The group of VIPs flying the flag for Setanta Sports Eurasia, Israel's One and Georgian channel Silk Sport were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime getaway by host club Real Betis.
After receiving a customary warm welcome to Seville, the first stop-off on the adventure was Betis’s Luis de Sol training complex, where the visitors took in a few minutes of the first team’s training session and caught up with some of their heroes: Borja Iglesias, Sergio Canales and Aitor Ruibal. The competition winners and journalists representing LaLiga’s international broadcasters got the chance to interview the stars, before asking for autographs and posing for photos in a relaxed and memorable session.
The group were then given the opportunity to meet and put their questions to Real Betis Women’s Laura Gutierrez, better known as Laurina, and Angela Sosa during a jam‑packed morning of fun challenges.
Things got even more exciting for the VIPs on the following day, which kicked off with the journalists attending Manuel Pellegrini’s pre-match press conference ahead of the blockbuster bout against FC Barcelona. The LaLiga followers then headed off to Betis’s iconic home, the Benito Villamarin, for a nooks-and-crannies tour. After setting foot on the hallowed turf and exploring in the stands, the group briefly swapped football for basketball, as they made their way to a local street court, where Yannick Nzosa and Zsombor Maronka were awaiting them to shoot some hoops to round off an afternoon that most certainly hit the heights.
The bumper day was signed off in real style with a visit to one of the city’s iconic flamenco venues, with the best of the local cuisine and a breathtaking show exceeding expectations of a trip that positively brimmed with Seville’s trademark zest for life.
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