Liga / Matchday 22
Estadio Benito Villamarin / 07.02.2021
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Spanish Liga fixture between Real Betis and Barcelona. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at the Benito Villamarin. Kick off is at 20:00 GMT.
FULL TIME: Real Betis 2-3 Barcelona
Time is running out for Real Betis to find another equaliser. They have played some good stuff and have had their chances, but the response from Barcelona has been impressive.
Barcelona's character as a team unit has shone through in the last week. They had to fight back to beat Granada in the Copa del Rey and they have done the same again here.
There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
Well, that's a finish and a half from Trincao! The Portuguese youngster needed that goal because he had been struggling to find his shooting boots in front of goal for his new club!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Betis 2 Barcelona 3 (87 mins - Francisco Trincao). What a strike! Is that the winner for Barcelona? Trincao scores his first La Liga goal and what a goal! Trincao won a ball in the Betis penalty area and then lashed home a left-footed finsh off the underside of the crossbar!
Canales and Moron have made a real difference to Real Betis. Canales in particular has given his side more of a creative edge in the attacking third. Should he have been on earlier?
Moron is on for the final few minutes. Can he find a winner for the home side?
Canales was in behind! The Betis sub looked to be offside, but the flag stayed down and his cross into the middle is cut out. Barcelona are looking to the linesman! That was very close.
And Umtiti is also on off the bench for Barcelona in these final 10 minutes.
Tello comes on for Fekir. That gives Real Betis some pace to burn!
Into the wall! Messi couldn't get his freekick up and over the Real Betis wall. He strikes the wall and the hosts celebrate like they have scored a goal. They knew that was an opportunity!
And now Ruiz is booked for fouling Messi on the edge of the box. In the thick of it!
It should be noted that Busquets was booked for the foul that led to the freekick, which led to the equaliser.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Betis 2 (76 mins - Victor Ruiz) Barcelona 2. Ruiz has made amends for his own goal! This time the Real Betis has scored at the right end of the pitch, rising highest to head home a freekick delivery into the Barcelona box. An excellent response from the home side to falling behind!
The Camp Nou is a toxic environment right now. Between today’s reports around Messi’s contract and his future and the ongoing presidential election, there are a lot of distractions.