Barcelona had to fight for victory against a hard fighting Betis side. Midway through the second half, Rafinha scored the important 1-0 goal. Robert Lewandowski made it 2-0, but a late own goal from Jules Conde ensured the tension.
The Catalans managed to win after a few tense minutes.
The victory comes after a quiet day at deadline day at the big club. TV 2 expert Simen Stamsø-Møller thought it was plausible.
– I don’t think it’s half-baked. It’s a sign of good health that they don’t do anything in a hurry on the last day of the market, Stamsø-Møller says.
– We’re still waiting for Raven to hit her. It’s the same with Ansu Fati too. There are players who are missing a bit now. When Dembele is out, these things can blossom. Maybe that’s what Xavi is hoping too.
And it was precisely the big purchase of the summer from Leeds that he scored the first match for Barcelona of the evening.
After 64 minutes, Raphinha was in the right place in the penalty area. Barcelona hit a quick free kick. Alejandro Balde came full speed down the left before hitting a powerful low cross towards the back post. There, Rafinha directed the ball into the goal from a short distance.
– Expert commentator Stamsu Müller said that he had never achieved zero and nothing before that.
– It was hard to imagine it would be such a positive experience for Ravenha after 50 minutes, but it was nonetheless.
After 79 minutes, Robert Lewandowski made it 2-0. The Pole was on alert after a corner kick was headed in by Ronald Araujo.
Lewandowski is ruthless. TV 2 commentator Endre Olaf Osnes said he was making a comeback.
The way Barcelona got rid of Betis after 1-0 is controlled and elegant.
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But the battle is not over yet. Because with five minutes left, there was a new drama in Sevilla. Jules Conde was unable to clear a cross from Betis, and the defender ended up putting the ball into his own goal.
Osnes said he was unlucky in the first place there in Kunde.
Immediately after the cut, Betis came close to scoring a quick equaliser, but this time the margins were in favor of Barcelona. Thus, visitors can celebrate three new points. The team is now eight points ahead of Real Madrid, but the capital club has played one match less.
– What a season they had. There was a bit of tension, but there was a class difference anyway, says Stamsö Müller.
After the match, Betis’s William Carvalho received the red card after slapping his lip on the refereeing team.
Real Madrid faces Valencia on Thursday evening. You can watch it on TV 2 Sport Premium and play from 20.45.
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