FT: Almeria 0 – 2 Barcelona

Barcelona saw the Liga title head into the arms of bitter rivals Real Madrid earlier in the month, but they are ending the season on a positive note and claimed victory on the road at Almeria on Thursday evening. Fermin Lopez was the star of the show for Xavi Hernandez’s Barca, as he scored in each half to wrap up the three points at relegated Almeria.

Barcelona tightened their grip on second place in La Liga with a routine 2-0 victory over bottom side Almeria.

Fermin Lopez scored both goals at the Power Horse Stadium as Xavi’s side moved four points clear of third-place Girona in the table with two games remaining.

The visitors broke through in the 14th minute when an unmarked Fermin neatly nodded home Hector Fort’s deep cross at the far post.

Almeria squandered two great opportunities to equalise in each half, with Leo Baptistao and Anthony Lozano both shooting wide with only Marc-Andre ter Stegen to beat, while Adri Embarba also hit a post for the hosts.
It proved costly as Barca doubled their advantage in the 67th minute with Sergi providing the cross for Fermin to brilliantly sweep a first-time shot into the far corner.

Substitute Joao Felix hit the side-netting late on, but Fermin’s brace was more than enough to seal the points for the visitors.

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