Ten man Barcelona were crushed 3-4 Sunday afternoon at the Camp Nou with Real Betis handing them their second La Liga defeat of the season.
Returning star Lionel Messi scored a brace, to record his 14th goal of the season, but his efforts were not enough as the visitors capitalised on Barcelona’s leaking defence to score four times. It was Barcelona’s first home defeat in more than two years.
Lionel Messi has ended up on the losing side after bagging a brace for the first time in his stunning Barcelona career.
The Argentine is accustomed to being the man charged with the task of providing an attacking spark for the Blaugrana.
He is, however, not used to being left empty-handed when delivering on his side of the deal