FC Barcelona could barely defeat Real Betis but they managed to get the 2-3 that leaves them in second place in LaLiga, so far.
Borja Iglesias (ESP) scored the lead goal for Betis at 38 ‘after a good counterattack and a cross pass.
Lionel Messi (ARG) entered at 57 ‘and was present almost immediately. Two minutes later he hit an excellent shot that made Barcelona level the game.
Barcelona ran with luck for the second goal for his side. Griezmann (FRA) received a pass between his feet, the ball bounced off him and off defender Víctor Ruiz (ESP) and into the goal.
Betis tied by capitalizing on a corner kick. Ruiz redeemed himself by scoring the goal at 75′.
At 87 ‘Francisco Trincão (POR) scored a great goal. He received the ball, adjusted it and shot from medium distance with his left foot for the goal that would end up giving Barcelona victory.
Betis played well but this time they couldn’t hold the result. They are 7th place in the table.
Andrés Guarded (MEX) had his first full game of the year. His performance was low-key but he delivered.