Barcelona managed to continue their positive trend when they faced Real Betis this morning. With this victory, now the Catalan giants have bagged six consecutive wins in all competitions.
But in truth, the victory over Real Betis this morning WIB (08/02) was not easy for Barcelona. In fact, the Catalan giants fell behind in the first half with a score of 0-1.
This situation also forced manager Ronald Koeman to finally lower Lionel Messi in the second half, as a result they managed to equalize in the 59th minute.
10 minutes later, Barcelona turned ahead, but the goal was created by the suicide of one of the opposing players. Interestingly, not long after, Real Betis again broke into Ter Stegen’s goal, making the position evenly strong at 2-2.
Only at the end of the match, precisely in the 87th minute, Barcelona managed to score the winning goal through one of their debutants, Francesco Trincao. That way, Barcelona successfully won with a thin score of 3-2.
This victory is clearly important for Barcelona, besides affecting their position in the standings, it is also good for the confidence of the players. In fact, this is the sixth straight win for Barcelona in all competitions.
Regarding this, the coach Ronald Koeman seems very happy, because for him it is important to increase the confidence of the players in the midst of the busy schedule that awaits.
“These results help us to be confident and the team uses their mentality to win this match. This is our way,” said Koeman quoted by Marca.
Meanwhile, in this match Lionel Messi was the main actor behind Barcelona’s victory, but the public also highlighted Francesco Trincao, who scored the winning goal just minutes after taking to the field.
This goal is certainly important for a young player like him, given that he has recently been criticized and considered a failed purchase.
“He is young and he needs to adapt to the level of a big club like Barcelona. We have given him a lot of playing minutes. In the last few games he was just unlucky and failed to maximize chances.”
“Today he is decisive and this is important for him as well for us,” he concluded.