Barcelona’s 90 minutes of football against Real Betis was perhaps the most enjoyable 90 minutes of action presented by the Blaugranas in recent times. Nothing, as they say, could have gone better.
It was a fairytale night for Xavi men in every sense of the word. From fans making the long and tiring trip to Montjuic to fill the house to Barcelona’s flawless night, it was paradise.
Joao Felix, Robert Lewandowski, Ferran Torres, Raphinha, and Joao Cancelo all got on the scoresheet on the night in a wonder show.
Barça Universal brings you three talking points from Barcelona 5-0 Real Betis.
90 minutes of flawless football
Barcelona’s 90 minutes against Real Betis last night was poetic in every sense of the word. The ball flowed through the Verdiblancos’ setup with ease on the night, and it was always clear that only one team nestled in the driver’s seat.
The first half saw Manuel Pellegrini’s side offer some resistance and create chances of their own. Albeit seldom, Real Betis at least created a few chances that could have been put away.
Despite the fight mounted by the visitors, however, Barcelona were on song. Joao Felix deservedly put the first goal past Rui Silva before he wonderfully set the ball on a platter for Robert Lewandowski to slam home minutes later.
After the break, it was one-way traffic. Real Betis were completely lost for answers and they aimlessly chased after the ball hoping to create a spell of possession.
In the end, Barcelona’s cohesion and high pressure was simply too much for the Seville-based side’s resistance. The goals began to flow in for Barcelona, and the fresh legs of Lamine Yamal, Ilkay Gundogan, and Raphinha only furthered their case.
Last night’s game was truly the Catalans’ best performance of the season so far, not only in terms of quality but also the fact that they did not drop their guard for the entire 90 minutes. A massive confidence booster.
Equally potent wings
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Author : Adithya Eshwarla
Publish date : 2023-09-17 10:13:32
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