A summary upon the weekend’s La Liga results, wherein Barcelona and Real Madrid still managed to pull off the win despite coming from behind in the second half, while league leaders Atletico Madrid that are now two games in hand, remain idle until Monday.
Real Betis 2-3 Barcelona
Barcelona retained being at the top two in the La Liga table by coming back from a goal down scored by Borja Iglesias by the 38th-minute for Real Betis on Sunday, as Lionel Messi came off the bench then equalized just before the hour mark.
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Betis’ Victor Ruiz scored at both ends of the field in the 68th and 75th minute, first for Barcelona, then for Betis — that made the score 2-2.
Afterwards, Francisco Trincao save the day in the 87th-minute for Barcelona. The 21-year-old Portuguese winger picked up a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area and curled a stunning, left-footed finish inside the far post to end their visit with a win.
Huesca 1-2 Real Madrid
A similar situation from Barcelona, Real Madrid were anything but impressive in beating Huesca on Saturday.
Madrid found themselves trailing 1-0 after 48 minutes,
before Raphael Varane scored twice in the 55th and 84th minutes.
The centre back haven’t scored a goal yet in the 2020-21 season until his two goals on Saturday, that kept Zinedine Zidane’s side alive in the La Liga title race.
Zidane’s side had won just one of their previous five matches and the poor run has led to media scrutiny over the French manager’s position at the club.
Despite the win, his side’s latest performance will have done little to boost Zidane.
Huesca, who had won just two of their previous 21 league games this season, took the lead when Galán Gil was set up by Shinji Okozaki by the 48th-minute mark.
It almost went up 2-0 moments later but Rafa Mir, volleyed against the bar.
Real equalised when Karim Benzema’s free-kick came back off the bar and centre-back Varane headed the rebound over the line.
Other La Liga results:
- Sevilla 3-0 Getafe
- Real Sociedad 4-1 Cadiz
- Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Valencia
- Levante 2-2 Granada
- Elche 2-2 Villarreal
- Alaves 1-0 Real Valladolid
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