FC Barcelona- Sevilla: Alcácer at the double (2-1) | FC Barcelona
Torrential rain in Barcelona had an effect on the size of the crowd at the Camp Nou but those in attendance were treated to an efficient performance from Barça, who earned all three points thanks to Paco Alcácer’s double. The hosts had a handful of chances to open the scoring in the first 10 minutes of Lionel Messi’s 600th appearance for the club.
Paco Alcácer's great night | FC Barcelona
Paco Alcácer enjoyed one of his best matches for Barça on Saturday at the Camp Nou (2-1). The No.17 scored a brace against Sevilla which gave Ernesto Valverde’s team another three points, and took Barça to their 10th win in 11 La Liga matches.
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Highlights of Barça - Sevilla at the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona achieved an important win against Sevilla which allows Ernesto Valverde’s team to remain top of La Liga over the international break, four points ahead of second placed Valencia. Paco Alcácer was the hero on the night with both goals for the hosts.
Ernesto Valverde: ‘We are happy with the win, but there is still a lot of work to do’ | FC Barcelona
Asked about Paco Alcácer, the match winner thanks to his double, the Barcelona coach praised the striker: "They are important goals for him but also for the team as it allows us to stay very well positioned." "We are happy with the win, but there is still a lot of work to do," Valverde said in reference to the situation before the international break.
Ernesto Valverde to Barcelona's critics: I'm not going to 'apologise for winning' | ESPN
"Generally, results come through the way you play," he said in a news conference. "First of all, you have to try to win, but we try to do that though dominating games, through high pressure and through winning the ball back. What we're not going to do is apologise for winning.
A night of recognition at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Camp Nou experienced a night that recognised the sensitive current political situation that exists in Catalonia. FC Barcelona unfurled a banner of the Catalan flag, (la Senyera) accompanied by the word ‘Justice’ in both Catalan and English. Aside from this initiative on behalf of the Club itself, other banners were also seen at the game against Sevilla.