Betis veteran posts joke video about Spain omission
MADRID (AP) — Real Betis veteran Joaquin Sanchez posted a joke Instagram video on Thursday, asking Spain coach Luis Enrique why he had not been included in the national squad.
The 37-year-old midfielder has won more than 50 caps, but has not played for his country since 2007.
"I have two missed calls here and I don't know if they are from you or not?" Sanchez asked. "Please call me. I'm worried."
Real Betis coach Victor Sanchez enjoys winning debut
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Joaquin Sanchez placed two corner kicks for teammates to head home and give Real Betis a victory in the debut of coach Victor Sanchez on Friday.
Joaquin's two crosses for first-half goals by defenders Bruno Gonzalez and Aissa Mandi earned the 2-0 win over Las Palmas in Seville.
Betis found the weak spot in Las Palmas' set-piece defense and Joaquin exploited it with two crisp corner kicks to the near post where Gonzales and Mandi scored from close.
Real Betis beats Malaga 1-0 in heated Spanish league match
SEVILLA, Spain (AP) — Midfielder Joaquin Sanchez headed in the only goal to give Real Betis a 1-0 win over Malaga in a heated Spanish league match on Friday.
A total of 10 yellow cards were shown at the Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville, six to Malaga players and four to the hosts.
Sanchez, who left the field because of a deep cut on his forehead after a collision with an opponent, headed home from near the penalty spot midway through the first half.