‘Felix-Cancelu debut goal’ as Barça crush Betis 5-0…regain top spot!

Barcelona reclaims top spot in the standings with a big win.

Barcelona defeated Real Betis 5-0 in the fifth round of the 2023-24 Spanish La Liga on Sunday at 4:00 a.m. ET at the Estadi Olympic Luis Complex in Barcelona, Spain. The win leaves Barcelona in first place in the league with four wins, one draw and 13 points, while Betis sits in ninth place with two wins, one draw and two losses (seven points).

Barcelona deployed a 4-3-3 formation. Felix, Lewandowski, Torres, De Jong, Romelu, Gabi, Valdez, Christensen, Kunde, Kancelu, and Stegen started.

Betis lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. José, Pérez, Isco, Enrique, Roca, Altimira, Miranda, Riad, Bartra, Bellerin, and Silva.

It was Betis who started the game on the offensive. In the 15th minute, Kunde mishandled the ball at the back and Isco took possession. In the ensuing attack, Enrique had a shot on goal, but it was just wide of the target.

Betis swallowed his disappointment. In the 17th minute, on a free-kick attack, the ball found its way to Pérez, who shot straight at goal but hit the side netting. Barcelona had the first laugh. In the 25th minute, a cross from Romero was met by a rushing Felix. He beat the goalkeeper to the ball and slotted it home to give Barcelona the lead.

Barcelona added one more goal. In the 32nd minute, Christensen’s killer pass from the back was flicked on by Felix, who latched on to Lewandowski and finished neatly to rock the net. Barcelona hit the ground running. In the 42nd minute, a ball from Felix was collected by Lewandowski and his shot was blocked by a defensive tackle.

Betis struggled. In the 45th minute, Isco pressed and Romero misplaced a pass. Perez picked it up and sent the ball forward. Jose finished, but it was well wide of the goal. In first-half stoppage time, Jose’s shot was saved by Stegen with animal instincts, and the first half ended with Barcelona leading 2-0.

Barcelona missed a golden opportunity. Six minutes into the second half, Lewandowski made a catch in the box and sent a pass backwards. Torres finished it off, but it was just wide of the goal. Barcelona wasted a great chance to add a third. In the 13th minute of the second half, Felix finished off a ball from Valdez, but he was ruled offside in the buildup.아톰카지노

Barcelona opened the scoring in the second half. In the 17th minute, Torres scored from a free kick with a fantastic trajectory. It was a goal-fest for Barcelona. In the 21st minute, Hapinha fired a left-footed mid-range shot from the front of the arc that crossed the goal line.

Barcelona drove a wedge into the game. In the 36th minute, on a counterattack, an overlapping Kancelu beat a defender on the right flank before unleashing a right-footed shot that found the top corner of the net. The game ended with Barcelona winning 5-0.

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