With one more objective by Robert Lewandowski but another triumph, Barcelona arrived at the 50-point mark and continued showing solidarity going into the last part of the Spanish league.
Lewandowski finished his dry scoring spell in the league to assist Barcelona in overcoming Real Betis 2-1 and increment its lead over Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Lewandowski fixed Barcelona’s 6th consecutive triumph in all rivalries with his most memorable league objective since October. He is the league’s driving scorer with 14 objectives. The Poland striker was returning from a three-game suspension for disregarding an official in a match a year ago.
Raphinha opened the scoring for Barcelona, eight focuses before second-place Madrid in front of the opponent’s home match against Valencia on Thursday.
“We played an extraordinary match,” Barcelona mentor Xavi said. “We are happy with the outcome and with how we played. We played well against a decent group in an extreme arena.”
Barcelona won the league multiple times after arriving at 50 places or more through 19 rounds. It simply neglected to lift what was happening in 2013-14.
“We are going through a decent second,” Raphinha said. “The focuses are a consequence of our work. We stay sure until the end of the time.”
Both midweek games, including Barcelona and Madrid, were deferred from January, given the group’s support in the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. Barcelona crushed Betis in a punishment shootout in the elimination rounds before winning last against Madrid. Madrid played Valencia in the other elimination round, progressing in a shootout.
It was Betis’ 6th consecutive league misfortune at home against Barcelona, which has succeeded eight straight, assuming counting the shootout prevail upon Betis in the Super Cup.
Betis remained in the 6th spot in the league, 19 focuses behind Barcelona. It is three focuses behind fourth-place Atletico Madrid in the last Heroes League place. Manuel Pellegrini’s group has won one of its last five games in all contests.
Raphinha put Barcelona along with a touch from short proximity after a left-flank low cross by Alejandro Balde in the 65th moment. Lewandowski counted to the leader with a shot from inside the region in the 80th, and Betis got on the board with an own-objective by Barcelona protector Jules Koundé in the 85th.
Lewandowski has five objectives in his last five matches in all tournaments.
The success came after Barcelona shut the colder time of year move window with practically no signings to support its crew. It noticed forward Memphis Depay movement to Atletico and Héctor Bellerín join Wearing Lisbon. Veteran protector Gerard Piqué resigned.
Betis lost safeguard Álex Moreno to Munititions stockpile and forwarded Loren Morón to Las Palmas, yet it marked previous Leicester forward Ayoze Pérez.