Barcelona and Sevilla-A Comeback Inspired by Lionel Messi, both clubs came across each other in the 11th fixture of the league on Sunday night and The thriller game Barcelona vs Sevilla ended up 1-2 with Catalans taking home all 3 points from the game.
It was a tough night for FC Barcelona at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. The home team was on a win streak of league games on the home and had won all five fixtures. After the early goal from Vitolo in the 14th minute of the game, it seemed that the streak will go on. Barcelona struggled due to high-pressing game from Sevilla FC. By the end of the first half, both the teams enjoyed equal possession of the ball. A great move in the 2nd minute of the game could have handed Barcelona an early lead. But Sergio Rico stopped Luis Suarez’s strike and kept the scores at 0-0.
Sevilla FC’s manager Jorge Sampoli setup his team in a familiar style of play as that of Barcelona. It was a high-pressing game and long ball games from both the ends. Sevilla FC scored the first goal of the game. A pass came from Sarabia to Vitolo and he scored a stunner.
In the 43rd minute of the game, a great Lionel Messi goal came and Barcelona equalized 2 minutes before the half-time. The goal gave a psychological advantage to Barcelona and they went into the half-time with the score all square. After the half-time, Barcelona gathered all their concentration and dominated the game in terms of possession. In the 61st minute of the game, Luis Suarez scored a goal and Barcelona lead for the first time on the night. The last 30 minutes of the game were also tough. Barcelona almost caught out on counter attacks a number of times. But the heroic defense of Javier Mascherano and reflexes of Ter Stegen retained Barcelona’s lead.