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  1. Betis hit woodwork twice, Barca hit it once
  2. Barca should have levelled earlier after shot crossed line
  3. Barca are two points off Real Madrid, who play later
  4. Real Betis are 14th in La Liga

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye for now

    It's hard to know who should feel more hard done by there. Real Betis hit the woodwork twice, but Barcelona had a perfectly good goal not allowed. In the end maybe a draw was fair - but neither side will feel particularly happy right now.

    I'll tell you who are happy though - Real Madrid, who remain top by a point - with two games in hand.

    They host Real Sociedad at 19:45 GMT. We will bring you live text commentary of that game tonight.

    See you then.


    Real Betis 1-1 Barcelona

  3. GOAL - Real Betis 1-1 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez rescues a draw for Barcelona right at the end. Real Betis substitute Matias Nahuel gives the ball to Lionel Messi (not the best idea), who slides in Suarez to fire home from inside the box.

    Real Betis' performance deserved better but Barca should have been level already with that chance which crossed the line.

  4. Post update

    Barcelona forward Neymar - who has only scored five La Liga goals all season (fewer than Sergio Ramos) - shoots right at Adan from just outside the penalty area. Time running out for the champions.

  5. Post update

    There is going to a lot of talk about goalline technology after this game, following Barcelona's chance that should have counted.


    Real Betis goalscorer Alex Alegria comes off to a great reception, with Matias Nahuel coming on. They also bring off Petros for Rafa Navarro.

  7. Post update

    Real Betis should be 2-0 up, Barcelona have taken risks and Ruben Castro is through on goal in acres of space. He could try to go around Marc-Andre ter Stegen, or lob him - but instead shoots right at him. A huge let-off. Such an entertaining second half.

  8. Post update

    This game has really come to life. Ruben Castro has a shot saved for Real Betis and then moments later Aissa Mandi clears the ball off the line again - this time it hadn't crossed the line, mind.

  9. Barca should be level

    We've just seen a replay of that last chance. It's ridiculous. The ball was at least a foot behind the line when Aissa Mandi hooked it away onto the bar. Remarkable. Barcelona should be level.


    What a remarkable game. Barcelona hit the crossbar now. They have a chance and the ball is cleared off the line onto the crossbar and away. It might even have crossed the line - Spain doesn't have goalline technology. 

  11. GOAL - Real Betis 1-0 Barcelona

    Alex Alegria

    Real Betis lead and nobody could argue it's not merited. Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen makes a proper hash of dealing with a Betis corner and Alex Alegria turns the ball home despite Gerard Pique's best attempts to clears the ball on the line.

    Alegria scores for Real Betis

    Real Betis are so unlucky. Ruben Castro bursts into the box, holds off Gerard Pique and gets a shot away through the defender's legs. It cannons off the post. Barcelona are hanging on.


    It's so close to a Real Betis goal and it would be so deserved - they've had 16 shots to Barcelona's five. Dani Ceballos lines one up 25 yards out and it hits the crossbar. In fact it looks like Marc-Andre ter Stegen tipped the ball onto the bar, but a corner wasn't given.


    Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic now goes into the book for a sliding tackle on Petros.


    Real Betis make a change in midfielder as Ryan Donk, great name, comes on for debutant Ruben Pardo. 


    Barcelona make their second change as Jordi Alba comes on for Lucas Digne at left-back.


    Real Betis' Petros is booked for putting an arm into the face of Gerard Pique. Well Pique went down holding his face but I'm not sure there was much in it.

  18. Post update

    Real Betis are working so hard here, every time they lose the ball they press and rush to get the ball back. Very impressive performance. There's no justice if they go on to lose this.

  19. Post update

    Riza Durmisi has a shot which is saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but the goalkeeper is down injured again. He was caught in the head by Alex Alegria who tried to turn in the rebound.

    Ter Stegen plays on again though. He's either indestructible - or exaggerating these knocks a bit.

  20. Post update

    Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is OK to play on after his injury and he holds onto a free-kick well.