The referee's mistake in Barcelona's ghost goal against Betis, that didn't count, shouldn't cover a very poor game by Barcelona this Sunday morning at Benito Villamarín. In days like these football shows they are miles away from other sports in the technology help. Very few minutes after the final of the tennis Australian Open was decided by the hawk eye, a goal, clear goal, that had gone past Betis goalkeeper Adan, didn't count. In the end Luis Suarez rescued a point after a poor performance from Luis Enrique's boys.
Barcelona played with fire and they burnt. They had the chance to become provisional leaders while Madrid still needed to play against Real Sociedad, but the team only reacted in the final 15 minutes.
Barcelona didn't have clear chances in the first half. Only Neymar could have beaten Adan, but his shot was denied by the local goalkeeper.
With Iniesta and Busquets out, the team didn't find any solutions in the midfield by Arda, Rakitic and Denis. The Croatian, after two months without being a regular starter, played Busi's role and he didn't succeed. Denis didn't continue his good form he showed against Eibar and Real Sociedad.
Alex Alegria scored the opener for Betis. It could have been more. Luckily, in the very last minute, Luis Suarez rescued a point.