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More than 10 years without falling: Barça visits Villamarín to secure the Champions League

Published:5/05/2022 - 19:31h

Updated:5/05/2022 - 19:51h

Barça visit the home of Betis this weekend looking to secure their end-of-season goal, the Champions League. The culés, who fell in the first round against the Béticos, will trust in the good streak they accumulate in Villamarín

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The FC Barcelona will have this weekend the opportunity to ensure mathematically his participation in the next Champions League. In Benito Villamarín, visiting to the Betis, the group blaugrana, to achieve the triumph, will attain the big aim of this end of season and will be able to centre in certifying the second place of LaLiga. Although in the sportive know to little, looking to the economic, would mean a new classification for the Supercopa of Spain, and therefore, more income in 2022.

The team of Xavi Hernández, will visit a stadium in which it does not lose from the season 2010/11 and where besides chains nine parties without defeat. Seven of the last nine visits of the Barça to the Villamarín have finalised in triumph culé, with the others two in tie, leaving to the Catalans with 26 goals in favour and 10 against in this lapse.

The numbers endorse the possibility that it attain the objective outline, but is necessary to include also the context of said victories, in front of the degree of suffering that, almost always, have included all. Although there have been victories barcelonistas holgadas (1-4 in the seasons 2018/19 and 2013/14 for example), the true is that the majority of crashes have been very contested by both during this last period.

Without having to retreat too much, the last two visits finished with a very adjusted result (2-3) and with Catalan goals in the final instances of both parties. In February of 2021, the team directed in this moment by Ronald Koeman, attained the triumph with a goal to the minute 87 of Trincao, afterwards to having suffered the partial tie in the 75'. A year before, just before going in the pandemia and with Quique Setién in the bench, the Barcelona triumphed thanks to a goal of Clément Lenglet to the 72' that sealed the traced back afterwards to be falling 2-1. That day Leo Messi with triplete of assistances was the decisive, as always, to carry the three points.

The last defeat

To see the last fall culé in the Villamarín have to trace us back until the campaign 2010/11, although this did not go by League. On 19 January 2011, the Barça lost 3-1 in the turn of the quarter-finals of the Glass of Rey. The eliminatory, that the same was surpassed by the ones of Guardiola after the 5-0 in the gone, had to the Betis taking advantage in his house by 2-0 in alone seven minutes. Messi would put the partial discount, where afterwards Arzu, before the rest, would leave definite figures.

In the domestic competition, the good results lengthen until 2008, where the group culé left trace back a 0-2. Bojan Krkic And Samuel Eto'or had advancing to the team of Rijkaard in 15 minutes, that afterwards would suffer the reverse thank you largely to the Brazilian Edu that with a doublet, volteó the result. Juanito planted the another goal of the béticos that 29 March.

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