Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the La Liga fixture between Barcelona and Real Betis. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at the Camp Nou. Kick off is at 15:15 GMT.
Liga / Matchday 16
Spotify Camp Nou / 04.12.2021
FULL TIME: Barcelona 0-1 Real Betis
This looks like being the match winner...
Dembele is at least trying to make something happen for Barcelona, but he loses control of the ball on the edge of the Real Betis penalty area and the visitors clear the danger.
There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
While it's certainly true that Xavi has given Barcelona more structure since his appointment, the Catalans are clearly being stifled in the attacking third of the pitch.
Barcelona might have found the back of the net three times against Villarreal last week, but they have looked toothless in almost every match they have played under Xavi.
Champions League qualification has to be a target for Barcelona otherwise their financial situation will get even more perilous. They really need to finish in the La Liga top four.
There is still a sense that Barcelona should be higher in the La Liga table, but nobody is quite sure what is realistic for them to target now that Koeman is out and Xavi is in. This won't help their top four hopes!
As already mentioned, Barcelona will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League during the week and then after that the Catalans have an away match against Osasuna in La Liga.
How did he miss?! What a chance for Barcelona to hit back immediately with Dembele playing an excellent low cross into the box, but Abde shoots over when he should have scored!
Well, Barcelona are up against it now. They have seen plenty of the ball this afternoon, but have done very little with it. They have now been made to pay for that by Betis!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Barcelona 0 Real Betis 1 (79 mins - Juanmi). Juanmi has the ball in the back of the net and this one will count! Barcelona got caught on the break and Real Betis made the most of it with the ball rolled to Juanmi inside the box and the forward made no mistake with his cool finish past ter Stegen!
DEMBELE... wide! A number of Barcelona players were waiting for the cross in the middle, but Dembele went for the low strike and very nearly found the bottom corner of the net!
Header on target! That was a good chance for Lenglet who managed to lose his marker in the area from a corner kick, but the Barcelona defender could only head straight at the keeper!
Dembele has been very lively since coming off the bench. You can see why Xavi is so keen to get him in the Barcelona team. He gives them a completely different dimension!
A change for Real Betis with Willian Jose coming off for Carvalho!