Real Betis 2-3 Barcelona: La Liga champions cut Real Madrid’s lead

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
February 10, 2020
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Clement Lenglet

    Barcelona were six points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid at kick-off

    Defender Clement Lenglet scored the winning goal and was sent off as Barcelona beat Real Betis to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

    The champions twice came from behind to level before Lenglet headed in Lionel Messi’s 73rd-minute free-kick.

    Sergio Canales’ sixth-minute penalty gave Betis an early lead but Frenkie de Jong levelled three minutes later.

    Nabil Fekir’s fine strike restored the hosts’ advantage only for Sergio Busquets to make it 2-2 at half-time.

    Trailing 3-2, Betis were reduced to 10 men after Nabil Fekir received two yellow cards in quick succession but Lenglet’s dismissal made for a tense finale.

    Earlier, leaders Real Madrid had beaten Osasuna 4-1 to go six points clear.

    It had been a difficult week for Barcelona after they were dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the quarter-final stage by Athletic Bilbao and the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal publically criticised the players for not working hard enough.

    Things worsened for Quique Setien’s side after Lenglet handled in the box inside the opening five minutes and former Real Madrid player Canales confidently converted from the spot.

    But Barcelona fought hard to twice level, De Jong and Busquets both also converting from Messi assists, before sustained pressure in the second period eventually wore the hosts down.

    Setien’s chasing side remain in touch with Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, who they will face in La Liga in three weeks time.

    • Line-ups
    • Match Stats
    • Live Text
    READ:  Son signs new four-year Tottenham deal

    Line-ups

    Real Betis

    • 1Robles
    • 22Leite de Souza JuniorBooked at 36mins
    • 23MandiBooked at 45mins
    • 5Bartra
    • 15Moreno Lopera
    • 21RodríguezBooked at 72minsSubstituted forTelloat 86'minutes
    • 24Aleñá
    • 10Canales
    • 14William CarvalhoSubstituted forSánchez Rodríguezat 70'minutes
    • 8FekirBooked at 76mins
    • 9IglesiasSubstituted forMorónat 62'minutes

    Substitutes

    • 11Tello
    • 12da Silva Júnior
    • 13Martín Fernández
    • 16Morón
    • 17Sánchez Rodríguez
    • 19Barragán
    • 32González

    Barcelona

    • 1ter Stegen
    • 2Nélson Semedo
    • 23Umtiti
    • 15LengletBooked at 79mins
    • 24FirpoSubstituted forAlbaat 57'minutes
    • 5BusquetsBooked at 57mins
    • 20RobertoBooked at 29mins
    • 21de Jong
    • 22VidalBooked at 32minsSubstituted forArthurat 57'minutes
    • 17GriezmannSubstituted forRakiticat 89'minutes
    • 10Messi

    Substitutes

    • 4Rakitic
    • 8Arthur
    • 18Alba
    • 26Peña
    • 28Puig
    • 31Fati
    • 33Araújo

    Referee:José María Sánchez MartínezAttendance:54,526

    Match Stats

    Home TeamReal BetisAway TeamBarcelonaPossessionHome30%Away70%ShotsHome7Away10Shots on TargetHome3Away6CornersHomeAway8FoulsHome21Away17

    Live Text

    Posted at

    Match ends, Real Betis 2, Barcelona 3.

    Source

    Basketball
    Champagne, cigars and 50 chicken nuggets – Bucks celebrate NBA title

    Giannis Antetokounmpo with his NBA and Finals MVP trophies Champagne, cigars and a 50-piece chicken nugget order: they've all featured amongst the Milwaukee Bucks' title …

    Football
    Man Utd boss Solskjaer signs new deal

    Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winning goal for Manchester United in the 1999 Champions League final Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has …

    Football
    Man Utd set to name Skinner as new boss

    Marc Skinner managed Birmingham City between 2016 and 2019 before joining Orlando Pride Manchester United are set to name Marc Skinner as their new manager …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    February 10, 2020
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.