Barcelona lost at home in La Liga 4-3 by Real Betis at Camp Nou. despite Lionel Messi scoring twice on his return from injury.
Barcelona maintained their top position at the La Liga table despite the defeat but are now only one point ahead of Atletico Madrid who are in the second place.
Real Betis climbed to 12th place with this victory and are currently six points clear off the relegation places. The Los Verdiblancos will play Villarreal after the international break and will then host Olympiacos at Estadio Benito Villamarín for their Europa League group stage tie.
The barcelona side started the game poorly and Real Betis were all over them during the opening stages of the game. The 22-year old, 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. The former Spanish international, Joaquin scored his fifth goal in the Spanish league against Barcelona to double the visitor’s advantage in just 31 minutes of the game.
After five games out injured, Messi returned to Barca’s starting line-up but his two goals, one from the penalty spot and another deep into injury-time, proved little more than consolations.
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 as compared to Betis’ 15.
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