goals video: Real Betis – Barcelona – Played on 01/12/2023
Barcelona narrowly defeated Real Betis, on penalties, today, Thursday, after the end of the regular and extra time in a draw (2-2), for the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
Barcelona scored: Lewandowski and Ansu Fati (40, 93), while Real Betis scored: Nabil Fekir and Lauren Moron (77, 101).
The Catalan team thus set a date with traditional rivals Real Madrid, in the tournament final scheduled for next Sunday, at King Fahd International Stadium.
Real Betis player Luiz Henrique almost surprised Barcelona with a surprise goal, with a shot from a long distance, but the ball lost its way to Ter Stegen’s net in the 3rd minute.
Pedri scored the lead goal for Barcelona in the 23rd minute, but the match referee canceled it after referring to video technology, as the goal maker, Rafinha, was in an offside position at the beginning of the game.
And Lewandowski managed to hit the net in the 40th minute, after receiving a pass from Dembele inside the penalty area, and bypassed the Betis defender, before putting the ball to the left of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
At the start of the second half, Barcelona dominated the course of the game, but the first attempt came in the 62nd minute when Osman Dembele hit a ball that hit defender Pizzella, turning into a corner.
Nabil Fekir, a Real Betis player, succeeded in scoring the equalizer for his team in the 77th minute when he received a pass from Luiz Henrique, who deftly dodged Barca’s defense and sent the ball towards Fekir, who put it with one touch into Ter Stegen’s net.
The response came quickly from Barcelona, \u200b\u200bLewandowski scored the second goal in the 81st minute after he received a pass from Ferran Torres and hit Bravo’s net, but the referee canceled it for offside on Torres.
At the beginning of extra time, the referee awarded a free kick to Barcelona on the edge of the penalty area, which Christensen executed inside the penalty area and the defense dispersed it to reach Ansu Fati, who directed a powerful ball to the bottom left of Bravo, scoring the Blaugrana’s second goal in the 93rd minute.
The response came from Real Betis through Lauren Moron with the second goal, in the 101st minute, after he received a cross from the right side through his colleague Luiz Henrique, to hit the butt of the foot in the net of Ter Stegen.
Ansu Fati missed the opportunity to kill the match in the 117th minute when he received a cross from Ferran Torres and hit the butt into the arms of goalkeeper Bravo.
The most famous match referee issued the second yellow card in the face of Guardado, the Real Betis player, to be expelled from the match and the Andalusian team to play incompletely, before the end of the second extra time.
The two teams headed for a penalty shootout that smiled at Barcelona, as Ter Stegen shone and blocked two balls from Juanmi and Carvalho, to win the Blaugrana (4-2).