Chronicle of Betis-FC Barcelona (0-1)


Barça achieves a long-suffering victory against Betis and is even more of a leader (1-2)

Published:1/02/2023 - 22:54h

Updated:2/02/2023 - 01:28h

FC Barcelona achieved a very important victory over Betis at the Benito Villamarín (1-2) thanks to goals from Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski. An own goal by Jules Koundé complicated the final stretch, but the three points return to Catalonia

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The FC Barcelona attained a victory importantísima on the Betis in Benito Villamarín (1-2) thanks to the goals of Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski. An autogol of Jules Koundé complicated the final stretch, but the three points return to Catalonia and the ones of Xavi Hernández are even more leaders, with eight points of advantage on the Real Madrid to the term of the first turn.

Of similar form to the crash of does a pair of weeks by the semis of Supercopa, the Betis posed an open party, although replegado to try generate spaces deep down blaugrana. Luiz Henrique and Borja Churches had the first occasions for the venues after a pair of distractions of Alejandro Balde by left. The side played very advanced in the first minutes and the 'verdiblancos' arrived with danger.

The own did the Barça with a corner that Lewandowski was near to invoice to the first stick on the chamber of hour of game. After the minute 20, the ones of Xavi Hernández adueñaron definitively of the balloon, but cost to arrive with clarity to the area. Pedri Failed in a hand manually with Rui Silva in where the Canarian nubló when had to Balde alone to his side. Raphinha Turned into the 33' of head after a good centre of Frenkie of Jong, but the so much was cancelled by an offside milimétrico.

Without you finish to door in any of the arches went to the rest. Pedri And Gavi were the best of the Barça in a first part in which, in spite of the return of 'Lewi', the game was equal of dense to the seen by long whiles in the previous days in front of Getafe and Girona. By the Betis, the imprecisions of Guido Rodríguez and William Carvalho cut the circuits to give him balloons to Nabil Fekir and Borja Churches, unimportant in the first 45 minutes.

Warning of Pedri and revancha for Raphinha

At all more begun the second part, a good desborde of Balde found free to Pedri in the centre of the area. The '8' finished of left-handed, but Rui Silva answered with a paradón to pure reflection. It was the second of the Canarian in the party, with the luso taking out the best part. In the 55', Fekir found a gap after one against and attained to finish to the arch, but Ter Stegen embolsó without problems.

It was the first shot to door of the venues in the party and Manuel Pellegrini opted for throwing hand of the bench. Carvalho And Fekir was, Saved and Juanmi to the field. After the double variant, Frenkie avivó to play fast a free shot in the medullary, enabling to Balde by left. The side served a pass crossed by low and Raphinha appeared to the second stick to open the marker in front of the surprise of all Benito Villamarín. 65 minutes, 0-1 for the Barça.

The venues dumped on Ricardo of Boroughs Bengoetxea to demand offside, but this time the Brazilian extreme was totally enabled. However, the Betis reacted fast and, after an error of Koundé, Borja Churches failed a pass to Juanmi when the forwards 'verdiblancos' were 2 against 1 with Ter Stegen at the front. It ran with luck the Barça to preserve an advantage that well could last less than 5 minutes.

Lewandowski Sealed a dramatic triumph

In the 72', Lewandowski was near to clear the formality, but Luiz Felipe reached to sweep to time to divert the shot of the '9' to the corner. It was a warning of the 'pichichi', the one who in the minute 80 took advantage of a balloon gone down of head by Araújo, previous corner served by Pedri, to expand the advantage with a derechazo imparable for Rui Silva. The Pole returned to LaLiga with authority after a so unfair sanction like immoderate.

Xavi put to Ansu and Ferran by Raphinha and Gavi. The party seemed resolved, but a centre of Sabaly found the breast of Koundé and the French sent the balloon at the end of his arch. Goal against and drama in Seville for a Barça that went back to complicate the life only in the final stretch. In spite of this, the culés sustained the advantage and are increasingly leaders, with eight points on the Real Madrid.

Technical index card of the party: Real Betis-FC Barcelona

  • Real Betis: Rui Silva; Aitor Ruibal (min. 78, Youssouf Sabaly), Germán Pezzela, Luiz Felipe, Abner; Guido Rodríguez, William Carvalho (min.63, Andrés Saved); Luis Henrique (min. 78, Rodri); Sergio Channels, Nabil Fekir (min. 63, Juanmi); Borja Churches (min. 78, Willian José).
  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen, Alejandro Balde; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie Of Jong, Pedri (min. 88, Franck Kessié); Gavi (min. 84, Ferran Torres), Raphinha (min. 80, Ansu Fati) and Robert Lewandowski.
  • Referee: Ricardo of Boroughs Bengoetxea.
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the seventeenth day of LaLiga Santander 2022-2023
  • Goals of the party: 0-1, Raphinha (min. 65); 0-2, Lewandowski (min. 80); 1-2 Koundé (min. 85, against)

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