Barcelona managed to escape Real Madrid tonight (Wednesday) in the table, when they opened a gap of 8 points at the top following a 1:2 away game against Real Betis, as part of a make-up game from the 17th round.
It is true that Xavi's group has an extra game, but at least until the meeting of the Blancos tomorrow, the gap will remain extremely significant.
The visitors admittedly got back their top scorer Robert Lewandowski and Fran Torres, but the one responsible for the Catalans' precious goal was actually Rafinha, who in the 65th minute pushed in from close range after a great assist and cross from Balda.
Barcelona celebrates Rafinha's advantage, photo: AP
In the 80th minute, Lewandowski took control of the ball and managed to double the score.
5 minutes into added time, Conde only gave hope to the host with an own goal, which in the end was not enough.
Lewandowski keeps the ball,
Mons Davor returned to the Hoffenheim lineup, which lost to Leipzig 3:1 in the quarterfinals.
The Israeli completed 90 minutes, but his team already has a third loss in its last four games in all competitions.
Bayern Munich did their thing with 0:4 over Mainz.
Eric Chopo-Moting, Jamal Musiale, Leroy Sana and Alphonso Davies scored unanswered.
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