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Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    That's that.

    They made hard work of that, did Barcelona.

    Anyway, they now have a four-point lead at the top of La Liga.

    Valencia are second with 27 points.

    Atletico have 23 and Real Madrid have...

    20 points - but they play on Sunday against Las Palmas.

    They need to win.

    See you all then.


    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    The first yellow of the match is awarded....

    To Lionel Messi.

    He barged over Sergio Escudero,

    Seconds remaining.


    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    Four of them.

    Not sure where Gonzalez Gonzalez got them from.


    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    Ivan Rakitic comes off and is replaced by Javier Mascherano, who slots into midfield.

    Good night's work by the Croat who set up Alcacer for the second goal.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    Despite the siege on Sevilla's goal it is still 2-1....



    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    Ivan Rakitic bursts into the pen area and goes down under the challenge of Sergio Escudero.

    No spot-kick says ref Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez.

    The official was probably right.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    It's just not been Luis Suarez's night.

    He's been involved in the good Barcelona attacks, but his final ball has been poor.

    Another pass finds a Sevilla player instead of a team-mate in final third.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    Johannes Geis, on for about two minutes, gets one in the midriff as Gerard Deulofeu fires goalwards.

    That would have stung.

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    Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    Lionel Messi hasn't had too many chances today, but he manages to test David Soria with a low drive which the keeper dives to palm away.

    Good palm!

    Simon Kjaer is replaced by German midfielder Johannes Geis.

  10. GOAL - Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla

    Paco Alcacer

    Paco Alcacer

    He's a bit like Alvaro Morata this fella.

    Paco Alcacer gets in front of Simon Kjaer to poke in Ivan Rakitic's cross from the right.

    His reward is to be replaced by Gerard Deulofeu.

    What reward!

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    Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla

    Moments later, Gerard Pique who was beaten in the air by Muriel for the goal, drives forward and smacks a 20-yarder off the bar.

  12. GOAL - Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla

    Guido Pizarro

    Well, they should have heeded my advice.

    Guido Pizarro heads into the bottom corner from a corner - brilliant climb by the Argentine.

    Moments earlier, Pablo Sarabia was had a shot blocked by Nelson Semedo after he took a little too long on the ball from Luis Muriel's pass.

    Anyway, Paulinho is on to save the day for Barca.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

    Sevilla enjoying a bit of 'keep-ball;' but it ends with Andres Iniesta quarter-backing the ball to Luis Suarez who then finds Paco Alcacer who returns the ball to Suarez who lays the ball to Lionel Messi on the edge of the area who... is tackled.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

    Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho is warming up for Barca.

    Fresh legs will be needed after this rain-drenched workout.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

    That's another cracking strike by Luis Muriel.

    The Colombian, this time, brushes off two half-hearted challenges and fires over the bar.

    One of these will go in if Barca aren't careful.

  16. KICK-OFF

    Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

    We are back under way.


    Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

    Time for the players to dry themselves off.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

    Messi's on one at the Nou Camp.

    He teases Jesus Navas on the edge of the area like he's a Man City discard.


    Then finds space to clip the ball towards goal - but the ball lands on the netting instead of inside David Soria's goal.

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    Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla

    ...and it's cleared by Sevilla.

    Might ditch these build-up entries.