Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona as Rakitic and Suarez scores against 10-men Betis in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday, 30 April 2016 . Barcelona are back on top of the table after winning their league agame against 10-men Real Betis at Estadio Benito Villamarín on Sunday night. Barcelona started the game third in the table three points behind Atletico and they had to win to keep themselves level on points with Atletico and they did just that however not with their usual flair. Betis made life difficult for Barcelona but Westermann was sent off in 35th minute and after that barcelona took control and finally broke the deadlock after the break.
Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona – Match Highlights
- 35′ (2 yellow, 1 Red cards) Heiko Westermann sent off for second yellow card.
50′ 0 – 1 Ivan Rakitic scored after Messi’s lobbed ball beat everyone and Rakitic poke home.
80′ 0 – 2 Luis Suarez scored his 9th goal in three games after Messi put him through on goal.
Heiko Westermann was sent off for second bookable offence in game where referee dished out so many yellow cards in the opening half and hour. Westermann lunged into Rakitic and straight away knew he was off having already got his name in the bookings.
Barcelona scored just after the break when a delightful Messi lobbed ball confused Betis defense and ball fell nicely for Rakitic who poked home in empty net to make it 1-0 for Barcelona and got themselves back on top of top of the table.
Luis Surez scored his 35th goal and pretty much seals this season’s pichichi award as he is 4 goals ahead of Ronaldo in the top goal scorer race. It was Messi again who cut open Betis defense with a superb ball to play Suarez through on goal who scored with a cute reversed finish to make it 2-0.
Real Betis however has been woeful at home only winning 5 games in the 17 matches they have played so far. While Barcelona are second only to Atletico as far as away form is concerned. They have scored most number of goals (40) away from home while conceding only 15. Neymar, Messi and Suarez are all fit and fresh as catalunya club are no longer playing in midweek champions league games.
Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez both found the net as Barcelona beat Real Betis 2-0 on Saturday to return to the top of La Liga.
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