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Alba's stoppage-time stunner clinches Barca's Champions League spot

Alba unleashed an outrageous volley into the roof of the Betis net with almost the final kick to achieve Barca's aim with three matches to spare
07 May 2022, Spain, Seville: Barcelona's Jordi Alba (L) celebrates his side's second goal of the game during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Betis and FC Barcelona at Benito Villamarin Stadium. Photo: Jose Luis Contreras/DAX via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Barcelona's Jordi Alba (L) celebrates his side's second goal of the game at Benito Villamarin Stadium. Photo: Jose Luis Contreras/dpa.

Jordi Alba waited until the 94th minute on Saturday to sensationally clinch a 2-1 win at Real Betis and Barcelona's place in next season's Champions League.

The Blaugrana needed all three points against fifth-placed Betis to be sure of a top-four finish and looked set to be frustrated after Marc Bartra cancelled out Ansu Fati's opener.

But Alba unleashed an outrageous volley into the roof of the Betis net with almost the final kick to achieve Barca's aim with three matches to spare.

The result was perhaps harsh on Betis, who passed up their own chances to complete a first LaLiga double over Barca, yet there was no arguing with the quality of the decisive goal.

Alba's stoppage-time stunner clinches Barca's Champions League spot
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