set for 2:45 PM ET so kick off the weekend the right way: with sport!
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It’s been quite a while since Real Betis (aka Beticos aka Los Berdiblancos aka The Green-and-Whites) won the league title – almost 100 years, in fact. The team secured La Liga’s highest honor in 1935, and since then, they’ve managed to win the Copa del Rey twice.
They’ve bounced between La Liga and Segunda Division (where they found success, winning the Segunda title seven times, most recently in 2015.) Overall, they’re a fine team but they currently sit in 14th place with 11 points. Meanwhile, Real Madrid reigns supreme with 27.
They’ve had more success than Las Plamas. Los Armarillos (aka The Yellows) have won the Seunda Division title, too, but only twice. The closest they’ve come to taking La Liga is in 1969, when they were runners up to Real Madrid. While they’re currently doing better than Real Betis – they’re in 9th place – they’ve had to deal with a headache in the shape of Sergio Araujo, 24. The Las Palmas forward got slapped with a nine-month prison sentence after refusing to take a breathalyzer test for an alleged DUI.
Of course, he won’t serve a single day behind bars. Under Spanish law, any sentence under two years can be suspended. It’s why Lionel Messi, 29, didn’t spend a minute in prison after he was found guilty of tax fraud. Even if he avoids legal punishment, the club may seek to discipline him, according to ESPN.
Who do you want to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad La Liga is back after the International play break?