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Joan Jordán
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L. Messi
0 - 2
O. Dembélé
Yellow Card
K. Rekik
Yellow Card
O. Dembélé
L. Messi
0 - 1

Match Stats

44% 55%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 487 618
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 26 8 4 67 25 +42 86 W W W D W
2 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 25 9 4 67 28 +39 84 W W W D W
3 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 24 7 7 85 38 +47 79 W L D D W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 24 5 9 53 33 +20 77 W L W D L
5 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 59 38 +21 62 W W L W L
6 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 17 10 11 50 50 0 61 W W D W D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 15 13 10 60 44 +16 58 L W W L W
8 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 14 11 13 55 57 -2 53 L W W W W
9 Granada GRA Granada 38 13 7 18 47 65 -18 46 D L L L L
10 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 11 13 14 46 42 +4 46 L L L D W
11 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 11 11 16 37 48 -11 44 L L W D L
12 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 11 11 16 36 58 -22 44 D L L W W
13 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 10 13 15 50 53 -3 43 D W L W L
14 Levante LEV Levante 38 9 14 15 46 57 -11 41 D L D D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 9 11 18 28 43 -15 38 D W L L L
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 9 11 18 36 57 -21 38 L W W D L
17 Elche ELC Elche 38 8 12 18 34 55 -21 36 W W L L L
18 Huesca HUE Huesca 38 7 13 18 34 53 -19 34 D L W L W
19 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 38 5 16 17 34 57 -23 31 L L L L D
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 38 6 12 20 29 52 -23 30 L L D W W


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Barcelona and Sevilla will meet again on Wednesday as the former host the latter in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final, with Barcelona needing to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit.
There goes the final whistle! Barcelona get revenge for their Copa del Rey defeat here two-and-a-half weeks ago as Dembele slotted home from a Messi through-ball, before the provider turned scorer with an individual goal in the 85th minute to put the game to bed. The result sees Barcelona leapfrog Real Madrid into second in the table, but Los Blancos have a game in hand on them. It finishes 2-0 to Barcelona!
90' + 2' The tempo of this game has dropped dramatically since Messi doubled the visitors' advantage. Sevilla seem to have accepted their defeat.
90' Messi has now scored 30 goals against Sevilla in La Liga, more than he has against any other opponent. He has never played three in a row without scoring against Sevilla, netting today after failing to do so in his last two league appearances against them.
Joan Jordán
Yellow Card
88' Messi breezes past Jordan and the Sevilla midfielder unceremoniously grabs a fistful of the Argentine's shirt and hauls him back, earning himself a yellow card.
L. Messi
85' GOAL!! MESSI DOUBLES BARCELONA'S LEAD!! The Barcelona captain plays a quick one-two with Moriba on the left to get away from Jordan, before dancing past the challenge of Fernando and getting into the box. He's a little lucky as the ball breaks to him off the onrushing Bounou, allowing him to tap into an empty net! It's 2-0 to Barcelona now!
S. Umtiti
R. Araújo
82' Araujo, having come on earlier in the half, is forced off with an injury, meaning Umtiti takes his place at the back.
O. Dembélé
Yellow Card
82' Dembele is booked as the referee feels the forward takes too long to leave the field as he's being substituted. 
M. Braithwaite
O. Dembélé
82' Koeman now makes a double-change of his own in an attempt to see out the game. Dembele is the first to come off, with Braithwaite replacing him.
80' NO GOAL! En-Nesyri is found in the Barcelona box and holds off the challenge of Araujo before turning and tucking a shot inside the near post, but the goal is ruled out as the Sevilla forward handled the ball in the build-up!
78' CHANCE! A short corner on the right is played to Messi, who swings the ball into the middle for Lenglet. The defender tries to flick it inside the far post, but he sends it wide and Alba can't get there to turn it home! The flag then goes up for offside against Lenglet, however.
75' Sevilla win three corners in succession as they push forward in search of an equaliser, but they are unable to truly test the Barcelona defence and the set-pieces go to waste.
73' Barcelona have won their last six away games in LaLiga. If they hold on for a win here, they will equal their fourth-best run away from home in the competition (seven wins in a row in April 2012). Both runs are only surpassed by 12 wins in row in January 2011, 10 in January 2013 and nine in February 2009.
Ilaix Moriba
71' Pedri is taken off now after going down off the ball with an injury. 18-year-old Moriba comes on to replace him, making just his third-ever appearance for the senior team.
69' NO GOAL! Messi floats a free-kick into the middle and Lenglet gets up to glance it past Bounou and in, but his celebration is cut short as the flag goes up against him for offside!
R. Araújo
67' Koeman makes an interesting substitution, bringing Araujo on for Pique at centre-back. There doesn't appear to be any sign of injury to the departing defender.
65' OVER! Suso lofts the ball into the middle and Escudero rises above the crowd to meet it, but he powers his header high and wide of the top corner! 
Óscar Rodríguez
I. Rakitić
63' Former Barcelona midfielder Rakitic - who has been largely ineffectual - also departs, to be replaced by Rodríguez.
Óliver Torres
L. de Jong
63' Lopetegui makes a double-change now, replacing De Jong with Torres in the first alteration.
61' OVER! What a chance! Dembele drives down the left, drawing Bounou off his line, before cleverly checking back onto his right and laying the ball off to Messi on the edge of the box, but the Barcelona captain fires over the bar! He looked certain to score from that position!
59' POST! Alba is played into acres of space on the left side of the box and he smashes a low ball into the danger zone. It breaks for Dest on the right side of the area and he lashes a ferocious effort towards the top-right corner, but it strikes the outside of the post!
57' En-Nesyri is played in down the left side of the box and he fires a cross towards the near post, but it's a little too close to Ter Stegen, who takes it in confidently.
55' The game continues to be disrupted by the referee's whistle, with numerous stoppages for fouls across the pitch. It's been virtually impossible for the match to flow naturally.
53' CHANCE! It's a huge chance for Barcelona as Dembele slips the ball through for De Jong on the right side of the box and the midfielder plays it across goal for Messi to poke home, but the pass is just ahead of the Barcelona captain and he can't get a touch despite sliding in for it! 
51' SAVE! Navas gets forward from right-back for the first time this afternoon and cuts inside before drilling a low shot towards the near post, but Ter Stegen gets down and makes the save!
49' Sevilla do look more active in the opening stages of this half. They're pressing with greater urgency than hey were before the break.
K. Rekik
Yellow Card
46' The referee's yellow card is immediately back out, with Sevilla substitute Rekik going into the book for a foul on Pedri less than a minute after coming on.
46' We're back underway for the second half!
K. Rekik
Diego Carlos
46' Diego Carlos, who was on a yellow card, is also replaced, with Rekik taking his spot alongside Kounde in defence.
A. Gómez
46' Gomez is also hooked on the opposite flank, with Suso coming on to take his place as Lopetegui alters his attack.
Y. En-Nesyri
46' Lopetegui makes three changes at half-time as he looks for a vastly improved second-half performance. El Haddadi is off for En-Nesyri on the left wing in the first substitution.
Lopetegui will certainly expect far more energy and desire from his team in the second half. They've been passive throughout the first 45 minutes and Messi was allowed to receive the ball, turn and play his pass with almost casual ease in the build-up to the goal. Barcelona have looked a little sluggish too, despite leading, but they have created a few chances and controlled the game well.
There goes the half-time whistle! Barcelona lead at the halfway mark courtesy of Dembele's strike just before the half-hour mark, slotting through Bounou's legs after a lovely ball in behind by Messi. Sevilla have been lacklustre, failing to register a shot of any kind in the first period. It's 1-0 to Barcelona at the break.
Yellow Card
45' Yet another yellow card is shown as Escudero slides in on Dest just outside the Sevilla box. The left-back is certain that he won the ball and is none too pleased to be booked.
44' Messi catches Kounde's heels as the centre-back drives out from defence with the ball. A free-kick is awarded but Lopetegui goes berserk on the sidelines, asking for Messi to receive a second yellow card. The referee is unimpressed and books the Sevilla boss.
L. Messi
Yellow Card
42' Messi is now penalised as he mistimes his challenge on Fernando, catching the midfielder late and earning himself a yellow card.
40' OVER! Dest is fed in an advanced position on the right and he cuts inside Escudero before unleashing a strike towards the top-right corner, but he gets too much on it and it flies just over the bar!
Diego Carlos
Yellow Card
38' Diego Carlos follows team-mate Fernando into the book as he accidentally catches Messi in the face when grappling with him for control of the ball.
35' Sevilla are really struggling to impose themselves in any way on this game. They're still yet to have a shot with just 10 minutes of the half remaining.
33' CHANCE! Dembele skips away from his man on the right with a neat turn of pace and fires a low ball into Messi on the edge of the box. The Barcelona skipper slides it to his left for De Jong, who takes it to the byline instead of having a shot and tries to cut it back into the middle for Messi, but Bounou intervenes and hangs on!
Yellow Card
31' Fernando earns himself the game's first yellow card for a poor challenge on De Jong in the middle of the pitch.
L. Messi
29' Messi was given plenty of space in the centre and exploited Sevilla's high line with a lovely pass into space for Dembele, who took the ball in his stride and knocked it past Bounou!
O. Dembélé
29' GOAL!! BARCELONA LEAD!! Messi picks the ball up on the halfway line and slides a perfectly-weighted pass in behind for Dembele, who races between two Sevilla defenders and into the box before tucking a low shot through the goalkeeper's legs and into the far corner! It's 1-0 to Barcelona!
26' Barcelona are slowly starting to exert some pressure on the Sevilla goal. The hosts have posed next to no threat so far in the contest.
24' Messi swings a free-kick in from a deep position on the right and it curls sharply towards the near side of the goal, but Bounou is alert and gets across to hang on.
22' SAVE! The first shot of the game arrives as Dembele drives towards the edge of the box and cuts inside before attempting to curl a shot inside the far post with his left foot, but Bounou dives across and holds on confidently!
20' Between them, De Jong and Fernando win the ball off Pedri in an advanced area, but the pair are thoroughly unimpressed as the referee blows up for another foul. 
18' A succession of fouls by Sevilla mars the rhythm of the game - they're doing their utmost to disrupt Barcelona's build-up.
15' Sevilla have started with the left-footed El Haddadi on the left and the right-footed Gomez on the right as they look for natural width down the flanks, but they haven't had a great deal of opportunity to utilise their forward players just yet.
13' Barcelona win a couple of corners off Fernando, but the visitors can't make the most of it and Sevilla are untroubled by the set-pieces.
11' The visitors have settled on the ball a little now and are looking more confident in their control of proceedings. They're yet to take any real risks with their approach play, however.
9' Dest is found in space on the right and whips the ball into the box, but Barcelona are lacking an aerial presence in the middle and Sevilla get the ball clear.
7' Barcelona are edging possession but their build-up hasn't been smooth so far. There almost appears to be a little bit of nervousness in the team.
5' It's been very cagey so far, with no goalmouth action to speak of to this point. Neither side has truly got into full flow yet.
3' Interestingly, Koeman has opted for a back three today instead of the team's usual 4-3-3 shape. Perhaps he hopes a more conservative approach will bring success away from home.
1' We're underway in Seville!
However, Koeman is winless as a manager in his three games against Sevilla in all competitions (D1 L2), two in La Liga and another in the Copa del Rey - a record he will be hoping to put behind him today.
Sevilla have only won one of their last 13 home La Liga games against Barcelona (D5 L7), a 2-1 victory in October 2015 - although they have drawn two of the last three (L1).
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman, meanwhile, makes four alterations after his team recorded a 3-0 win over Elche in their last fixture. Umtiti, Trincao and Braithwaite are benched, while Miralem Pjanic is ruled out through injury. Lenglet, Dest, Busquets and Dembele are the quartet who take their places in the starting line-up.
Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui makes three changes to the side that beat Osasuna 2-0 away from home last time out. Rekik, Torres and Suso all drop to the bench, with Escudero and former Barcelona pair Rakitic and El Haddadi coming into the side.
Barcelona substitutes: Martin Braithwaite, Junior Firpo, Matheus Fernandes, Inaki Pena, Samuel Umtiti, Neto, Ronald Araujo, Antoine Griezmann, Riqui Puig, Ilaix Moriba, Trincao.
Barcelona XI (3-4-1-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet; Sergino Dest, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Jordi Alba; Pedri; Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi.
Sevilla substitutes: Oscar Rodriguez, Oliver Torres, Suso, Youssef En-Nesyri, Aleix Vidal, Nemanja Gudelj, Tomas Vaclik, Sergi Gomez, Javi Diaz, Joris Gnagnon, Karim Rekik, Franco Vazquez.
Sevilla XI (4-2-3-1): Yassine Bounou; Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Sergio Escudero; Joan Jordan, Fernando; Alejandro Gomez, Ivan Rakitic, Munir El Haddadi; Luuk de Jong.
Fourth-placed Sevilla host third-placed Barcelona this afternoon as the pair look to close the gap on league leaders Atletico Madrid, who have hit something of a slump recently. The fixture is also a chance for Barcelona to get revenge after being beaten 2-0 at this ground in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final earlier this month, with the second leg scheduled for Wednesday.
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