The FC Barcelona, celebrating the goal of Ivan Rakitic


The Barça took out beak and shovel to follow digging to the title (0-2)

Published:30/04/2016 - 22:14h

Updated:30/04/2016 - 23:34h

The FC Barcelona controlled from beginning to end, with a tranquility inusitada, the party against a Betis that defended with nails and teeth, but that remained very desguarecido after the expulsion of Westermann. Rakitic And Suárez marked

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The FC Barcelona, connoisseur of the previous victories of Real Madrid and Athletic against Real Sociedad and Ray Vallecano, respectively, shipped in the arduous task to achieve the third consecutive triumph in the League BBVA 2015-16, with the aim to follow leading the fight by the title and confirm the total recovery of the team of face to this "final" sprint of the domestic competition. Luis Enrique, sabedor of the importance of the meeting and taking advantage of the seven days of rest of the Barcelona staff after the elimination in Champions League, decided to plant on the terrain of game the eleven of gala for the special occasions, the same that the past year 2015 served to give five titles to the Barça. The three points prevailed for the culés much more that the show and the good feelings, by what the Barcelona jumped to the terrain of game to by work, decided to asestar what before the first hit to the Real Betis in the marker to start with to decant the party to his favour.

In a Heliópolis to rebosar and with the last rays of sun touching in some bands of the field, the Barça began dominating with parsimony the possession of the balloon, with patience and sabedor to have ninety minutes to his disposal to drill the contrary goal, defended by the madridista Antonio Adán. The fans of Athletic and Real Madrid could think that the Real Betis was the escollo more complicated that it remained him to the FC Barcelona in this last stretch of the League 2015-16, but the true is that the ones of Merino no opusieron too much resistance during the first minutes of game. They allowed the combinations culés without presionar up and shut in his own field, expecting the tackled blaugrana but closing with padlock in defence so that they did not have hollow aprovechables by Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez.

The Barça dominates and the Betis contraataca

The Barça did not risk in the circulation of balloon and bet always by the most affordable combination, although little by little it was finding depth and verticality in the connections. In spite of everything, the first clear opportunity of goal was for the Real Betis. Rakitic Lost a balloon to the edge of the rival area and this caused a counterattack of three for two of the Andalusians, that finish with a shot of Rubén Castro diverted by Mascherano to corner. In this same kickoff of corner, Petros finished of head and caused a new corner against for the Barça, that finish in at all. After the initial fright, the Barça followed basing in the control of the ball to intimidate on the contrary, although the Betis did not suffer. The transitions culés were too slow for this, as well as the combinations between players, what did that the footballers béticos worked much more comfortable.

Until the minute 12 of party did not produce the first serious approach of the FC Barcelona to the area of Antonio Adán, with a pass of Andrés Iniesta in depth to the that Leo Messi did not arrive to time, losing the spherical by the background line. Some minutes afterwards, produced one of the controversial entrances of the meeting. Dani Ceballos Stepped violentamente to Gerard Hammered in the foot when the Barcelona head office was clearing a balloon, what caused that it hurt during some seconds until recovering , fortunately, totally of the entrance with the step of the minutes. Further of mere anecdotes like that, to the Barcelona cost him carburar and find spaces for flanquear the defensive line of the Real Betis, very very guarecida. In the minute 19, in any case, a good desborde of Neymar Jr by the left band finished with a pass to Andrés Iniesta, the one who tested a shot from out of the area that left too diverted.

The FC Barcelona does not find the key of the padlock

The things passed of the same way during the ten back minutes, with the Barça giving some that another latigazo in shape of approach with change of rhythm of Iniesta, Messi and company, but without finding sufficient spaces as to shoot and generate danger. Leo Messi received a yellow card of Mateu Lahoz for protesting a fault of Gerard Hammered, although with the step of the minutes the Argentinian was connecting of intermittent form, with vertiginous dribblings to contrary footballers that, unfortunately, neither finish in clear water for the Barça. Luis Suárez was practically disappeared of fight during the first half hour, and in the minute 29 Neymar Jr tested fortune from out of the area with a shot raso that could detain without complications Antonio Adán. The Barça seemed that it was tightening slightly the accelerator, and his confined of attack repercutían in faults and yellow cards for the Real Betis.

In the minute 35, in fact, Westermann saw a deserved second yellow card after demolishing to Leo Messi when the Argentinian star looked for to access to the interior of the area of Antonio Adán. The Betis remained with ten men with 55 minutes still by in front, and from here what subtracted of first time was a siege by part of the FC Barcelona, in front of an entirely shut rival. Andrés Iniesta gave a recital of passes and magic controls, but further of the details of individual quality the Barça did not find resquicios visible in the wall verdiblanco. The first 45 minutes escurrieron and the Barça, incomprensiblemente calm, left to the conscious changing rooms that, in the second half and against ten opponents, would have to put a lot of more intensity for desequilibrar the marker and not stepping backwards in the League.

Rakitic Takes advantage of of an error of the Betis

In the second half, the FC Barcelona jumped to the terrain of game with the very clear ideas and putting a course more than intensity in the game. In the minute 46 of party, in fact, Luis Suárez had in his boots the first goal of the party, after a precise -and lovely- pass in depth of Neymar Jr. The Uruguayan, however, finished too fast and did not leave to film the sufficient the spherical, by what his shot left directly went. It gave the same, because so only two minutes afterwards, the FC Barcelona would find gold of a pass pumped of Leo Messi to the area. The Argentinian star centred the balloon in search of Rakitic, and the Croatian midfield player took advantage of the fault of understanding of Pezzella and Adán, that disturbed when trying clear, to collect a balloon died in the small area and send it at the end of the meshes. It was the first goal of the meeting for the Barça, and the bench culé jumped of jubilation and celebrated it vigorously, Luis Enrique the first.

From the Barcelona goal and with the Real Betis with ten players, the Barça drowned the intentonas of exit of the rivals with a hit offensive pressure, stealing constantly the spherical and having almost of permanent form of the possession. The Barça every time generated more occasions of goal of the boots of Messi, Suárez and a Neymar Jr desbordante in the left band, carrying of culo to all the defence of the Real Betis. The command of the game was absolute for the ones of Luis Enrique, until the point that Gerard Hammered took advantage of also to make some rises to the area to try finish the party. Now the aim was to find quickly the second goal and, like this, breathe definitively with tranquility.

Messi and Suárez certify the triumph culé

Like this they passed the things in the Heliópolis, when Dani Ceballos decided to disfigure again his performance in the party with a new violent entrance on Gerard Hammered, the hard second pisotón that him propinaba to the ankle, and that also remained impune in front of the punctual blindness of Mateu Lahoz. The young player bético would have to have been already expelled by these two actions, but the true is that until the moment walked loose by the field without cardboard -although it would see it minutes later by an agarrón to Messi-. In spite of the hard entrances of some players of the Real Betis, the Barça followed carburando and controlling the possession, without that Claudio Bravo suffered any mishap. However, the culés did not achieve to mark the second so much of the party, necessary to finish to sentence the commitment. For I satisfy, Luis Suárez erró in the minute 73 a very clear opportunity of goal, when it had it everything in favour to transform the target.

The Uruguayan forward received a pass of the death of Leo Messi to the penalty spot, but Adán went out quickly and baling out spaces, by what the shot raso of Suárez crashed against the cuepo of the goalkeeper bético. The charrúa, author of eight goals in the last two meetings, carried the hands in command, but car-encouraged to the instant to follow working in search of the goal. The commitment followed being entirely controlled by part of the FC Barcelona, at the same time that Mascherano and Hammered did not give any option to counterattacks of Cejudo, Musonda and company.

All the fish was sold, but in spite of everything existed some restlessness in front of the possibility that, with a 0-1 so escueto, the Real Betis tried to besiege during the last five minutes the goal of Claudio Bravo. To fault of ten minutes for the end, anyway, a genialidad of Leo Messi, with a pass in magic depth for Luis Suárez, served so that the charrúa this time yes defined to perfection in front of the exit of Adán, planting the second so much of the party and the number 35 in what it goes of League BBVA, expanding the differences in the fight by the "Pichichi". Party cleared for the Barça, three important points and so only two "ends" more for the term of the League. Before it finished the party, unfortunately, Claudio Bravo had to withdraw lesionado, leaving the place to Ter Stegen.

Technical index card of the party: Real Betis 0-2 FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona, 2: Bravo (Ter Stegen, 88'); Alves (Sergi Roberto, 74'), Hammered, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic (Burn, 86'); Neymar, Messi and Suárez.

Real Betis, 0: Adán; Montoya, Bruno, Pezzella, Westermann; Petros, Cejudo, N'Diaye; Joaquín (Musonda, 55'), Ceballos (Porthole, 69') and Castro (Go Wolfswinkel, 79').

Goals of the party: Rakitic, 50'; Luis Suárez, 81'.

Referee: Mateu Lahoz.

Incidences: corresponding Party to the thirtieth sixth day of the League BBVA 2015-16, contested in Benito Villamarín.

Next party: Real Betis vs FC Barcelona (League BBVA J36)

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