Barcelona have not been able to play in the knockout stages of the Champions League this season. The Europa League also exited the quarter-finals. The position in La Liga was much lower. There were doubts about playing in the Champions League next season.
However, Xavi Hernandez set his sights on surviving the Champions League after taking over as Barcelona coach. He met that goal on Saturday. Barcelona beat Real Betis 2-1 at home (Benito Viamarin). Barcelona’s Ansu Fati (6) scored the goal within a minute of coming on as a substitute.
Barcelona confirmed the Champions League
Real Betis equalized in the 69th minute with a goal from Mark Bartra, but Jordi Alba gave Barcelona the victory in the extra minute. With this victory, Barcelona has been confirmed in the group stage of the Champions League next season. The Catalan club is at number two with 69 points in 35 matches.
Real Betis, who are in the top five with 56 points in the same match, are unable to overtake Barcelona. And. The top four teams from La Liga will play in the group stages of the Champions League.