SEVILLA. FC Barcelona defeated Real Betis to win 2-1. A goal from J. Alba was decisive in the 90min. All goals were scored in the second half. It was FC Barcelona to strike first with a goal of A. Fati at the 76′. Then it was a goal in the 79′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Alba gave the win to FC Barcelona in the 90′ minute with a goal. FC Barcelona made the most of its superior ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Estadio Benito Villamarín stadium in Sevilla on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz with the help of Pau Cebrián Devis and Rubén Porras Rico. The 4th official was Fernando Bueno Prieto. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 23.2 degrees Celsius or 73.74 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 58%.
FC Barcelona had a superior ball possession 58% while Real Betis was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
FC Barcelona had a more offensive attitude with 49 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why FC Barcelona won the contest.
Real Betis shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. Regarding the opposition, FC Barcelona shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target.
Real Betis received 1 yellow card (M. Bartra). On the opposite side, FC Barcelona received 2 yellow cards (S. Busquets and D. Alves).
After this contest, Real Betis will stay with 58 points to sit in the 5th place. On the other side, FC Barcelona will have 69 points to remain in the 2nd place.
Real Betis – Formation
Real Betis started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti decided to play with the following team: .
Real Betis could not rely on the presence of R. Silva (injured).
Real Betis made 3 changes: C. Bravo for R. Silva (17′), Juanmi for Rodri (78′) and A. Guardado for W. Carvalho (79′).
FC Barcelona – Formation
FC Barcelona started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Xavier Hernández Creus played with: .
FC Barcelona made 4 changes: M. Depay for P. Aubameyang (66′), O. Dembele for A. Traore (75′), F. Torres for A. Fati (75′) and Gavi for R. Puig (80′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.