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Barcelona's insane commitment to get back and defend against Real Betis has gone viral

Daniel Marland

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Barcelona's insane commitment to get back and defend against Real Betis has gone viral

Barcelona players displayed an unreal commitment to get back and defend during their 2-1 win over Real Betis on Wednesday evening.

The Blaugrana moved eight points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to two goals in the second half from Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.

Betis did manage to get a goal back after Jules Kounde turned into his own net, which is the seventh goal Barcelona have conceded in the league this season.

Xavi brought in several defenders over the summer to strengthen his backline, with Kounde and Andreas Christensen impressing.

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What Barcelona have compared to the last few seasons is intensity and a defensive structure to buy into.

Nothing summed it up better than a moment in the second half as the Catalan giants attempted to hold onto their lead.

Barcelona had a corner and attempted to hold onto possession in and around the Betis box. Manuel Pellegrini's side managed to get hold of the ball and pour forward to attack.

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Despite having players in the box, a whopping six managed to track back to ensure Marc-Andre ter Stegen's net stayed protected.

Check out the video for yourself below. A sea of gold that wouldn't stop for anyone or anything.

Barcelona currently have 50 points after 19 games. They're on course to earn 100 points for the first time since 2013, when Xavi played in midfield under the late Tito Vilanova.

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Fans online believe we're close to seeing Barcelona back to their best after spending the last few years in the wilderness.

One person said: "Bro this moment shook me. After so many years, we're back."

Someone put: "Even Busquets turned his engines on for the first time since 2011."

A third added: "Prayed for times like this. How did Xavi get the Danish beast [Christensen] for free."

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While a fourth claimed: "The speed with which they got behind the ball man."

Raphinha celebrates his goal. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Raphinha celebrates his goal. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Among Barcelona's best performers this season is midfield sensation Pedri. Xavi spoke fondly of the 20-year-old, who made his 100th appearance for the club in a 1-0 win over Girona on Saturday.

He said in his post-match interview: "He is a player who is on another level, I have seen very few like him.

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"He is talented, he is at the level of Iniesta, but Andres had a continuity to the point that he is still playing. If we compare Pedri to [Andres] Iniesta at the moment, Iniesta wins easily because he played for so long.

"For me he is the greatest talent Spanish football ever produced. But Pedri is very good, he has a similar talent."

Barcelona return to action against Sevilla on Sunday evening.

Featured Image Credit: MessiMagic__/Twitter

Topics: Barcelona, La Liga, Real Betis

Daniel Marland
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