BARCELONA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Barcelona placed on a scintillating efficiency to crush guests Actual Betis 5-0 on Saturday and provisionally transfer high of the LaLiga standings.
Xavi Hernandez’s facet moved as much as 13 factors from 5 video games, one level forward of Actual Madrid who host Actual Sociedad on Sunday.
Mortgage signing Joao Felix put Barcelona forward after 25 minutes with a shot from a good angle after he had missed his first try following an outstanding Oriol Romeu cross.
“I had a nasty shot on the objective however I saved on the lookout for the ball and at last scored,” the 23-year-old Felix informed Movistar Plus.
“Everybody did very nicely. Everybody was the place they need to be. When you could have a very good construction and the ball circulates shortly, the areas and the targets seem”.
“I am working to be at my greatest. The staff spirit nice. It is simple to play amongst them. I am very completely satisfied right here.”
Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead after a neat transfer by which Andreas Christensen slipped a move to Felix who left the ball to present the Poland striker a straightforward end.
Ferran Torres scored his third objective of the season with a low free kick into the underside proper nook within the 62nd minute earlier than substitute Raphinha netted from the sting of the world to make it 4-0.
“I did not know we hadn’t scored from a free-kick since Messi,” Torres mentioned after scoring the primary free-kick objective for Barcelona since Could 2021.
“It may have been another person however I am glad it was me after all. The unseen coaching pays off, we’re a staff that has made a giant qualitative leap ahead. I am stuffed with confidence.”
Joao Cancelo scored his first objective since becoming a member of Barca on mortgage from Manchester Metropolis to finish the rout 9 minutes from time.
Coach Xavi mentioned on the triumph: “It wasn’t an ideal recreation nevertheless it was wonderful. We had lots of good moments. That is the way in which”.
Barcelona face Antwerp of their Champions League opener on Tuesday earlier than internet hosting Celta Vigo in LaLiga.
Reporting by Janina Nuno Rios in Mexico Metropolis, enhancing by Ed Osmond
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