Barcelona looked to be heading through to Sunday’s final of the Spanish Supercopa, but Real Betis have ruined those plans for the time being with an equaliser in Riyadh.
Robert Lewandowski scored the opening goal in the first half, finishing at the second attempt after his initial shot had been blocked. Barca were good value for the lead, having dominated the majority of the play.
Unfortunately for the Blaugrana, their lead is no more. After a few passes inside the Barca penalty area, Luiz Henrique rolled the ball to Nabil Fekir, who placed the ball into the bottom corner to give Marc-Andre Ter Stegen no chance.
FEKIR TIES IT FOR REAL BETIS! 😮 pic.twitter.com/56MSdBIEEn
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 12, 2023
💚🤍 El gol de @NabilFekir para 𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗹𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹.
¡EL CAMPEÓN DE COPA NO SE RINDE!
— RFEF (@rfef) January 12, 2023
Barcelona thought they had retaken the lead just minutes later, but Lewandowski’s strike was ruled out by VAR, with Ferran Torres offside in the build-up.
It is the second goal that VAR have chalked off for Barca, with Pedri’s first half goal also disallowed following a check.