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Barcelona 1-2: Seville escapes from Real Madrid unharmed


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Barcelona players celebrate the goals they scored against Betis in the Spanish League 2022-2023 at the “Benito Villamarin” stadium in Seville | Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Barcelona took over the postponed match against Betis and 2-1 increased the difference with Real Madrid in the Spanish League.

Betis And Barcelona They owe them a game league Because of their performance in the Supercopa semi-finals, where the Blaugrana prevailed on penalties. The result in “Benito Villamar√≠n” was similar, the leaders of the standings won 2-1 They opened the gap against Real Madrid, which is concentrated in the Club World Cup and has several fewer matches.

The Catalans were superior for most of the match and took advantage of Verdeblancos’ inability to defend with their attackers and midfielders. The two good chances that fell at the feet of Pedri and Javi were not converted into goals, but they would have scored in the second half.

Barcelona kept possession of the ball and in the 65th minute, after a mistake by Betis, Alex Balde found Rafinha who made it 1-0 from close range. In the 80th minute, on a corner kick from the right, it was Robert Lewandowski’s turn to score, and a poor brace with an own goal by Gilles Cote a little later did not deny Xavi’s team the “three points”.

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