MADRID: Jordi Alba scored a spectacular volley in the last minute of injury time to give FC Barcelona a 2-1 win away to Betis.
The result on Saturday night strengthens Barca's second place in La Liga, while doing Atletico Madrid a favour in their efforts to qualify for next season's Champions League, as it leaves them three points clear of Betis ahead of Sunday's Madrid derby.
Ansu Fati opened the scoring in an entertaining match with a deflected shot in the 76th minute only for former Barca stopper Marc Bartra to head home the equaliser three minutes later, reports Xinhua. The match looked set for a draw, but in the closing moments Alba gave Betis keeper Rui Sliva no chance with his unstoppable shot as the ball dropped for him in the home area.
The day kicked off with Granada climbing out of the bottom three in emphatic style with a 6-2 win away to Mallorca in a game that saw the home side fall apart in the second half. IANS
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