António Alberto Bastos Pimparel, aka Beto is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sevilla FC in La Liga on loan from S.C. Braga as a goalkeeper. He started his football profile in local Sporting Clube de Portugal's youth system and played one season on loan to neighbours Casa Pia AC, being released in June 2004. After that Beto joined Leixões S.C. for 2006–07, helping theMatosinhos outfit return to the top flight and only missing six games in his three seasons combined. In March 2009, before 2008–09 ended, Beto agreed to a move to league powerhouse F.C. Porto, in a four-year deal worth€750.000, effective as of June. ON 22 May 2011, with the score at 2–2, he stopped a penalty kick in thePortuguese Cup final, with his team eventually winning 6–2 in Lisbon. For 2011–12 Beto was loaned to CFR Cluj in Romania. Released by Porto he returned to his country in the following summer, signing for two years with S.C. Braga. Beto made his debut for Portugal on 10 June 2009, in a 0–0 friendly match in Estonia. After finishing 2009–10 in Porto's starting XI, he was named by manager Carlos Queiroz in a provisional 24-player list for the2010 FIFA World Cup.
The La liga title race came to life, once again, over the weekend as champions and leaders Barcelona finally fell to that inevitable defeat that had been lurking since their talisman, Lionel Messi got injured. Real Madrid’s 4-0 victory earlier on Saturday means the Whites are now only 3 points behind their eternal rivals as […]