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Barcelona loses to Betis 1-0 earlier than essential Bayern commute

Barcelona misplaced its first fit below Xavi Hernández on Saturday when it fell to Actual Betis 1-0 at house simply earlier than its essential commute to Bayern Munich.

Striker Juanmi Jiménez completed off a well-orchestrated counterattack to take Betis’ winner within the 79th minute at Camp Nou.

Barcelona had gained two times and drawn as soon as since Xavi took over as trainer from Ronald Koeman. The defeat left the group in 7th position and at risk of falling even additional at the back of chief Actual Madrid, which performed at Actual Sociedad later.

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Te quiero, @SergioCanales.#DíaDeBetis #BarçaRealBetis %.twitter.com/ktcUExxzUM

— Actual Betis Balompié 🌴💚 (@RealBetis) December 4, 2021

Barcelona visits Bayern on Wednesday wanting a win to make sure its position within the Champions League spherical of 16. Bayern, which is already certified as the crowd winner, beat Barcelona 3-0 of their first assembly this season.

If it loses, Barcelona would wish Benfica not to beat Dynamo Kyiv to steer clear of removing.

The top level of the day for Barcelona’s enthusiasts got here earlier than kickoff, when Barcelona participant Alexia Putellas offered to the 65,000-plus enthusiasts her Ballón d’Or for the arena’s perfect ladies’s participant.

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Puede que tengáis problemas para descargaros los angeles imagen por las toneladas de calidad que tienen todos los que aparecen en ella. 𝐌𝐈 𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐏𝐎.#DíaDeBetis #BarçaRealBetis %.twitter.com/zkhV4D1GzW

— Actual Betis Balompié 🌴💚 (@RealBetis) December 4, 2021

Differently, it was once extra frustration.

“It hurts as a result of we must have no less than taken some extent lately,” Xavi mentioned. “After all I’m apprehensive, I don’t like shedding. However I don’t assume we deserved to lose.”

Betis’ purpose got here simply when Barcelona was once enjoying at its perfect after Ousmane Dembelé went on as an alternative choice to the overall part hour.

The winger, which the membership desires to signal a brand new contract earlier than his present one expires on the finish of the season, ignited Barcelona’s assault. 3 times he shot simply by the publish earlier than Betis stuck Barcelona on a three-versus-two breakaway.

Sergio Canales coolly drew in Barcelona’s closing two defenders and handed for Cristian Tello, who fed the now unmarked Juanmi to fit the ball previous Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

“Canales had the endurance to create the ones areas,” mentioned Juanmi, whose 9 objectives are 2d within the league best to Karim Benzema’s 12 with Madrid.

“We need to prevent the ones counterattacks,” Xavi mentioned. “We had practiced simply that, about when it’s important to make a tactical foul.”

❝We do not need to lose lately, however that is soccer.❞

— Xavi reacts to #BarçaBetis %.twitter.com/9gKE6hfou5

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 4, 2021

Barcelona misplaced teenager ability Gavi Páez within the thirty fourth when he had to be carted off after it sounds as if feeling dizzy following the tough affect of a ball to his head.

Manuel Pellegrini’s Betis rose into 3rd position, proper at the back of crosstown rival Sevilla, which beat Villarreal 1-0 due to a purpose from Lucas Ocampos.

Sevilla and Villareal even have key Champions League fits this week. Sevilla will have to win at Salzburg to transport on, whilst Villarreal performs Atalanta wanting a draw to advance.

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