Kriralok Desk: Barcelona beat Real Betis in a last-minute goal in a suffocating match. With three wins in hand, Xavi Hernandez’s side have secured a place in next season’s Champions League.
Barcelona beat Real Betis 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday night. Ansu Fati and Jordi Alba scored one goal each for Barca.
With this victory, the Catalans secured the second position with 69 points in 35 matches and at the same time kept alive the hopes of the four teams to play in the Spanish Super Cup.
Real Betis, who just won the Copa del Rey, have been playing exciting football since the beginning of the day. Barca were ahead in the fight for possession in the first half. However, Betis has more goals in the shot. The hosts aimed three of the six shots.
Barca lost their first chance in the 20th minute when Araujo’s head Betis hit the crossbar in the hands of the goalkeeper. Betis also got a chance to go ahead after ten minutes. However, thanks to the post, the Catalans survived the journey The first half ended goalless.
Both sides increased the attacking edge in the second half. Fati came down as a substitute and gave Barca the lead in the 7th minute. However, Barca could not hold the lead for long. Mark Bartra equalized Betis in three minutes.
As time went on, the match was moving towards a draw. In the added time, Alba blew it with a great volley on Dani Alves’ cross. Xavier’s team left the field with a 2-1 victory.