Substitute Lionel Messi 8, Griezmann 7, Fati 6: Barcelona player ratings v Real Betis

Ronald Koeman's team end their four-match winless La Liga run

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Lionel Messi came on at half-time and scored twice for Barcelona, including his first goal from open play this season, in a 5-2 win over Real Betis.

Messi had been rested by Ronald Koeman but was thrown on with the game in the balance after Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty in the Argentine's absence, before Antonio Sanabria cancelled out Ousmane Dembele's opener.

But within four minutes of his introduction, Messi set up Griezmann an open goal with a superb dummy and then scored twice himself, the first a penalty that saw Betis' Aissa Mandi sent off for a handball on the line.

In between, Loren Moron had given Betis brief hope but Messi's second and a late strike from Pedri ensured Barcelona ended their four-match winless run and climbed to eighth in La Liga.

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