It was a disappointing day at the office for Barcelona on Sunday as they were beaten 4-3 by Real Betis at Camp Nou.
The Catalans started the game poorly and Real Betis was all over them during the opening stages of the game.
Real Betis player, Jose Luis Morales, scored his second La Liga goal of the season to give his side the lead in the 20th minute of the game before former Spanish international, Joaquin scored his fifth goal of the La Liga season to double the visitor’s advantage in the 31st minute of the game.
Lionel Messi scored from the spot during the 68th minute of the game to decrease the visitor’s advantage but Giovani lo Celso restored Betis’ two-goal lead by scoring in the 71st minute.
Arturo Vidal gave the Barcelona supporters some hope by scoring his team’s second goal in the 79th minute but Sergio Canales again puts his side in two front during the 83rd minute.
Lionel Messi scored his second goal from the spot during the second half stoppage time but that couldn’t stop the Seville-based team from taking away the three points from the game.
The Blaugrana enjoyed 55% of possession during the game and had 17 shots on target compared to Betis’ 15.
However, Barcelona maintains their top position at the La Liga table despite the defeat but are now only one point ahead of Atletico Madrid who is in the second place.
On the other hand, Real Betis climbed to 12th place with this victory and are currently six points clear off the relegation places.
Twitter reacted to Barcelona’s lose and here are some of the best tweets:
Safe to say Lionel Messi has been holding back Barcelona? They went undefeated against the likes of Real Madrid, Inter & Rayo without him but lose to Betis with him.— Madridista Haven¹³ (@MadridistaHaven) November 11, 2018
Who needs a girl to break your heart when you have Barcelona? 😂#BarcaBetis— Gharsani Achakzai (@gharsani3) November 11, 2018
Barcelona fans right now pic.twitter.com/bl40RtIdQ7— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) November 11, 2018
Messi returns for Barcelona who are on a 8 game unbeaten streak, and guess what happens? they bottle it. 😂— K A Y. (@CR7SZN) November 11, 2018
Barcelona will win the champions league this season..— Muhammad (@Bash_Einstein) November 11, 2018