12/04/2021 6:35 pm | UPDATED 12/04/2021 AT 6:42 p.m.
FC Barcelona suffered the law of Betis Sevilla this Saturday at Camp Nou, as part of the 16th day of La Liga (0-1).
Two wins in the league (1-0 in front of Espanyol then 1-3 on the ground of Villarreal), a draw in the Champions League (0-0 against Benfica); Until then, Xavi’s return to the country had gone off without a hitch. The invincibility series will not have exceeded three matches… This Saturday at home, for the 16the La Liga act, the Blaugranas fell in front of their audience at Camp Nou, surprised by a pugnacious Betis.
Despite an entirely relative ascendancy in the game and a Dembele stirring launched at the hour mark, the Catalans, a little tense, could not find the fault in this part and ended up exposing themselves. After a free warning and a first goal canceled on offside (53e), the essential Juanmi (9 achievements already this season) made Ter Stegen bend and his defense in the final quarter of an hour (0-1, 79e).
Betis win Barça
This first setback of the Xavi era hurts Barça all the more because it is a real competitor in the race for European places which comes to impose itself there in the lair Blaugrana. Provisionally on the podium tonight (with more matches on the clock than its direct rivals in the standings), Betis pushes FC Barcelona to seven lengths of the box. And the gap could widen further in the evening with the scheduled outings of Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad.