Barcelona started with Lionel Messi, Frenkie de Jong and Sergiño Dest on the bench, among others. De Jong already came in for defender Ronald Araújo in the 12th minute, who was injured. Borja Iglesias opened the score for the home team in the 37th minute from a counter.
After the break, Juanmi first missed a big chance on behalf of Real Betis before Messi came into the field. Within 2 minutes, the Argentinian had scored the equalizer. He hit the short corner (1-1). Less than 10 minutes later, Barça took the lead thanks to an own goal from Victor Ruiz after a failed heel ball by Antoine Griezmann (1-2).
Fifteen minutes before the end, Victor Ruiz scored again with a header, but this time in the charity: 2-2. It was Trincão who still gave Koeman 3 points. Barcelona is second in the ranking, with 7 points less than Atlético Madrid. The leader, who plays at home against Celta on Monday, has played two games less. Number 3 Real Madrid, which defeated Huesca 2-1, has as many points as Barcelona.