Dsince he arrived at Betis last season, to Pellegrini the dreaded dates were getting stuck FIFA. The days after the national team matches were synonymous with a draw or defeat for the Verdiblancos, who noticed the wear and tear of several key pieces of their team in international tours. A negative statistic that ended yesterday with a goal of Sergio Canales in the 89th minute against Granada.
This important triumph for the Betis, first of the season, leave some relevant data. Starting, of course, with the important jump of the Heliopolitan team in the classification, which places it in ninth place in the table of First division, with five points in the first four days of League and the goal difference to zero (four goals scored and another four conceded). The European positions, his objective, are located two points away.
Best home run since 2002
The Betis, who have only lost three games so far this year, also confirms their enormous power as a visitor in the competition: they have not lost in any of their last seven away games for The league (two wins and five draws between the end of last season and the beginning of the current one), in which it is already his best undefeated streak away from his stadium in the top flight since March 2002, with Juande Ramos as a coach (seven games with one win and six draws).
Pellegrini, in the footsteps of O’Connell and Aragonés
A record that has helped your technician, Manuel Pellegrini, is already the third in the history of the club with the highest percentage of victories in The league, among all those who have managed the team in 35 or more games. The three points of grenade allow the Chilean, with 42.85% of victories, to surpass Quique Setien (42.11%) and approaching Luis Aragones (44.74%) in a classification commanded by the Irish Patrick O’Connell (51.72%), which led the Verdiblancos to their only league title.
Could not Pellegrini comply in detail with its roadmap in terms of breaks and rotations (due to the injury of Bartra as soon as the game started), but he was able to distribute minutes thinking about Thursday’s game against Glasgow Celtic at Benito Villamarin, the first of continental competitions for him as coach of the Betis and in which he will seek to continue perfecting his 2.0 plan on the green-and-white bench.