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FC Barcelona News: 6 May 2013; Barça Fight Back to Beat Real Betis, Only Two Points Removed from La Liga Title

David Ramos

FC Barcelona - Betis: Champions’ fighback! (4-2) | FC Barcelona
This was a hard won win, with Barça going 0-1 down after just two minutes and despite equalising, they again conceded before the break to go in 1-2 at half time. Villa and the superb Messi, who had started on the bench – turned the result round to beat a brave Betis and set Barça on course for yet another title.

Piqué: "Vital victory" | FC Barcelona
Piqué went on to say that victory over Betis was borne out of team play, above anything else: "we played a great match, in the first half we were unlucky: they had two chances and they scored two goals. In the second half we played the same brand of football and we managed to win. Football gave us what we deserved."

Tito Vilanova: "The team showed its personality" | FC Barcelona
After the match against Betis Tito Vilanova noted that his players "reacted well" to Betis’ first goal and that they "showed their personality" to close out the game against the Andalusian side. "We had a lot of chances in the first half, but we didn’t score from them. It wasn’t an easy match," said Vilanova, who shared that he plans to travel to New York City on Monday.

FC Barcelona, two points away from the title | FC Barcelona
Barça are on the verge of winning their 22nd league title. The Blaugrana, who only need two more points to be crowned champions, could win the trophy if Real Madrid fail to defeat Málaga on Wednesday. The match against Málaga has been moved up a couple of days seeing that Madrid will play in the final of the Copa del Rey on May 17.

Casemiro's agent claims Real Madrid keen to strike deal | Sky Sports
The agent of Sao Paulo midfielder Casemiro claims Real Madrid are keen to make his loan deal in Spain permanent. The 21-year-old has been kept on the fringes of the first team fold at Santiago Bernabeu since linking up with Real earlier this year. His potential has impressed the Primera Liga giants, though, and they are weighing up the merits of a full-time deal.

Canales suffers another injury - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Los Che defeated the Rojillos 4-0 yesterday to maintain their European challenge. But it was bittersweet for the young midfielder, who came off at half time with a slight muscle strain. It is unclear how long the former Real Madrid man will be sidelined for, but initial reports suggest at least two weeks.

Three and easy for Sevilla | Sky Sports Football
Joan Capdevila's own goal gave the home side an early lead with Andujar Coke and Alvaro Negredo scoring the second and third in the space of four minutes as Sevilla looked comfortable throughout their victory. The result means Los Rojiblancos are now three points adrift of seventh-placed Real Betis, who occupy the last European berth, with four games remaining ahead of their match with Barcelona.

Zaragoza sweep aside Rayo |
Real Zaragoza recorded back-to-back Primera Division wins for the first time this season as Rayo Vallecano succumbed meekly at La Romareda. Apono hit a brace and Rodri was also on target in a 3-0 win as Zaragoza hauled themselves out of the relegation zone at the expense of Deportivo La Coruna.

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