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Sevilla 1-2 Barcelona

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi - booked after losing his boot in a tackle - scored his 469th career goal for Barcelona

Luis Suarez ensured Barcelona did not lose any more ground on La Liga leaders Real Madrid by striking a second-half winner against Sevilla.

The Uruguayan converted in the 61st minute from Lionel Messi's pass for his 95th goal in 112 Barcelona games.

Vitolo gave Sevilla the lead when he slotted home in the 15th minute before Messi equalised from 18 yards.

Barcelona now have 25 points from 11 games, just two behind Real, with Sevilla back on 21 points.

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Luis Enrique's Spanish champions created numerous chances after the break as they started to open up their opponent's defence.

Sevilla keeper Sergio Rico made two good saves to keep his side in the game. He kept out a stinging effort from Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic and then tipped over a shot from Messi, who had received the ball from Suarez's sublime backheel volley.

Suarez also produced another brilliant piece of skill when he rounded keeper Rico and then rolled the ball across the six-yard area. The ball eluded Messi, who had failed to read his team-mate's intentions.

Sevilla were overawed in the second half but did go close when former Blackburn player Steven Nzonzi headed narrowly wide of Marc-Andre ter Stegen's left-hand upright.

Sevilla's bogeyman
Lionel Messi has scored 27 goals against Sevilla, more than against any other side (in all competitions)

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 1Rico
  • 3Ferreira FilhoBooked at 50mins
  • 23RamiBooked at 26mins
  • 6Carrico MartinsBooked at 85mins
  • 18Escudero
  • 15N'ZonziBooked at 82mins
  • 17SarabiaSubstituted forCorreaat 84'minutes
  • 22VázquezSubstituted forde Limaat 68'minutes
  • 10NasriSubstituted forIborraat 78'minutes
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 9Vietto

Substitutes

  • 4Kranevitter
  • 8Iborra
  • 11Correa
  • 12Ben Yedder
  • 14Kiyotake
  • 19de Lima
  • 25Sirigu

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20SergiBooked at 44mins
  • 14MascheranoBooked at 90mins
  • 23Umtiti
  • 19DigneBooked at 66mins
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 73'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 6D SuárezSubstituted forRafinhaat 86'minutes
  • 10MessiBooked at 83mins
  • 9L SuárezBooked at 88mins
  • 11NeymarBooked at 10mins

Substitutes

  • 7Turan
  • 12Rafinha
  • 13Cillessen
  • 17Alcácer
  • 21André Gomes
  • 31Perdomo Borges
  • 33Santos da Silva Barbosa
Referee:
Santiago Jaime Latre
Attendance:
40,835

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sevilla 1, Barcelona 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sevilla 1, Barcelona 2.

Booking

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

Joaquín Correa (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adil Rami (Sevilla).

Booking

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Carriço (Sevilla).

Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

Adil Rami (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Rafinha replaces Denis Suárez.

Foul by André Gomes (Barcelona).

Vitolo (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Daniel Carriço (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Carriço (Sevilla).

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Joaquín Correa replaces Pablo Sarabia.

Booking

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla).

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vitolo (Sevilla).

Attempt saved. Vitolo (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Adil Rami (Sevilla) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Samir Nasri.

Attempt missed. Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Neymar.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sergio Escudero (Sevilla).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Rico.

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Carriço (Sevilla).

Attempt missed. Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Sergi Roberto.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. André Gomes replaces Ivan Rakitic.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 6th November 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid1183031102127
2Barcelona1181232131925
3Villarreal116411971222
4Atl Madrid116322581721
5Sevilla116321915421
6Real Sociedad116141812619
7Ath Bilbao115241513217
8Celta Vigo115241821-317
9Las Palmas114432118316
10Malaga114341716115
11Eibar114341615115
12Alavés113441115-413
13Espanyol112631317-412
14Real Betis113261122-1111
15Valencia113171521-610
16Dep La Coruña11245816-810
17Leganés11317922-1310
18Sporting Gijón112361022-129
19Osasuna111461221-97
20Granada11047925-164
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