FC Barcelona took Sevilla in the La Liga game this weekend on Sundayat the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla and as they went into the game they found themselves 5 points behind Real madrid who earlied won their game against Leganese. Barcelona started on the backfoot and Sevilla took the lead in 15th minutes thanks to a good finish from Vitolo but Messi’s superb strike from the edge of the box brought Barcelona back into the game just before the halftime break.
Sevilla 1-2 FC Barcelona Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
15′ 1 – 0 Vitolo scored inside first 15 minutes to put Sevilla in lead after some good football from both sides.
43′ 1 – 1 Lionel Messi brought Barcelona back into the game with absolute class finish from the edge of the box after Neymar layed off a perfect ball.
61′ 1 – 2 Luis Suarez scored 15 minutes into second half to put Barcelona back in the lead.
Match Highlights (English)
Interestingly enough, Sevilla go into this Sundays game slightly favourite looking at their home record of 5 wins out of 5 so far this season while Barcelona’s wobbly away form this season is a cause of concern who are coming into this game on the back of a 3-1 defeat in the hands of Manchester City. Luis Enrique side can not afford to fall behind Real Madrid who will most probably win their home game against Leganes earlier in the day.
Team News & Possible Starting Lineups: Surprisingly Barcelona are without any major injury worries they are expected to start with Messi, Suarez and Neymar upfront. However Iniesta is still out injured and pique might also miss the game which leaves selection headech for Enrique in this game.
Sevilla is a much changed side from high successful last season. They have lost their manager, key players including the likes of Krychowiak, Kevin Gameiro, Coke and Ever Banega. but that does not stop them playing superb football and surprising everyone with their current form.
Predictions: Hard to see this game getting any other result than Barcelona win. Sevilla were a quality side in last couple of seasons but with so many departures its hard to see them troubling Barcelona on Sunday night. I am going with a 3-1 win for Barcelona in this one.
Preview Match Reviews: FC Barcelona start their 2016-17 season with a double header against Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup tie first leg of which will be played on Sunday night, 14th August 2016. The first leg will be played at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Sunday night kicking off at around 22:00 CET / 21:00 uk time.
Barcelona took on Sevilla in the final of 2016 Kings Cup (Copa Del Rey) at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday night and it turned out a very competitive game as both teams pretty much canceled each other out in opening 45 minutes. Barcelona however found themselves on the backfoot when Javier Mescharano was sent off with a straight red card when he pulled Kevin Gameiro just outside the box. Game was still 0-0 in the first 90 minutes and as we moved to extra time Sevilla also got down to 10 men and Barcelona scored twice through Alba and Neymar in extra time to win the game and complete second straight domestic league/cup double.
Barcelona found themselves under massive trouble when they were reduced to 10 men with more than hour on the clock still to play for but Luis Enrique side dig deep and pushed Sevilla all the way to 90 minutes.
Sevilla themselves got reduced to 10 men after Ever Banega was sent off just before the normal 90 minutes leaving Barcelona back in the game.
Lionel Messi who was guarded pretty much throughout the game by resiliant Sevilla defense found a magic moment when he put Alba through on goal with a delicate ball and left back scored with a classy low finish in the bottom far corner to make it 1-0 for Barcelona.
Barcelona had to survive another 15 minutes and they did so with rather ease and Neymar ensured the victory with a last kick of the game when Messi put him through on goal.
FC Barcelona 0-0 Sevilla Highlights
Copa Del Rey 2016 Final
36′ [ Red card ] Javier Mascherano was sent off when he brought down Kevin Gameiro just outside the box.
90′ [ Red Card ] Ever Banega was sent off for similar challenge on neyamr as both teams now playing with 10 men.
105′ 1 – 0 Jordi Alba scores in extra time to win the game for Barcelona.
119′ 2 – 0 Neymar scored with a neat finish after Messi produced another superb through ball inside the box.
Recent Match Review:FC Barcelona took on Sevilla in persuit of record breaking unbeaten run and and opportunity to go 8 points clear at the top of the table but they were pegged back early when Sevilla scored when Vitolo had visitors 1-0 up but a superbly taken Lionel Messi freekick brought Barcelona back into the game while Gerard Pique found himself in unfamiliar forward position and poked home from close range to make it 2-1 for Barcelona just after the break.
Messi, Neymar and Suarez were kept quite for most part but it only needed a freekick from edge of the box for Messi to put his mark on the game. His incredibly taken freekick found its way to far post with keeper rooted to the spot.
Messi was involved in penalty incident in first half but he himself encouraged referee to not give the penalty showing very not-footballer like gesture which will delight his fans and one more thing which Ronaldo can’t do.
Gerard Pique scored just after the break to make it 2-1 for Barcelona. Luis Enrique’s men managed to hold off the lead but Barcelona’s congestion filled schedule in last couple of months looked to have impact on players as they looked tired towards the end.