FC Barcelona has been defeated in the Spanish league for the fourth time this season. Real Betis was 1-0 too strong for the Catalans in Camp Nou, who are seventh after fifteen rounds.
The team of trainer Xavi, who had not made a base for Frenkie de Jong, played a difficult first half. The biggest opportunities were for Real Betis.
Barça keeper Marc-André ter Stegen saw a nice chop by Aitor Ruibal disappear just wide. Moments later, the German goalkeeper had to make a save to prevent a goal from being scored by Àlex Moreno.
Even after the break, the visitors kept pushing and Juanmi thought he could cheer for a moment. The Spaniard slipped the ball past Ter Stegen, but was called back by the linesman for offside.
Halfway through the second half, when Frenkie de Jong had meanwhile come in, the home team pushed Real Betis further and further back into their own half. That led to a number of dangerous moments in front of goalkeeper Rui Silva.
Memphis Depay was ready to shoot in, but Silva tapped the ball just in front of the Dutchman’s feet. Substitute Ousmane Dembélé was especially dangerous from a distance.
The chances did not lead to goals for Barcelona. Real Betis still managed to score in Camp Nou. Juanmi was the end station of a quick breakout of Real Betis ten minutes before time. The Spanish midfielder pushed the ball past Ter Stegen and thus gave his team the victory (0-1).