FULL TIME! Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla: All over at the Camp Nou and Barcelona take all three points with a 4-2 win. Their winless run is over, they go back on top of the table, but they will be worried about Messi’s injury.
GOAL! Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla: Luis Muriel pulls another one back for Sevilla. It’s a lovely curling strike to beat Ter Stegen and it needs to be the form he’s been in tonight.
GOAL! Barcelona 4-1 Sevilla: Ivan Rakitic finishes things off with another brilliant strike. The ball sits up perfectly for him just inside the box and he sends it sweetly home to wrap up the win.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-1 Sevilla: Pablo Sarabia pulls one back for the visitors. His shot takes a massive deflection off Clement Lenglet to beat Ter Stegen.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla: Luis Suarez makes it three from the penalty spot! The Uruguayan was pulled down by goalkeeper Vaclík and makes no mistake from the spot.
SECOND HALF! Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla: Here we go again! No more changes as Sevilla get the second half underway.
HALF-TIME! Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla: Barcelona looked in great shape at the Camp Nou thanks to goals from Coutinho and Messi. The bad news of course is Messi’s injury. Hopefully we’ll get an update on how serious it is at some point this evening.
INJURY FOR MESSI! Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla: Messi goes down and lands awkwardly and looks in real pain. He’s rolling around, clutching his arm and looks in big trouble. He goes off to have some treatment and he’s not coming back on.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla: Lionel Messi doubles Barca’s lead! The captain loves scoring against Sevilla and notches another with a curling low strike to put the hosts in charge.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla: Barca get off to a flying start, as Coutinho curls it into the top corner with a brilliant finish.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Sevilla: Come on, boys! Don’t give us a heart attack.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)
Bench: Cillessen, Chumi, Roberto, Vidal, Rafinha, Dembélé, Munir
Starting XI: Vaclik; Carriço, Kjaer, Gómez; Navas, Sarabia, Banega, Vázquez, Arana; André Silva, Ben Yedder (3-5-2)
Bench: Soriano, Mercado, Aleix Vidal, Roque Mesa, Nolito, Promes, Muriel
La Liga is back! Barcelona start a gigantic week of football with a very, very big league game against leaders Sevilla at Camp Nou. This is going to be a truly amazing match, regardless of who wins, but obviously we want Barça to win. So let’s all follow along with a big LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 9
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT (USA), 12.15am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
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