Video: Barcelona 2 – 0 Real Betis [La Liga] Highlights
Barcelona 2 – 0 Real Betis [La Liga] Highlights
Gerard Deulofeu’s fine performance inspired Barcelona to a 2-0 LaLiga victory over Real Betis at Camp Nou.
Barcelona capped an emotional week with a convincing display in Ernesto Valverde’s first LaLiga match in charge, as Gerard Deulofeu inspired them to a 2-0 win over Real Betis.
With deals for Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho reportedly high on Barca’s list of priorities, Deulofeu’s place in Valverde’s side seems far from secure.
However, the winger did his first-team chances no harm with a fine individual display – setting up two goals in the space of three first-half minutes to put the game beyond Betis before the interval.
A year to the day since Barca’s 6-2 victory in the corresponding fixture last season, Deulofeu crafted Barca’s 36th-minute opener with a wicked cross that Betis defender Alin Tosca turned into his own net, though it was initially unclear as to whether Lionel Messi – who had already hit the post – got a touch.
There was no doubt over who got Barca’s second, as Sergi Roberto slammed home from close range following fantastic work from Deulofeu, with Sergio Leon having squandered a great chance at the other end moments earlier.