In recent years, duels between Barça and Betis, who face this Saturday at the Camp Nou, are synonymous with goals. And it is that in the last six games between azulgranas and verdiblancos, the half scorer is nothing more and nothing less than 6 so many. In none of these last six precedents in fact, have fewer than 5 goals been recorded. It is a good omen, then, for lovers of a good game for the game at the Estadi, despite the problems facing the goal of the Blaugrana team – it is only the sixth top scorer in the category – or the fact that Betis, although they are the third top scorer, have not scored against the four teams participating in the Champions League this season, as are Real Madrid, Atlético, Villarreal and Sevilla.
The last duel between Barça and BetisAt Benito Villamarín, it was already an example of a show, with a dose of emotion until the end. Trincao decided it, currently on loan at Wolverhampton, with a goal in the 87th minute (23). Before, Borja Iglesias had opened the can, Messi and Víctor Ruiz scored for the Catalans in their own goal, and Víctor Ruiz himself made it 2-2 in the absence of a quarter of an hour.
A little more comfortable, although misleading if you look only at the result, it was the duel of the first round of the Past course for the azulgranas, who won at the Camp Nou (5-2) a match that will be remembered for the serious injury suffered by Ansu Fati after a hard tackle of Mandi. Betis made it 3-2 on the scoreboard in the absence of just over a quarter of an hour but Messi, who signed a double, and Pedri sentenced in the last minutes. Dembélé and Griezmann were the other Barça gunners and Sanabria and Loren scored for the Andalusians.
The 23 was also the result of the previous visit of Barça to Villamarín, a few weeks before the stoppage forced by the coronavirus pandemic and already with Quique Setién on the bench of the Catalan team. After the 2-2 with which the rest was reached, with Fekir and De Jong authors of a goal each -Canales and Busquets scored the other goals- and as two of the most outstanding, Lenglet scored the final goal head with just under 20 minutes to go.
And if the duel in Seville two seasons ago ended with the same result as last, the match at the Camp Nou was also repeated. Two courses ago, also the azulgranas, then still with Ernesto Valverde as coach, won 5-2. Betis was no rival despite advancing on the scoreboard with a goal from Fekir. Griezmann with a double came back and Carles Pérez, Jordi Alba and Arturo Vidal made it 5-1 until Loren made up the score.
The season 2018/19 Barça won at Villamarín with Messi’s hat-trick and the same from Luis Suárez (1-4) while in the first round, the green and whites, with Setién on the bench, they gave the bell at the Camp Nou, with that 3-4. Junior Firpo, who signed a great game that was worth a lot to him to end up signing for Barça, Joaquí, Lo Celso and Canales scored for the Andalusians, while Messi, twice, and Arturo Vidal signed the goals for the Catalans.
The last duels between Barça and Betis
Betis-Barça (2-3): Borja Iglesias (38 ‘) and Víctor Ruiz (75’) / Messi (59 ‘), Víctor Ruiz pp (68’) and Trincao (87 ‘).
Barça-Betis (5-2): Dembélé (22 ‘), Griezmann (49’), Messi (61 ‘and 82’) and Pedri (90 ‘) / Sanabria (45’) and Loren (73 ‘).
Betis-Barça (2-3): Canales (6 ‘) and Fekir (26’) / De Jong (9 ‘), Busquets (45’) and Lenglet (72 ‘).
Barça-Betis (5-2): Griezmann (41 ‘and 50’), Carles Pérez (56 ‘), Jordi Alba (60’) and Arturo Vidal (77 ‘) / Fekir (15’) and Loren (79 ‘).
Betis-Barça (1-4): Loren (82 ‘) / Messi (18’, 45 ‘and 85’) and Luis Suárez (63 ‘).
Barça-Betis (3-4): Messi (68 ‘and 90’) and Arturo Vidal (79 ‘) / Junior (20’), Joaquín (34 ‘), Lo Celso (71’) and Canales (83 ‘).