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Barcelona 0-1 Real Betis – Goals and highlights – LaLiga 21/22

Hello everyone and welcome along to our Barcelona vs Real Betis live blog for this Saturday’s LaLiga Santander Matchday 16 clash. This is Xavi Hernandez‘s fourth match in charge and he’ll take on a coach at the opposite end of his career, in Real BetisManuel Pellegrini. It should be a thriller at the Camp Nou and we’ll be bringing you all the updates.

Barcelona vs Real Betis – FINAL SCORE: 0-1

This is the start of our live blog for Barcelona vs Real Betis at the Camp Nou. As always, the latest entries are the ones closes to the top. So, follow along with us!

FULL TIME: Barcelona 0-1 Betis

Juanmi’s goal secures all three points for Los Verdiblancos in a game that saw a very flat performance from Barcelona. A well-deserved victory for Betis.

Minute 90+2: Another Barcelona penalty appeal

For the third time in the match, Barcelona are appealing for a penalty that is clearly not a foul.

Minute 88: No luck for Barcelona

Barcelona’s passes are now no longer coming off and the hope of a comeback seems to be fading.

Minute 81: One change for Betis, two for Barcelona

Juanmi has been withdrawn for Borja Iglesias for Betis, while for Barcelona, Gerard Pique and Luuk de Jong have been brought on for Clement Lenglet and Abde.

Minute 80: Abde fires over

Dembele’s drilled cross along the box was met by Abde, who blasted his effort over the bar.

Minute 79: GOAL FOR BETIS!

Juanmi finds the back of the net for the second time in this match, but this time it counts. Canales played it to Tello, who shifted it on to Juanmi and he then kept his composure to guide his shot into the far corner. Excellent goal. Barcelona 0-1 Real Betis.

Minute 77: Dembele misses again

Dembele turned Guardado inside out and again fired across goal, but it again went wide of the post. He has been electric since he came on.

Minute 76: Dembele shot goes wide

Dembele played a one-two with Dest before shooting across goal, but it went ever-so-slightly wide of the far post.

Minute 71: Another switch for Betis

Fresh legs have been brought on in midfield for Betis, with William Carvalho taking the place of Willian Jose. Juanmi will now go up top.

Minute 63: First change for Betis

Manuel Pellegrini has made a like-for-like change, with Cristian Tello replacing Aitor Ruibal.

Minute 62: Dembele shoots again

Dembele has got the Camp Nou crowd off their seats after getting away from both Guardado and Alex Moreno before sending a left-footed shot towards goal, which went comfortably over the bar.

Minute 61: Dembele comes close

Dembele came in from the left and sent a curling effort towards the far post, which went just whiskers wide. The Frenchman has made an instant impact since coming on.

Minute 58: Double change for Barcelona

Xavi has turned to his bench by bringing on Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong for Philippe Coutinho and Nico Gonzalez.

Minute 56: Barcelona penalty appeal

Abde ran into the area and, under minimal contact from Guardado, fell to the ground. Again, the referee correctly did not whistle for a penalty.

Minute 52: Betis goal disallowed

Ruibal’s cross towards Juanmi was poked towards goal, with Ter Stegen completely wrongfooted, and it ended up in the back of the net. However, the linesman’s flag correctly went up as the Betis forward was slightly offside.

Minute 47: Juanmi’s shot blocked

Bellerin put in a very good cross for Juanmi to get on the end of, but his shot was well blocked by Lenglet.

Second half: Kick-off

Barcelona have got this second half underway. Let’s see if either team can break the deadlock.

HALF TIME: Barcelona 0-0 Real Betis

There have not been any goals here at the Camp Nou, but it has been a really exciting first half. Barcelona began the game the more confident of the two teams, moving the ball around and creating chances, but Betis grew into it and finished the opening 45 minutes as the side who looked most likely to score.

Minute 45+4: Bartra to the rescue

Araujo’s ball over the top for Abde saw the Barcelona winger take the ball away from Alex Moreno and head towards goal, but Marc Bartra emerged to put in a crucial tackle.

Minute 45: Ruibal almost scores a golazo

Alex Moreno’s excellent cross from the left was skilfully flicked towards goal by Aitor Ruibal, but it went just wide of Ter Stegen’s far post. Almost one of the goals of the season.

Minute 44: Memphis down with a knock

Vict0r Ruiz went through the back of Memphis Depay, who was coming back from an offside position, but it has left the Dutchman with a knock. He is now visibly limping, but there was no card shown for the Betis centre-back, thanks in part to the original offside.

Minute 37: Ruibal shoots over

Betis’ corner was headed away into the path of Ruibal, whose first-time shot went miles over.

Minute 36: Good chance for Betis

Ruibal was bearing down on goal, under pressure from Jordi Alba, but Ronald Araujo turned on the afterburners to get there and clear the ball behind for a corner.

Minute 35: Substitution for Barcelona

Everyone is being very careful with Gavi, who leaves the pitch on a stretcher. Riqui Puig has come on in his place.

Minute 32: Problem for Gavi

Gavi lost his balance whilst on the ball and fell to the ground, with it appearing to be as a result of the blow he just took to the head. Riqui Puig has gone out to warm up.

Minute 30: Gavi down

Bellerin’s clearance caught Gavi in the head and he immediately went down, but he got back to his feet after roughly half a minute.

Minute 27: Good reaction by Betis

Barcelona were looking very impressive in the opening 15 minutes of this match, but Betis have dug in and are beginning to enjoy a lot more of the ball, which is resulting in some half-chances.

Minute 18: Bellerin fires over

Betis worked the ball across to Hector Bellerin, who opened up his body and tested his luck from 25 yards or so out, but it flew over the crossbar.

Minute 12: First yellow card of the game

Sergio Canales has picked up the first yellow card of the game after lightly touching Sergio Busquets’ ankle. The replay shows that it was perhaps a bit harsh.

Minute 11: Coutinho’s shot saved

Jordi Alba’s cross from the left was guided towards goal by Coutinho, but his shot went straight into the body of Rui Silva.

Minute 7: Coutinho shoots wide

Coutinho got away from the sliding Guido on the edge of the box but then dragged his shot wide.

Minute 5: Barcelona penalty appeal

Philippe Coutinho nutmegged Guido Rodriguez and then appeared to lose his balance in the area as he attempted a shot. There were a few appeals from the crowd, but it was correctly not given as a penalty.

Minute 2: First attempt of the game

Juanmi got his head on the end of a cross from Aitor Ruibal, but it went straight into the arms of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

15:15 GMT: Kick-off

Real Betis have got us underway here at the Camp Nou. Stay with us for updates from Barcelona vs Real Betis.

14:40 GMT: Gonzales Fuertes is the Barcelona vs Real Betis referee

Pablo Gonzales Fuertes will be the man in the middle at the Camp Nou this afternoon. This will be his first time in charge of a Real Betis game this season, while he has previously had one other Barcelona match as he was also at the Camp Nou for their 2-1 win over Getafe.

14:15 GMT: The Real Betis line-up is confirmed too

We also have the Real Betis line-up, with the Verdiblancos starting with: Rui Silva; Hector Bellerin, Marc Bartra, Victor Ruiz, Alex Moreno; Guido Rodriguez, Andres Guardado; Aitor Rubial, Sergio Canales, Juanmi; Willian Jose.

13:55 GMT: The Barcelona XI is out, with Pique and De Jong rested

The Barcelona line-up for this game has been announced and Xavi has left Gerard Pique and Frenkie de Jong out, seemingly giving them some rest ahead of the trip to Munich. The starting XI today is: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Nico, Sergio Busquets, Gavi; Abde, Memphis, Philippe Coutinho.

13:30 GMT: Xavi’s previous results

This is the fourth game so far with Xavi in the Barcelona dugout. So far he has had two wins and one draw, with a 1-0 victory at home to Espanyol, a 0-0 draw at home to Benfica and a 3-1 win away at Villarreal.

13:05 GMT: Make your Barcelona vs Real Betis predictions

How do you think this afternoon’s Barcelona vs Real Betis game will play out? You can share your thoughts in the poll below, letting us know if you’re predicting a home win, away win or draw.

12:40 GMT: Xavi names his squad

Xavi has named his matchday squad for this Barcelona vs Real Betis game. Jordi Alba makes it after carrying a knock all week, although Alejandro Balde is included too to suggest he could have some minutes at left-back.

12:20 GMT: What are the Barcelona vs Real Betis predicted line-ups?

All eyes will once again be on Barcelona‘s official social media profiles as we await the latest Xavi line-up. He could throw us another surprise, but the predicted Barcelona line-up is: Ter Stegen; Garcia, Araujo, Pique, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Nico; Dembele, Memphis, Gavi. As for Real Betis, their probable XI is: Silva; Bellerin, Pezzella, Ruiz, Moreno; Rodriguez, Guardado; Canales, Rodri, Juanmi; Willian Jose.

12:00 GMT: When does Barcelona vs Real Betis start?

This LaLiga Santander match gets going at 16:15 CET local time. That’ll be 15:15 GMT in the UK or 10:15 ET on the east coast of the USA. As for where to watch Barcelona vs Real Betis, it’ll be on LaLigaTV in the UK and ESPN+ in the USA.

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