Barcelona 4-2 Real Betis: Messi double, Xavi, Sanchez great-finish
Barcelona managed to secure three points after beating his guest, Real Betis with a final score 4-2. Betis ended the game with 10 men after a player thrown out at the beginning of the second half.
Entertain Betis at Camp Nou on Sunday (1/15/2012), Barca led first through Xavi in the 10th minute and doubled by Lionel Messi two minutes later.
Betis missed out by Ruben Castro at minute 32 to close half the gap with the position 2-1.
Substitute Roque Santa Cruz successfully balance the game through his goal on 52 minutes. But after Mario expelled from the match, Barca could reverse the situation by Alexis Sanchez in the 75th minute and Messi's penalty goal in 86th minute.
With this result Barca remain in second place with a value of 41, margin of five points from Real Madrid at the top of the standings. While Betis dropped to 11th with the acquisition of 23 points.
When the game has been running seven-minute, Barcelona goalkeeper threatened. Jorge Molina shot bait breakthrough results Ruben Castro could be anticipated by Victor Valdes.
Goal! Xavi took Barcelona winning 1-0 in the 10th minute after a wild ball struck Cesc Fabregas hit the goalpost after receiving perfect pass from Alexis Sanchez.
Barca only need two minutes to increase the lead to 2-0. Andres Iniesta worked with Sanchez on the left side. Sanchez went on to a horizontal cross which was then struck by Lionel Messi.
Iniesta tried his luck. But his kick lob from 40 yards distance could be saved by Casto.
Betis's turn to build an attack. Jefferson Montero to send feedback to Ruben Castro, who forwarded the shot wide.
Goal! Minimize the position Betis 1-2 in minute 32. Valdes forcing Molina to the edge of the goal, but the ball managed to maintain their. Montero received the ball to be passed on to Castro that could easily break into the Barca goal.
Roque Santa Cruz is coming on in mid-fight Santos Iriney directly demonstrate its impact. Former Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers are breaking goalkeeper Valdes to equalize the score to 2-2 in 52 minutes.
Starting from Iniesta who lost the ball and struck by a Santa Cruz. Cruz Castro and cooperating with the curved end with a shot from the edge of the box.
Betis are now playing with 10 men. Mario sent-off from the game after receiving a second yellow card due to violation of Messi and produce free-kick for Barca.
Utilizing the benefits of the number of players, the home team's defense kept pounding Betis. Finally, the results of Sanchez's header cross from Dani Alves was still rising.
Sanchez scored! Xavi sent a breakthrough in the future, Sanchez was greeted by a flat right foot to kick successfully brought Barca back ahead by 3-2 in minute 75.
Barca confirmed the victory over Barca's Messi added advantage to 4-2 through the white point in 86 minutes. It earned a penalty after Jose Antonio Dorado do handball.
Betis still showed resistance before the fight ended. Castro volley forced Valdes to rescue important.
Barcelona: Victor Valdes, Javier Mascherano, Eric Abidal, Carles Puyol, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Andres Iniesta (Adriano 88 '), Isaac Cuenca (Dani Alves 45'), Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas (Thiago 83 '), Alexis Sanchez
Real Betis: Casto, Jose Antonio Dorado, Mario, Nacho Perez, Isidoro, Santos Iriney (Roque Santa Cruz 45 '), Jose Ruiz Canas, Salvador Sevilla (Javier Matilla 57'), Jefferson Montero, Jorge Molina (Ustaritz 73 '), Ruben Castro