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February 9, 2014 3:00 PM EST
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán — Sevilla
Referee:‬ José Teixeira‎
Attendance:‬ 24949‎
 
15′ Alberto
 
Lionel Messi 44′
 
Lionel Messi 56′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sevilla 1-4 Barcelona

Goal rates the players on show as Messi bags two to see Los Cules on their way back to the top of La Liga.

By Martin Macdonald

  • Beto
    0
    0
    3.00

    Beto

    Wasn't given the best of protection from his defenders, but came out and claimed a few crosses with authority.

  • Federico Julián Fazio
    0
    0
    2.50

    Federico Julián Fazio

    Was truly commanding in the air and headed out absolutely everything that came into the box. However, was arguably lucky not to give away a penalty against Messi.

  • Diogo José Rosário Gomes Figueiras
    0
    0
    2.50

    Diogo José Rosário Gomes Figueiras

    Was up against he pacey Pedro down the left-hand side and let the Barca man get beyond him too easily on a few occasions.

  • Daniel Carrico
    0
    0
    3.00

    Daniel Carrico

    Provided a decent shield to the Sevilla defence in the first half and was always looking to pressure the touch of Messi in the hole.

  • Nicolás Pareja
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nicolás Pareja

    Wasn't great with the ball at his feet but was more than up for the battle in the box.

  • Alberto
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alberto

    Got the goalscoring ball rolling 15 minutes in when he latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the box to smash a deflected strike home.

  • Ivan Rakitic
    0
    0
    3.50

    Ivan Rakitic

    Was extremely influential in the middle of the park and provided a genuine threat with his dipping free kicks into the box. .

  • Iborra
    0
    0
    3.50

    Iborra

    Started the match at a high tempo and was always looking to get into the faces of the Barcelona midfielders.

  • Vitolo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Vitolo

    Cleverly flicked the ball to the edge of the box in the build up to Sevilla's opening goal, and showed Montoya a clean pair of heels when hitting the byeline.

  • C. Bacca
    0
    0
    3.50

    C. Bacca

    Incredibly unlucky not to get on the scoresheet in the first half when he cannoned a bullet header off the root of the post. Exchanged a lovely one-two with Rakitic in the build up to the first goal.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Gameiro

    Should have equalised for Sevilla in the second half, but sent his half-volley wide from six yards out.

Substitutions

  • Piotr Trochowski
    0
    0
    3.00

    Piotr Trochowski

    Provided fresh legs in the middle of the park but didn't make too much of an impact.

  • Denis Cheryshev
    0
    0
    3.00

    Denis Cheryshev

    Had a couple of breaks of the ball in the box but didn't make much of them.

  • Víctor Valdés
    0
    0
    4.00

    Víctor Valdés

    Constantly made important saves but the pick of the bunch was a double block from Bacca and Gameiro's strikes.

  • Montoya
    0
    0
    3.00

    Montoya

    Barely got beyond Alexis Sanchez on the overlap and looked pretty shaky in possession at the back.

  • Piqué
    1
    0
    2.00

    Piqué Flop of the Match

    Was given a torrid time at the back by Bacca who pushed and pulled him out of his central position all night.

  • Bartra
    1
    0
    3.00

    Bartra

    Faired much better in the air than his defensive colleague and actually put up a fight against Bacca.

  • Adriano
    1
    0
    3.00

    Adriano

    Nearly grabbed a goal in the later stages as his shot from an acute angle went just wide.

  • Xavi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Xavi

    Made the wrong choice a couple of times on the edge of the box and, strangely, opted for the shot rather than the pass.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    0
    0
    3.50

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    Assisted Messi's second with a penetrating run and precision pass to the right.

  • Alex Song
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alex Song

    Barely got near Rakitic all night and when involved in the action gave away silly fouls. Lucky not to see red after a deliberate handball.

  • Pedro
    1
    0
    3.50

    Pedro

    Provided a decent outlet with his pace down the left-hand side, which he utilised in abundance in the build-up to Messi's first goal.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    1
    0
    3.50

    Alexis Sánchez

    Opened the Barca scoring in the first half by shifting his body in mid air to score with his back and assisted the last with a neat pass inside to Cesc.

  • Lionel Messi
    1
    1
    4.50

    Lionel Messi Top of the Match

    Burst into life just before the break and put Barcelona ahead with a screamer of a volley. Netted his second with a genius first touch and finish into the corner.

Substitutions

  • Cesc Fàbregas
    0
    1
    3.50

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Grabbed the last goal of the night with a delightful chip over Beto.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0