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Barcelona qualified for UEFA Champions League after beating Real Betis 2-1.

Barcelona secure Champions League capability because of late Jordi Alba victor

A shocking objective from Jordi Alba profound into injury time gave Barcelona a 2-1 triumph at Real Betis to get capability for the Champions League next season.

Alba's relentless volley at the back post implies Barcelona currently have an unassailable noteworthy lead over fifth-put Betis with three rounds of the LaLiga season remaining.

Prior, Barcelona had started to lead the pack with a first objective since January for Ansu Fati in the 76th moment. However, Barca were fixed back very quickly when previous Camp Nou safeguard Marc Bartra headed home a corner only three minutes after the fact.

Alba's late objective means Xavi Hernandez has accomplished his principal point in the wake of taking over middle of the season. It additionally gives Barcelona a solid five point pad in runner up, albeit third-set Sevilla have played a game less.

"It's a load off our shoulders," Xavi said subsequently. "It might have been a much harder season however the group has contended well since we showed up in November.

"We have not generally played amazingly, however we have an it are serious to win soul and we. We've been the wide range of various top half groups in the final part of the time. It's reasonable we need to pay better. We need to examine things. In any case, the work has been colossal since November. We're in the Champions League, a contest we should be in, presently we need to complete second."

Jordi Alba celebrates in the wake of scoring Barcelona's late victor at Real Betis.

Betis forward Juanmi had the primary sight of objective in an engaging match, however his work could track down the side-netting in the seventh moment.

After ten minutes Manuel Pellegrini's side lost goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to injury as he hurt himself extending to go after the ball and was supplanted by Rui Silva.

The Portuguese substitute, in any case, delivered a magnificent showcase, beginning with a brilliant save from Ronald Araujo's projectile header minutes in the wake of entering the pitch.

Betis set out additional open doors in an exuberant first half, however substitute Fati put the guests ahead after the break with a low shot towards the left corner in the 76th moment.

"Ansu has a gift, others think that it is more troublesome," Xavi said. "It's an incredible inclination to have him back. The objective was something we had discussed for the current week in regards to the Betis guarded line.

"He's a distinction producer. He simply needs around 50% of an opportunity to score, even with an awful shot. He let me know best to play him wide. I let him know he could change with Auba, however he needed to be on the left. He's generally a peril coming inside. He gets two possibilities, scores one and the other is hazardous. He has a gift. He's agreeable around the container."

In spite of Bartra evening out for the Copa del Rey champions with a header, Alba fixed the game in the withering minutes.

Barcelona, who have won 10 of their last 12 association matches, are near wrapping up second spot and grabbing the 3.4 million euros that the club would make by going to the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.

Both Copa del Rey finalists - - champs Betis and other participants Valencia - - will be participated in the 2023 Spanish Super Cup finals by top two groups in the LaLiga standings.

Betis, in the interim, botched a potential chance to move level on focuses with fourth-put Atletico in their bid to get a spot in Champions League next season, as they stay fifth with 58 places.

Before the match, Barcelona offered a praiseworthy gatekeeper to the Betis players for their cup triumph a month ago.

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