Real Betis End Xavi’s Unbeaten Run At Barca

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On Saturday, Xavi’s perfect start as Barcelona manager came to an end as the Catalan giants were upset at home by Real Betis in La Liga.

Juanmi completed a quick Betis break to put the visitors in third place in the league, six points behind Real Madrid despite having played one more game.

Xavi had won his first two league games in charge, as well as a Champions League draw with Benfica.

Barcelona struggled to open up the visitors before the interval, with Philippe Coutinho attempting an early shot that was saved at the near post.

Ousmane Dembele, a second-half substitution, had an impact, curling a long-range effort wide before fizzing another across the face of goal.

It was the visitors’ third consecutive win in La Liga, and they now turn their attention to a Europa League match against Celtic on Thursday.

Source: BBC Sport

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