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Jan 21, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Benito Villamarín (Sevilla)
Attendance: 53,426
Real Betis
0-5
Barcelona

Durmisi (51'), Feddal (67')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Rakitic (59'), Messi (64', 80'), Suarez (69', 89')
Gomes (21'), Suarez (67')
Timeline
(Elbowing) A. Gomes        21'
(T. Vermaelen) S. Umtiti        43'
51'     R. Durmisi (Tripping)
(L. Suarez) I. Rakitic        59'
(S. Busquets) L. Messi        64'
(A. Gomes) Paulinho        65'
(Unsportsmanlike cond) L. Suarez        67'
67'     Z. Feddal (Unsportsmanlike cond)
(I. Rakitic) L. Suarez        69'
73'     R. Castro (S. Leon)
77'     R. Boudebouz (J. Garcia)
(L. Suarez) L. Messi        80'
(S. Busquets) G. Deulofeu        81'
88'     V. Camarasa (F. Ruiz)
(L. Messi) L. Suarez        89'

Team News: Luis Suarez leads Barcelona attack at Real Betis

Team News: Luis Suarez leads Barca attack at Betis
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Luis Suarez returns to the Barcelona XI for their La Liga trip to Real Betis.

Barcelona have recalled striker Luis Suarez to their starting XI for this evening's visit to Real Betis, after benching him during their midweek cup clash with Espanyol.

The former Liverpool man will line up alongside Lionel Messi in the visitors' attack, resuming his lethal partnership with his fellow South American.

Paulinho and Andres Iniesta were not passed fit for the trip to Betis, meaning that Sergi Roberto and Andre Gomes will start in midfield.

Barca have also drafted in Ruben Semedo at right-back, but are without the services of the sidelined Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.

Hosts Betis have recalled defenders Zouhair Feddal and Aissa Mandi following suspensions, and handed a start to Cristian Tello against his former club.

Joaquin and Sergio Leon will provide support for Tello in the final third, with Javi Garcia, Fabian Ruiz and Andres Guardado sitting in midfield.

Real Betis: Adan; Francis, Mandi, Feddal, Durmisi; Garcia, Fabian, Guardado; Tello, Leon, Joaquin
Subs: Castro, Boudebouz, Gimenez, Amat, Tosca, Narvaez, Camarasa

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Roberto, Gomes; Messi, Suarez
Subs: Cillessen, Paulinho, Vidal, Umtiti, Deulofeu, Digne, Alena

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AlavesAlaves9522128417
2Sevilla85121881016
3Barcelona84311991015
4Atletico MadridAtletico843194515
5Real Madrid8422127514
6Espanyol8422117414
7Real Valladolid833276112
8Real Betis833256-112
9Real Sociedad83231211111
10Celta Vigo92431313010
11Levante83141214-210
12EibarEibar8314912-310
13Getafe823367-19
14Valencia816167-19
15GironaGirona82331013-39
16Villarreal822467-18
17Athletic Bilbao7142913-47
18Leganes8215712-57
19Rayo Vallecano7124715-85
20Huesca8125718-115

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