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GOOD BARÇA IN THE VILLAMARÍN

Traced back of the Barça in front of the Betis (2-3)

Published:9/02/2020 - 23:05h

Updated:9/02/2020 - 23:21h

FC Barcelona got a hard-fought victory over Real Betis at Benito Villamarín. The Catalans dominated and managed to overcome Fekir's quality

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This Barça still has a lot that improve, but there are not doubts about the green shoots that begin to see and that marry with the philosophy of Quique Setién. The Cantabrian prefers to win with a festival of goals and madness of both teams that with the just. Like this sucedió in Benito Villamarín: the culés dominated, generated danger and could mark more goals, but also remained exposed to the attacks of the Betis, something that almost costs the three points. At the end, victory worked and deserved.

From the first moment, the FC Barcelona darse that would have an important problem to detain to Nabil Fekir. The mediapunta French began to seed the chaos from the beginning and an extraordinary played his in the minute 5finished with a shot with thread that hit in the arm of Clément Lenglet. Sánchez Martínez reviewed the played in the VAR, signalled the maximum penalty and Channels transformed deceiving to Ter Stegen.

The joy, however, would not last him too much to the Andalusian team. To the nine minutes, Leo Messi took out of the basket a pass pumped milimétrico for the incorporation of second line of Frenkie of Jong, that finished only at the end of the meshes of the goal of Joel. Glorious connection of the '10' with the Dutch, that did a partidazo.

The FC Barcelona had good occasions of Antoine Griezmann and the own Messi to put by in front, but an absurd loss of balloon of Arturo Vidal propición a contragolpe lethal of the Betis. Again Fekir received in the left band, but this time did not look for the thread with the right as in the played of the penalti, but it beat to Ter Stegen with a dry shot, raso and crusader.

The first part still had reserved a surprise more in the time added: the tie of the FC Barcelona in a played of strategy. Again Messi, hanged to the heart of the area a fault from the centre of the field. Sergio Busquets controlled and finished point-blank, although Marc Bartra demanded a fault that did not seem to exist and that the VAR did not review.

Messi shines, Lenglet decides

Leo Messi was decisive in the first time with his two formidable assistances, but began the second time in search of more. The Argentinian star did not take neither two minutes in forcing to Joel Oaks to lucirse with a paradón after a shot with very bad intention to the short stick. The Betis, however, intimidated with a pair of arrivals that did not finish in important frights.

The step of the minutes increased the command of the Barça on the Betis, that began to shut in his field in front of the tackled of the Barça. Messi went back to enjoy of two important occasions: first, after a tremendo cut to finish kicking with the right forcing to Joel to lucirse with another paradón; in the second, tried a goal of vaselina treaded to the that already marked does few months.

Setién Gave gone in to Jordi Alba and to Arthur and the Barça still tightened more. The culés rondaban the area with frequency and with permanent feeling of danger although, curiously, the 2-3 arrived in another played of strategy in the 72'. And yes, again Messi did gala of the glove that has in his left-handed to put the balloon in command of Lenglet, that went back to mark and already begins to pillarle the gustillo to the goals of head.

Shortly after, Fekir emborronó his big first-half with an expulsion by two yellow entirely avoidable: first it demolished to Lenglet to destiempo and, when being admonished, protested angrily and was expelled. Two minutes afterwards, to the own Lenglet went him the pot completely and made another incomprehensible entrance on Joaquín in a played without danger that cost him also the second yellow.

Still there was time in the party so that Sánchez Martínez swallowed one of the penaltis clearer of all the history when Bartra held on to Messi of all the places agarrables and neither referees neither VAR took part. The culés, however, carried a very worked victory in which the stamp of Setién begins to discern .

Technical index card of the party: Real Betis-FC Barcelona 2-3

  • Real Betis: Joel; Emerson, Mandi, Bartra, Álex Moreno; William Carvalho (Joaquín, min. 70), Guido (Tello, min. 86), Aleñá; Channels, Borja Churches (Loren, min. 62) and Fekir.
  • FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Lenglet, Umtiti, Junior (Alba, min. 57); Busquets, Arturo Vidal (Arthur, min. 57), Of Jong, S. Roberto; Messi and Griezmann (Rakitic, min. 89).
  • Referee: Sánchez Martínez.
  • Incidences: corresponding Party to the day 23 of LaLiga Santander 2019-20.
  • Goals of the party: 1-0, Channels (min. 6); 1-1, Of Jong (min. 9); 2-1, Fekir (min. 26); 2-2, Busquets (min. 45); 2-3, Lenglet, (min. 72)

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