Barca vs Real Betis

FC Barca vs Real Betis : match report and analysis

FC Barca vs Real Betis : match report and analysis

Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga after goals from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez. They sealed a hard-fought 2-0 win over Real Betis.

FC Barca vs Real Betis : match report and analysis

Barca vs Real Betis
Rakitic nets the first goal

It was a game that Barcelona had to win to remain top of the La Liga table. Rakitic and Suarez converted in the second half of Barca vs Real Betis  match to grab all three points.

Betis defender Heiko Westermann was sent off in the 35th minute for two bookable offences. With the hosts down to 10 men, Barcelona were able to take advantage. Rakitic scored first in the 50th minute, before Suarez’s calm goal finished the game off in the 81st minute.

Barcelona are now top of La Liga on 85 points. They are level with Atletico Madrid who beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 earlier in the evening. The Catalan side lead by grace of their head-to-head record over Atleti with Real Madrid just a point behind.

Barcelona had the trio Lionel Messi, Suarez and Neymar all fit, but they started the game slowly with Betis enjoying the better share of the chances early on.

Barcelona were unable to find their rhythm, with yellow cards issued to players on both sides in the first half, which included Westermann in the 27th minute

A chipped-in ball by Messi led to miscommunication between the Real Betis centre back German Pezella, who made an effort of an overhead kick clearance, and goalkeeper Adan, who had misread the flight of the ball. The ball fell to Rakitic who was on hand to clinically tap for the opening goal of the Barca vs Real Betis game.

Barca vs Real Betis
Suarez was again successful

A killer through-ball by Messi split the Betis defence open to brilliantly allow Suarez to get into a one-on-one position. He took the ball in his smart stride and slotted it to the left of Adanl to finish the game off and put an end to Betis’ brave endeavour.

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