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FC Barcelona managed to win their home game against Real Betis 4-2, goals by Xavi, Alexis and Messi (x2)

Match Report:

FC Barcelona managed to win their home game against Real Betis 4-2, goals by Xavi, Alexis and Messi (x2)

After a sloppy defensive start, where Betis had 3 very clear chances, Xavi and Messi managed to net within 12 minutes. Los Verdiblancos kept fighting and scored the first away goal at the Camp Nou in this season's La Liga. FCB were controlling the match, but I felt our rivals couldn't be ruled out of the game at all.

After the halftime break, Guardiola introduced Alves and returned to our classic 4-3-3 formation, with the Brazilian still heavily attack-minded, but with a much more secure central defense with Mascherano and Puyol.

Santa Cruz scored with a tremendous shot from outside the area after 52 minutes. As it seems to happen lately, the referee allowed our rivals to tackle our creative players freely, as if the rules were different according to whether you wear the Blaugrana shirt, or any other. A clear example: Iniesta got booked for being fouled inside the Betis area. Totally insane.

Later on, Alexis appeared to give us a 3-2 advantage, then Messi converted a penalty that Abidal worked hard to cause.

WE ARE BARCA, WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My 5-4-3-2-1 FC Barcelona points:

Alexis - 5 points
Mascherano - 4 points
Valdes - 3 points
Messi - 2 points
Busquets - 1 points

Barca-Betis (Man of the Match)