Barca puts 4 past Atletico, Seville in title hunt after Betis win

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A Barcelona in recovery beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0 on Sunday after Ousmane Dembele turned the jokes in applause at the Camp Nou scoring an extraordinary goal and setting up Two more.

Dembele is explosive finish in the second half it was his first goal from the market window in January, when Barca told the French that he should leave if he refused to do so sign a new to contract.

But Xavi Hernandez insisted on reinstating Dembele in the last few weeks, with Boat that needs the 24-year-old in his fight to finish in The first four of the La Liga.

“Today he is the best Dembele we have seen and that is what we have want”said Xavi.

This victory puts Barcelona back in the fourth place above Atletico Madrid and now alone one point behind True Betis, who was dragged into the wreckage after losing 2-1 to Sevilla last Sunday.

Sevilla in second place win reduces the gap with Real Madrid back to six points.

After the end of the bitter contractual negotiations in stall, Dembele played at the Camp Nou against Naples in the Europa League earlier this month when Xavi brought him on in replacement of the shrill whistles of the angry ones home supporters.

Yet many have given their support to the forward in That game also, demonstrating the emotional bond of Barcelona fans to have found yourself in surprise in half supporting a player Xavi wants use and venting their frustration at his intention to leave for free.

This time they whistled again when Dembele was introduced in in the 67th minute but then he had no choice but to applaud.

Dembele used his pace And power to score a brilliant second goal after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had previously given Barca the lead. He then teed up Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay with two superb crosses in injury-time.

Xavi seems to have handled the situation smoothly possible, with Dembele remarkably going over to celebrate with of Barcelona coach, who she gave him a hug and a pat of approval on the head.

“It’s not a question for me, it’s a question for the club, for Ousmane, “Xavi said.” His contract expires (in the summer). Nothing can be governed out in football. She couldn’t play and now it is playing. It may be the best in your position”.

Barça scored four goals in three consecutive games for the first time from May 2017, when 11 of those were claimed by Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

by Aubameyang opener it has been difficult finish made to look easy, Gerard Pique’s header comes back off the crossbar and the ball forcing Aubameyang to fix his feet first throwing his body In the air and volleyball in.

Dembele was no less emphatic as he collected the ball on the left and squared off up to Athletic’s Inigo Martinez before racing left towards the line and unleashing a shot that flew past the neighbour post And in.

There was time for Two more in injury-time and Dembele became providers for both, lifting one through for De Jong a head in before curling another bass one In the six-yard box where Depay ended on The slide.

Sevilla remain in title hunt

Sevilla had prevailed in precedence against rival of Real Betis with two errors of Betis goalkeeper Claudio Bravo proved decisive in an exuberant derby at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Bravo was called back after a month out injured but 38-year-old had a first half forget, give a penalty that was converted by Ivan Rakitic, before letting Munir el Haddadi’s shot twist between his fingers.

Beti improved in the second period and could have engineered a comeback if Sergio Canales’ jaw-dropping free kick, which curled beautifully in the corner, hit the net before the 94th minute.

“We were a farce in the first half then in the second it was the Betis us want see, “Betis said coach Manuel Pellegrini.

“We enjoy tonight will be a long night, “said Sevilla’s el Haddadi.” We will fight at the end. “

Any faint hope Betis had of piping their rivals to second place it now appears to be over, with their focus shifted to the finish in the first four.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, who Beti face next weekend, they’re both just a point behind while Villarreal has four points back after beating Espanyol 5-1, with Yeremy Pino scores a hat trick.

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