Barcelona beat Real Betis to move eight points clear at the top of La Liga.
Betis goalkeeper Rui Silva made three saves to deny Pedri before Raphinha scored
from Alejandro Balde’s cross.
Betis pulled one back late on through Jules Kounde’s own goal but Barca held on for
After the final whistle, Betis midfielder William Carvalho was shown a red card after
complaining to the referee.
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The result leaves Barcelona on 50 points from 19 matches, with second-placed Real
Madrid on 42 with a game in hand, while Betis are sixth, 19 points behind the leaders.
Real will close the gap to Barca back to five points if they win at home against
Valencia CF on Thursday.