Barcelona fight for dear life away at Bayern

Alex Moreno

Real Betis' Spanish defender Alex Moreno (right) talks to Barcelona's Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo (left) and Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique at the end of their Spanish League match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on December 4, 2021.
 

Photo credit: Lluis Gene | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Few disagreed that Xavi would need time, and most probably a lot of it, to turn Barcelona even into a contender again, let alone a winner of the game's biggest prizes.
  • But they might have hoped to steer clear of losing at home to Real Betis, an upwardly mobile team under Manuel Pellegrini with talented players but one that is more likely to finish in La Liga's top eight than its top four.

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