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6 - 2
Real Betis
A. Turan 6'
L. Messi 37'
L. Suárez 42'
L. Suárez 56'
L. Messi 57'
L. Suárez 82'
21' Rubén Castro
84' Rubén Castro
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Thank you for following the game with us. Join us tomorrow for Real Madrid's opening game of the season

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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

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FULL TIME: Barca 6-2 Betis

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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!

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88' GREAT SAVE ADAN! Rakitic hits one with incredible venom and Adan is forced to tip the ball over! 

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87' ALMOST 7!! Messi once again at the heart of things and finds Digne but his shot is saved!!

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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 

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84' Betis have one back! Ruben Castro!! Its 6-2

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Messi decided to give this free-kick to Suarez and the Uruguayan made no mistake with that striker. An absolute gem!

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82' SUAREZ GETS HIS HATTRICK!!! WHAT A FREE-KICK!!

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80' Betis are now committing foul after foul. They have been demoralized

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78' Betis haven't had a single shot on goal all 2nd half!

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76' Lucas Digne is coming on for Jordi Alba

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75' SAVE!! Messi again fizzes a shot that forces Adan into a save!

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74' CHANCE!! Pique meets a corner with a powerful downward header but it's just cleared

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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!

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66' Messi 2 free-kicks 2 off target. This one flies over

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64' Betis have lost total control of the game. Another foul on Messi in a dangerous area!

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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

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61' Messi hits the wall but Barca have a corner. We were expecting a hattrick there

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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

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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!

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58' 5-1!!!! IT's raining goals!!! Messi this time!!!

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I don't know how to describe that goal. It was counter attacking perfection!! Messi finds Suarez and he taps it in!!

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56' ITS FOUR!!! Don't know if it's FIFA or real football!!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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48' So Messi and Suarez scored two brilliant goals in the first half how many will they get in the second?

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We are back underway!!

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The players are back out. The second half is about to start

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HALF TIME: Barca 3-1 Betis

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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!

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42' AND IT IS THREE!! SUAREZ JOINS THE PARTY!!! 3-1 BARCA!!!

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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

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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

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It's a Messi classic!! Cuts inside a couple of defenders and curls into the far corner with his left foo!t Absolute magic!!

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37' MESSI SCORES!!! IT's 2-1!!

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34' A foul is given against Barca for a challenge and the players and fans are not happy about the decision

84'
Rubén Castro
L. Suárez
82'
77'
Rubén Castro
L. Digne
Jordi Alba
76'
Munir
Denis Suárez
70'
68'
Dani Ceballos
L. Suárez
62'
59'
Fabián Ruiz
Petros
L. Messi
assist: A. Turan
57'
L. Suárez
assist: L. Messi
56'
55'
C. Musonda
F. Gutiérrez
45'
Cejudo
L. Suárez
assist: Sergi Roberto
42'
L. Messi
assist: Sergi Roberto
37'
36'
Dani Ceballos
J. Martin
21'
Rubén Castro
A. Turan
assist: Jordi Alba
6'
Match time Sat, 20 Aug 2016, 09:45 PM
Real Betis (5-3-2)
Gustavo Augusto Poyet Domínguez (Manager)
13
C. Bravo
18
Jordi Alba
23
S. Umtiti
3
Piqué
20
Sergi Roberto
6
Denis Suárez
5
Sergio Busquets
4
I. Rakitić
7
A. Turan
9
L. Suárez
10
L. Messi
13
Adán
20
G. Pezzella
23
A. Mandi
4
Bruno González
14
R. Durmisi
16
Cejudo
6
F. Gutiérrez
5
Petros
8
J. Martin
24
Rubén Castro
9
A. Sanabria
Real Betis (5-3-2)
Gustavo Augusto Poyet Domínguez (Manager)
Barcelona Subs
19
L. Digne
17
Munir
27
W. Kaptoum
25
Jordi Masip
2
Douglas Pereira
16
Sergi Samper
22
Aleix Vidal
Real Betis Subs
19
Álex Alegría
10
Dani Ceballos
1
Dani Giménez
7
C. Musonda
28
José Carlos
21
Fabián Ruiz
17
Joaquín
74% POSSESSION 26%
30 SHOTS 6
12 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
17 FOULS 13
10 CORNERS 2
4 OFFSIDES 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
0 SAVES 6
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Barcelona 33 25 8 0 64 83
2 Atlético Madrid 33 21 8 4 36 71
3 Real Madrid 33 20 8 5 44 68
4 Valencia 34 20 6 8 26 66
5 Real Betis 33 17 4 12 1 55
6 Villarreal 33 15 6 12 5 51
7 Getafe 34 13 9 12 8 48
8 Sevilla 33 14 6 13 -11 48
9 Girona 34 13 8 13 -6 47
10 Celta de Vigo 34 12 9 13 6 45
11 Real Sociedad 33 12 7 14 8 43
12 Eibar 34 12 7 15 -10 43
13 Athletic Club 33 9 13 11 -3 40
14 Leganés 34 11 7 16 -13 40
15 Espanyol 34 9 12 13 -12 39
16 Deportivo Alavés 33 12 2 19 -17 38
17 Levante UD 33 7 13 13 -19 34
18 Deportivo La Coruña 34 6 10 18 -33 28
19 Las Palmas 33 5 6 22 -43 21
20 Málaga 33 4 5 24 -31 17
Updated: Aug 20, 2016 23:38 PM | Published: Aug 20, 2016 18:19 PM