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Fabregas Inspires Barca Win

Another spectacular performance from Barcelona was capped off with a brace from Cesc Fabregas in the second half as they ran out 4-1 winners over Real Betis in a La Liga match at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Sunday night.

It was a convincing performance from Barcelona who went three points clear at the top of the league table after Atletico Madrid dropped points earlier in the day.

Neymar opened the scoring for Barcelona before Pedro Rodriguez doubled their advantage going into the half time break. Fabregas scored two goals in the second half to seal the victory.

It was not the best start from Barcelona as Betis pressed them early on and only the brilliance of their goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, kept them in the game.

In the 16th minute Jorge Molina made his intentions clear as he beat a couple of defenders on his way to goal, but with only the keeper to beat, Valdes was quickly off his line to smother the attacker.

A minute later and Valdes was called into action again, this time at full stretch to make a fantastic save to deny Juan Carlos a headed goal.

Thereafter, however, Barcelona took control of the game and it was only a matter of time before they opened the scoring.

In the 35th minute Neymar duly obliged with the game’s first goal as the Brazilian tapped home an inch perfect pass from Fabregas, 1-0.

Two minutes later and Barcelona double their lead as Pedro surged forward and placed the ball beyond the Betis keeper with a thunderous striker, 2-0.

The second 45 saw Barcelona continue their dominance and before you knew it Fabregas made it 3-0 just after the hour mark as he rounded off a great passing movement with a clinical finish.

The result was put beyond doubt in the 79th minute as Fabregas completed his brace after heading home an Alves cross, 4-0.

Betis did find some consolation as Molina scored from the penalty spot in the dying seconds of the match, 4-1.

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