Barcelona have confirmed a Top Four finish this season after grabbing a 2-1 added time win away at Real Betis.
La Blaugrana end the weekend with a Champions League place for next season in the bag as Betis’ hopes of joining them begin to fade.
Both sides had chances in a open first half at the Estadio Benito Villamarin with Ronald Araujo and Guido Rodriguez foiled by the woodwork.
🤏 @RealBetis_en almost found the breakthrough with @Guido_Rodriguez who hit the post…
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— LaLigaTV (@LaLigaTV) May 7, 2022
However, just as the visitors looked to be frustrated in the closing stages, Barcelona secured a bolt of inspiration from substitute Ansu Fati.
The Spanish international has not scored a La Liga goal since October but his deflected strike finally edged Xavi’s side in front.
Ansu Fati Ansu Fati Ansu Fati Ansu Fati Ansu Fati Ansu Fati❤️💙❤️💙❤️💙pic.twitter.com/RIcOnsL89x
— Leo Messi (@Messi_10_30) May 7, 2022
But, Manuel Pellegrini’s hosts reacted, as former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra bulleted home an equaliser, before the away side snatched it in the final seconds through Jordi Alba’s thunderbolt.
Up next for is a midweek home game against Celta Vigo with Real Betis heading to Valencia.
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