A string of very positive results (and a slip in form from Real Madrid) has brought Barcelona right back into the race for the La Liga title. Stubborn Sevilla don't seem to be stepping away and letting Barça catch Madrid alone, so it really looks like a three-horse race for the trophy this season, and that will be very fun to watch.
Although the Blaugrana trail Madrid by only two points, the Blancos still have a game in hand to play and could open a five-point gap if they win that extra match, so the job for Barça right now is not to drop any points and keep an eye on their biggest rivals to see if a door opens for a real title push.
The next challenge for Barcelona is a trip to Seville, not to face Sevilla, but their local rivals, Real Betis. The Verdiblancos have just two wins in their last seven league games, but play at home and can cause Barça some big problems with their pace on the wings and playmaking ability in midfield.
Key players for the Catalan giants are injured, but Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar are all healthy. The 'MSN' has been on fire lately, and they'll need to keep the momentum going if they want to keep Madrid on their toes.
This will be a fun match at an early kickoff, a really good reason to get up early on Sunday. Do it.
Date/time: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 12pm local time, 6am ET, 3am PT (USA), 4:30pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
TV: beIN SPORTS (USA, Canada), Sony ESPN SD/HD (India), Sky Sports 2 (UK), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Radio: Audio streamed at fcbarcelona.com