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Sergi Roberto
5 - 2
L. Messi
Sergi Roberto
4 - 2
Loren Morón
Álex Moreno
3 - 2
L. Messi
Penalty Goal
3 - 1
A. Griezmann
Jordi Alba
2 - 1

Match Stats

59% 40%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 10 6
Total Passes 617 417
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 26 8 4 67 25 +42 86 W W W D W
2 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 25 9 4 67 28 +39 84 W W W D W
3 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 24 7 7 85 38 +47 79 W L D D W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 24 5 9 53 33 +20 77 W L W D L
5 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 59 38 +21 62 W W L W L
6 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 17 10 11 50 50 0 61 W W D W D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 15 13 10 60 44 +16 58 L W W L W
8 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 14 11 13 55 57 -2 53 L W W W W
9 Granada GRA Granada 38 13 7 18 47 65 -18 46 D L L L L
10 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 11 13 14 46 42 +4 46 L L L D W
11 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 11 11 16 37 48 -11 44 L L W D L
12 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 11 11 16 36 58 -22 44 D L L W W
13 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 10 13 15 50 53 -3 43 D W L W L
14 Levante LEV Levante 38 9 14 15 46 57 -11 41 D L D D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 9 11 18 28 43 -15 38 D W L L L
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 9 11 18 36 57 -21 38 L W W D L
17 Elche ELC Elche 38 8 12 18 34 55 -21 36 W W L L L
18 Huesca HUE Huesca 38 7 13 18 34 53 -19 34 D L W L W
19 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 38 5 16 17 34 57 -23 31 L L L L D
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 38 6 12 20 29 52 -23 30 L L D W W


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Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
After the international break, Barcelona return to LaLiga action against Atletico Madrid on the road on November 21. Betis are next in action away to Athletic Bilbao on November 23.
Barcelona end their four-match winless run in LaLiga with a 5-2 hammering of Real Betis this afternoon. It was all square at the break after Antonio Sanabria cancelled out Ousmane Dembele's opener, while Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty for the hosts. The introduction of Lionel Messi changed the game. His step over allowed Griezmann to put Barca ahead before the Argentine converted a penalty following a handball from Aissa Mandi, who was dismissed. Loren Moron gave Betis hope, but a second for Messi and a first LaLiga goal for Pedri earned the three points for Ronald Koeman's men.
90' + 3' SAVE! Ter Stegen is still alert in the closing stages. Betis win a corner down the right and Moron rises to head at goal from Sanchez's delivery, but the Barcelona keeper beats his header away from danger.
90' + 1' WIDE! Moron lines up an effort from distance, but he sends his right-footed strike wide of the left post.
Sergi Roberto
90' Sergi Roberto lines up a low cross from the right flank. It travels dangerously across the face of goal where Pedri waits to convert the opening.
90' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! PEDRI NOTCHES BARCA'S FIFTH!!!! 5-2!!!! The teenager slots the ball home at the back post to notch his first goal in LaLiga. Sergi Roberto is the architect with a sublime low ball across the face of goal. Pedri races in unmarked to scoop a left-footed strike into the back of the net.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
89' SAVE! Messi latches on to a pass from Pjanic in the right inside and hammers a strike at goal. Bravo reacts instinctively to turn it past the post.
87' Betis win a free-kick down the left flank. Sanchez whips a cross into the box, but Bartra can only guide his header comfortably over the bar.
Sergio Canales
86' Sanchez comes on to the field for the closing stages to replace Canales.
M. Pjanić
Sergio Busquets
86' Pjanic replaces Busquets in the middle of the park.
84' DISALLOWED GOAL! Messi has the ball in the net once again, but he is denied his hat-trick as Sergi Roberto is caught offside in the build-up.
Sergi Roberto
82' Sergi Roberto produces a sensational backheel to send Messi into the right inside channel and the Argentine does the rest.
L. Messi
82' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MESSI PUTS THE GAME BEYOND DOUBT!!! 4-2!!!! The Argentine hammers home his second of the game. Sergi Roberto releases Messi in the right inside channel with a brilliant backheel. The forward holds his composure as he rifles a powerful left-footed stirke past Bravo into the top-right corner.
80' Sergi Roberto digs out a run down the right flank and wins a corner for the home side.
79' Trincao lines up a special on his left foot from distance, but he sends his strike straight into the hands of Bravo.
M. Braithwaite
A. Griezmann
78' Griezmann is withdrawn by Koeman and is replaced by Braithwaite.
75' Emerson tries to release the run of Ruibal down the right flank, but the midfielder is flagged offside by moving a fraction too soon.
Álex Moreno
73' Moreno surges at the Barca defence and is rewarded with an assist as his low cross is turned home by Moron.
Loren Morón
73' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MORON HANDS BETIS A LIFELINE!!!! 3-2!!!! The visitors are back in the game, despite being down to 10 men. Moreno runs at the Barca defence down the left flank and forces a low ball into the box. No one picks up Moron in the middle and he blasts a strike into the right corner of the net from six yards out. Game on.
72' WIDE! Messi clips a ball over the top for Griezmann, who opts against a first-time strike. The Frenchman works a pass back to Pedri, but he curls his strike wide of the right post.
Loren Morón
A. Sanabria
71' Moron comes on to the field to replace Sanabria in the final third.
70' WIDE! Busquets floats a brilliant ball over the top for Trincao in the right inside channe, but he fails to connect with a strike and it travels wide of the target.
67' Griezmann plays Pedri into space down the left flank, but his cutback towards Messi is cleared by Barta.
O. Dembélé
66' Trincao comes on to the field to replace Dembele down the right flank.
Víctor Ruíz
62' Ruiz comes on to the field for Tello in a reshuffle for the visitors.
Aitor Ruibal
62' Ruibal replaces Joaquin for the visitors.
L. Messi
Penalty Goal
61' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MESSI CONVERTS!!!! 3-1 BARCELONA!!!! The Argentine shows Griezmann how it should be done from 12 yards. Messi hammers his effort high into the top-right corner away from the hand of Bravo into the back of the net. 
A. Mandi
Red Card
60' Mandi receives his second booking for deliberate handball. A double blow for the visitors.
60' PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Mandi does indeed block the strike with his arm and the referee points to the spot. 
59' VAR! The referee is instructed to look at the screen at the side of the pitch. Mandi appears to block Dembele's strike with his arm.
57' OFF THE LINE! Messi latches on to a throughball by De Jong and works an offload back to Dembele. Bravo commits himself and is off his line again. Dembele blasts his effort towards goal, but is denied by Mandi on the line before Alba hammers the rebound over the bar.
55' SAVE! Canales flicks a ball over the top into the right inside channel. Sanabria chases it down to force a strike towards goal. It lacks power, but Ter Stegen still has to steer it behind.
54' Rodriguez works a cross-field pass towards Tello in space on the left flank. He cuts inside to shoot on his right foot, but his effort is blocked by Pique.
51' Barca have found their rhythm since the restart. Perhaps Messi should have been playing from the off.
Jordi Alba
49' Alba breaks down the left and sends a dangerous cross into the middle that Messi dummies and Griezmann fires home.
A. Griezmann
49' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! GRIEZMANN SCORES!!!! 2-1 BARCELONA!!!! The Frenchman atones for his miss in the first half, but Messi must take a huge credit for the goal. Alba surges down the left flank and sends a low ball towards the Argentine. Bravo and Mandi commit themselves as Messi shapes to shoot. However, he dummies the cross and allows Griezmann to coast in behind him to slot the ball into an empty net.
47' Dembele releases Sergi Roberto into the right inside channel, but Bartra diverts his cross behind for a corner.
46' We're back underway at Camp Nou.
L. Messi
Ansu Fati
46' Here comes Messi. Koeman withdraws Fati at the break and the Argentine comes on to the field.
Ronald Koeman will be furious with his Barcelona side at the break. They've dominated the contest and should be out of sight. Griezmann has missed a penalty and struck the post. Ansu Fati and Dembele have also had further openings, but they've been wasteful in front of goal. Barca need a response in the second half.
Barcelona and Real Betis are all square heading into the break in their LaLiga clash. Ousmane Dembele put the home side ahead with a fine strike after 22 minutes. However, Antoine Griezmann failed to double their advantage from the penalty spot, seeing his effort saved by Claudio Bravo. Antonio Sanabria punished the Catalan club by equalising with a close-range poke just before the interval.
A. Sanabria
45' + 2' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! SANABRIA LEVELS BEFORE THE BREAK!! 1-1!! Betis are back in the game on the stroke of half-time. Canales is allowed to surge at the Barca defence before offloading to Tello on the left flank. He sends a low cross into the middle that finds its way to Sanabria, who pokes a strike past Ter Stegen from six yards out. The perfect time to score for the visitors.
45' + 1' Fati puts pressure on Emerson at the back for the visitors, but he brings down the defender. The teenager has be to careful having already been booked.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
Álex Moreno
Yellow Card
45' Sergi Roberto tries to raid past Moreno, but gets pulled back by the Betis left-back. Moreno is booked by the referee.
42' Barca try to build down the right flank. Dembele sees his first cross blocked by Moreno, but his second challenges the Betis defence. Emerson is forced to head it behind, conceding a corner.
Yellow Card
41' Pedri catches Moreno late and goes into the book.
39' CLOSE! Moreno surges down the left flank and rolls the ball back to Tello on the edge of the box. The forward goes for a first-time strike on his right foot, but sends his effort narrowly over the bar.
Ansu Fati
Yellow Card
37' Fati catches Emerson with an outstretched arm and goes into the book.
35' Alba surges down the left flank and fires a low ball across the face of goal. However, it evades both Griezmann and Dembele attacking it late at the back post.
C. Bravo
Penalty Save
33' SAVE! Bravo keeps Betis in the game with a fine save. He guesses the right way, diving low to his right. He palms the ball away from the middle of the box before Mandi is on hand to clear a cross on the follow-up from De Jong.
A. Griezmann
Penalty Miss
33' MISS! Griezmann fails to convert from 12 yards. He sends a tame left-footed strike towards the left corner, but Bravo guesses the right way and palms his effort away from danger. The Frenchman spurns a huge chance to put Barca in command.
A. Mandi
Yellow Card
31' Mandi goes into the book for his lunge on Fati.
31' PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Mandi sticks out a leg and brings down Fati in the box as he tries to attack a low cross from Alba. The referee points to the spot.
29' Joaqiuin floats a cross into the box from the right flank, but his delivery evades Carvalho at the back post and travels out for a goal-kick.
28' Alba brings down Emerson on the right flank and hands Betis a free-kick in a dangerous position.
26' OFF THE POST! Griezmann should double his side's lead, but his left-footed strike clips the left post and travels wide. Pedri flicks a sublime offload into his path following a low ball from Alba. Griezmann strikes low and hard towards the bottom-left corner, but is denied by the frame.
24' Barca were creating chances in the early stages, but lacked the clinical edge. Dembele displayed his prowess there to give his side control of the game.
A. Griezmann
22' Griezmann offloads into the path of Dembele, who does the rest with a stunning finish.
O. Dembélé
22' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! DEMBELE PUTS BARCA AHEAD!!!! 1-0!!! The Frenchman scores a stunner to find the back of the net. Dembele collects a pass from Griezmann in the right inside channel and cuts back on to his left foot. He launches a powerful effort into the top-left corner giving Bravo no chance. A super effort from the winger.
21' Tello collects 25 yards from goal and lines up a strike from distance, but he sends his effort straight into the hands of Ter Stegen.
18' Dembele has a charge down the right flank and he tries to send in a cross, but Moreno does enough to fend him off and earn a goal-kick for the visitors.
17' WIDE! Moreno has acres of space down the left flank and he lets fly with a strike at goal from the inside channel, only to drag his shot wide of the right post.
15' There is space for Barca to exploit and the pace of Fati has been an issue for Betis. Expect the Catalan club to feed the Spain international today.
13' Both teams are playing open football in the early stages of the game. However, the quality in finishing in the final third has not been up to standard yet.
11' WIDE! Chances continue to come thick and fast. Griezmann runs at the Betis defence and shoots from the edge of the box on his right foot. He pokes his effort just wide of the right post with Bravo beaten.
9' SHOT! Fati runs down the right flank on the counter and blasts a low strike towards the near post. Bravo sticks out a leg to divert it away from the net and behind for a corner.
8' SAVE! Ter Stegen is on his mettle to deny Carvalho. The Portuguese rises highest in the box to direct Canales' corner towards goal, but the German gets across to palm it away from danger.
8' CLOSE! Tello surges down the left flank and cuts the ball back towards the middle. Busquets sticks out a boot to cut out the cross, but narrowly avoids scoring an own goal. The ball creeps past the left post and behind for a corner.
6' WIDE! Fati runs at the Betis defence down the left flank and goes for a curling strike on his right foot towards the bottom-right corner. However, his effort just trickles wide of the target.
5' CHANCE! Fati pounces on a Betis mistake at the back and surges into the box in the right inside channel. He cuts an offload back to Griezmann, who lines up a left-footed strike, but sends his effort wide of the left post.
3' It has been a stop-start affair in the early stages. Barca are trying to get their foot on the ball to control possession.
1' We're underway at Camp Nou.
Barcelona have only lost one of their last 18 LaLiga games against Real Betis (W14 D3), but that defeat came at Camp Nou, in their last meeting in the month of November in the competition (3-4 in 2018).
There is just the one change for Betis this afternoon from their win over Elche. Influential midfielder Nabil Fekir misses out with a hamstring problem and is replaced by Carvalho. It's a different style of player, which suggests that Pellegrini may opt for a defensive strategy this afternoon.
Messi does not feature in the starting line-up for Barca in LaLiga for the first time in over a year. The Argentine is one of three changes from the win over Kiev during the week. Dembele replaces him in the final third, while Sergi Roberto gets the nod ahead of Dest at right back. Lenglet slots back into the defence, allowing De Jong to push forward. Pjanic makes way from the midfield.
REAL BETIS SUBS: Joel Robles, Martin Montoya, Paul Akouokou, Victor Ruiz, Borja Iglesias, Loren Moron, Diego Lainez, Aitor Ruibal, Rodrigo Sanchez, Carlos Marin, Juan Miranda.
REAL BETIS (4-3-3): Claudio Bravo; Emerson, Aissa Mandi, Marc Barta, Alex Moreno; William Carvalho, Guido Rodriguez, Sergio Canales; Joaquin, Antonio Sanabria, Cristian Tello.
BARCELONA SUBS: Sergino Dest, Carles Alena, Miralem Pjanic, Martin Braithwaite, Lionel Messi, Riqui Puig, Neto, Trincao, Junior Firpo, Oscar Mingueza, Konrad De la Fuente, Arnau Tenas.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati.
Real Betis ended a run of back-to-back defeats to get their solid start to the term back on track. Manuel Pellegrini's men were beaten by Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid, but produced a strong performance last time out to beat Elche 3-1 on home soil. They're four points clear of Barca to begin the afternoon and could push towards the top four with another victory.
Barcelona have endured a sluggish start to their LaLiga campaign, taking only eight points from their opening six matches. They are winless in four games, including their 1-1 draw against Deportivo Alaves last time out. The Catalan club are well off the pace and need to find their form quickly. Ronald Koeman's men overcame Dynamo Kiev during the week in the Champions League and need another victory this afternoon.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Barcelona and Real Betis at Camp Nou.