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It was a brilliant display from Barcelona and Messi and Suarez in particular. Betis only had 3 shots on goal all match to Barca's 29. Suarez got a hattrick and Messi scored a brace with Turan also getting on the scoresheet
FULL TIME: Barca 6-2 Betis
91' CLOSE FOR MESSI! The argentine brings the ball down with a brilliant touch and unleashes a close-range shot with his second but its blocked well!
88' GREAT SAVE ADAN! Rakitic hits one with incredible venom and Adan is forced to tip the ball over!
87' ALMOST 7!! Messi once again at the heart of things and finds Digne but his shot is saved!!
Poor defending from the free kick! A lucky deflection off a defender falls into his path and he rifles it into the net. Pure striker's instinct
84' Betis have one back! Ruben Castro!! Its 6-2
Messi decided to give this free-kick to Suarez and the Uruguayan made no mistake with that striker. An absolute gem!
82' SUAREZ GETS HIS HATTRICK!!! WHAT A FREE-KICK!!
80' Betis are now committing foul after foul. They have been demoralized
78' Betis haven't had a single shot on goal all 2nd half!
76' Lucas Digne is coming on for Jordi Alba
75' SAVE!! Messi again fizzes a shot that forces Adan into a save!
74' CHANCE!! Pique meets a corner with a powerful downward header but it's just cleared
71' Gus Poyet said he wanted to stop Barca from playing but they have done anything but that. The Catalans have eased off a little now but could burst into life anytime!
66' Messi 2 free-kicks 2 off target. This one flies over
64' Betis have lost total control of the game. Another foul on Messi in a dangerous area!
62' Suarez has ben booked for arguing with the referee. The new rule says you can't argue with a referee or you'll go in the book and the Uruguayan is a bit of a loose cannon
61' Messi hits the wall but Barca have a corner. We were expecting a hattrick there
60' Well Barca have already reached 2/3rds of their entire first half tally in a couple of minutes! Now Barca have a free-kick
Messi skips past a couple of challenges and just drives one into the bottom corner of the net to make it 5. It's a proper opening day hammering!
58' 5-1!!!! IT's raining goals!!! Messi this time!!!
I don't know how to describe that goal. It was counter attacking perfection!! Messi finds Suarez and he taps it in!!
56' ITS FOUR!!! Don't know if it's FIFA or real football!!
53' It's only 7 minutes into the second half and Messi could have had 2 goals himself! It's going to be a long 35 or so minutes for Betis!
51' It's noon stop! Three saves in one minute for the Betis keeper! Messi once again finds Denis Suarez and his acrobatic scissors kick is straight at the keeper and he holds on!
51' ANOTHER SAVE! Messi again tries to find the far corner like he did in the firts half but this shot does not have as much pace on it and the keeper sprawls to his right to save!
50' The ball is in the back of the net but the goal is disallowed as Arda Turan got the last touch after Messi's shot started to trickle towards the net after hitting the palm of the goalkeeper
48' So Messi and Suarez scored two brilliant goals in the first half how many will they get in the second?
We are back underway!!
The players are back out. The second half is about to start
HALF TIME: Barca 3-1 Betis
43' Stunning finish from Suarez. The ball comes across his body from Roberto and Suarez first time instinct shot with his right foot from an acute finds the far corner. Brilliant finish, made it look easy. It was anything but!
42' AND IT IS THREE!! SUAREZ JOINS THE PARTY!!! 3-1 BARCA!!!
41' BARCA ALMOST MAKE IT THREE! On the counter Messi finds Roberto and he puts the ball across the 6-yard box and the sliding dfender jsut about prevents Suarez from having a tap in
40' Well that goal was coming with Barca knocking on the door time and time again. Now Betis will hope they can level things up again with 5 minutes to go
It's a Messi classic!! Cuts inside a couple of defenders and curls into the far corner with his left foo!t Absolute magic!!
37' MESSI SCORES!!! IT's 2-1!!
34' A foul is given against Barca for a challenge and the players and fans are not happy about the decision
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