Marquez earns Barca draw
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona edged a point clear at the top of La Liga after a 1-1 draw at Real Betis.
Barcelona edged a point clear at the top of La Liga after a 1-1 draw at struggling Real Betis.
Prior to kick-off, the reigning champions were level at the summit with Real Madrid and Sevilla, but finished the day with sole grasp on top spot.
But Frank Rijkaard's side were far from convincing in claiming a point against Betis, who remain in the bottom three.
Betis took the lead on 38 minutes when Robert headed home a corner after lackadaisical defending from the visitors.
Barcelona salvaged a point on 61 minutes, also via a corner, as Rafael Marquez nipped in for his first goal of the season.