- Barcelona 3–4 Real Betis Spain. Primera Division. 11 November 2018

Barcelona 3–4 Real Betis Spain. Primera Division. 11 November 2018


Starting Lineup:
01. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (G)
03. Gerard Pique
18. Jordi Alba
15. Clement Lenglet
04. Ivan Rakitic
05. Sergio Busquets
08. Arthur
20. Sergi Roberto
09. Luis Suarez
14. Malcom
10. Lionel Messi 
13. Pau Lopez (G)
12. Sidnei
23. Aissa Mandi
05. Marc Bartra
20. Junior Firpo
17. Joaquin
18. Andres Guardado
14. William Carvalho
21. Giovani Lo Celso
16. Loren Moron
11. Christian Tello 

13. Jasper Cillessen (G)
02. Nelsinho Semedo
23. Samuel Umtiti
22. Arturo Vidal
06. Denis Suarez
26. Carles Alena
19. Munir 
01. Joel Robles (G)
04. Zouhair Feddal
19. Antonio Barragan
08. Takashi Inui
06. Canales
07. Sergio Leon
09. Antonio Sanabria 

Messi Returns In Barca's Shock Seven-Goal Thriller Loss
Lionel Messi's return to action did not prove fruitful for FC Barcelona on Sunday, as the LaLiga champions suffered a shock 4-3 defeat to Real Betis at the Camp Nou.
The hosts defence looked shaky from the onset and Betis took advantage as Junior Firpo got the opener Quique Setien’s charges in the 20th minute after bursting into the box before firing past Blaugrana goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the near post, 0-1.
Juaquin unbelievably made it 2-0 for Betis in the 34th minute with a simple finish at close range after Cristian Tello did all the work on the right wing to deliver a perfect in-swinger across the face of goal.
The visitors were mesmerizing on counter-attacks, pulling Barça apart on the wings, while Ernesto Valverde's struggled to carve out a clear-cut opening.
The hosts were a little bit shell-shocked by the first half performance from Betis, who went into the break with a surprise 2-0 lead.
Sergio Busquets came close to pulling a goal back for Valverde’s men six minutes into the second stanza with a free header inside the box but he could not direct his effort on target.
The Blaugrana were awarded a penalty in the 68th minute after Jordi Alba was brought down inside the box, allowing Messi to step up to pull a goal back for the hosts, 1-2.
The celebrations were short-lived for Barça as Giovanni Lo Celso restored a two-goal cushion for Betis with a strike that appeared to be a comfortable height for Ter Stegen however the German goalkeeper palmed the effort over his own head, 1-3.
Arturo Vidal kept Barça’s hopes of a comeback alive with a goal 11 minutes before time, turning home a square pass from Munir, 2-3.
Two minutes later Valverde’s charges were reduced to ten men after Ivan Rakitic was sent off for a second bookable offence after lunging on Lo Celso in midfield for his second booking.
Canales made it 4-2 for the visitors seven minutes before time by lurking on the far side of the box before punishing Blaugrana from a counter-attack.
Messi did pull third goal back for the hosts in stoppage time with a tap in after a cross from Vidal to make, but it was not enough to rescue the match as Betis held on for the famous victory.

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