Sevilla, Spain – Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as FC Barcelona defeated Real Betis in the game played at the Benito Villamarín.
Real Betis 1-4 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are now 10 points ahead of the second placed Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi scored his 50th career hat-trick.
- 16′ Andrés Guardado (Real Betis) received the yellow card.
- 18′ Lionel Messi (Barcelona) scored the opening goal with a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.
- 45’+2′ Lionel Messi (Barcelona) doubled the lead for the visitors with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner assisted by Luis Suárez with a through ball.
- 45’+2′ First Half Ends Real Betis 0 FC Barcelona 2
- 52′ Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
- 63′ Luis Suárez (Barcelona) extended the lead to 3-0 for Barca with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner assisted by Gerard Piqué.
- 67′ Nélson Semedo (Barcelona) received the yellow card.
- 82′ Loren Morón (Real Betis) cut down the deficit to 3-1 with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner assisted by Diego Lainez.
- 85′ Lionel Messi (Barcelona) scored his third goal of the game with a left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner assisted by Ivan Rakitic.
- 90’+3′ Second Half Ends.
|Real Betis||FC Barcelona|
|13 (3)||Shots (on target)||16 (9)|
Real Betis XI: Pau López (GK), Marc Bartra, Sidnei, Aïssa Mandi, William Carvalho, Andrés Guardado, Sergio Canales, Cristian Tello, Joaquín, Jesé, Giovani Lo Celso
FC Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen (GK), Clément Lenglet, Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Arthur, Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez