Seville 0-2 Barcelona – Jubilant Barcelona take all 3 points against Seville, in a 2-0 win

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Technical card:
Seville: Yassine Bounou, Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos (Karim Rekik, min.46), Sergio Escudero, Ivan Rakitic (Oscar, min.63), Fernando, Joan Jordan, Luuk De Jong (Oliver Torres, min.63), Papu Gomez (Suso, min.46) and Munir El Haddadi (Youssef En-Nesyri, min.46)
Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique (Ronald Araujo, min.68), Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie De Jong, Sergino Dest, Pedri (Moriba Ilaix, min.71), Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele (Martin Braithwaite, min.82)
Stadium: the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Goals: Ousmane Dembele (0-1, min. 29) and Lionel Messi (0-2, min. 85)

Barca strolled past Seville with a 2-0 win on Saturday at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Seville had been hopeful of continuing their run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Osasuna away (2-0), the other to Huesca at home (1-0). Barcelona had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Cádiz. As it stands, Seville are in 4th place on the table and has 48 points while Barcelona sit in 2nd with 53 points after 25 matches.

Barcelona started the first half well, following Ousmane Dembele opening the scoring, 29 minutes in, finalising the first half with a 1-0.

Barcelona continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with a goal from Lionel Messi just before the final whistle to hand victory to the visitors.

For Seville Youssef En-Nesyri, Karim Rekik, Suso, Oliver Torres and Oscar came on for Munir El Haddadi, Diego Carlos, Papu Gomez, Luuk De Jong and Ivan Rakitic, while Barca brought on Ronald Araujo, Moriba Ilaix, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite to replace Gerard Pique, Pedri, Ronald Araujo and Ousmane Dembele.

There were bookings for Fernando, Diego Carlos, Sergio Escudero, Karim Rekik and Joan Jordan from Seville and Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele for Barca.

Next up, Seville are away to Elche, whilst Barcelona will travel to face Osasuna.


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