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Every game is like a final in the run in of the Liga Iberdrola and the blaugranes produced the goods. Betis hadn’t been defeated at home for five months until Barça won 2-0 thanks to goals from Duggan and Alexia. The blaugranes started well and they put Betis under pressure from the off.

However, clear cut chances proved hard to come by and the home side came back into the game. Fran Sánchez’s side responded in the 40th minute with a powerful shot that hit the bar from Mariona Caldentey. Two minutes later, Betis’ Priscilla went close but Paños produced a smart save.

The goals arrive

At the start of the second half, Lieke Martens went close. She then went on a fantastic run ended with an assist for Tony Duggan’s opener (1-0). Betis were unable to stop Alexia’s header which doubled the blaugranes’ advantage and secured an impressive away win.

MATCH STATS:

Real Betis, 0
Barça Women, 2

Real Betis: Erina, Maddi, Ana, Laura (Rosa Márquez, min 66), Marta, Irene, Priscilla, Paula Moreno (Bea Parra, min 66), Clau, Rocío Gálvez (Andrea, min 79) and Paula Perea.
Barça Women: Paños, Melanie, Losada, Gemma (Marta Unzué, min 87), M. Torrejón, Mariona (Olga García, min 83), Patri, María León, Bárbara (Duggan, min 46), Bussaglia (Alexia, min 63) and Martens.

Goals: 0-1 Duggan (min 57); 0-2 Alexia (min 73).

Officials: Frías Acedo. He cautioned the away side's Gemma (min 74) and Patri (min 88).

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