Sevilla FC - FC Barcelona: A minute of magic (2-2) | FC Barcelona
In a dress rehearsal for the Copa del Rey final later this month, the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán played host to a magnificent advert for La Liga. Franco Vázquez slid Sevilla into a 36th-minute lead which was doubled after the break by Luis Muriel. Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi salvaged a point for Barça with two goals in a minute late on.
FC Barcelona 90 minutes away from historic record | FC Barcelona
Barça recorded a heart-stopping 2-2 draw in the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán thanks to two late strikes in the space of a minute from Luis Suárez and Leo Messi. The result means that Ernesto Valverde’s team are now just 90 minutes away from equalling Real Sociedad’s league record of 38 games unbeaten set over two seasons in 1978/79 and 1979/80.
Valverde: ‘Insistence had a prize’ | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona achieved a hard-fought draw at the Sanchez-Pizjuán (2-2) against Sevilla, with two late goals from Luis Suárez and Leo Messi. The Barça coach, Ernesto Valverde, stressed: “A team has to have faith in itself. We have risked a lot, but our insistence meant a prize.”
HIGHLIGHTS: Sevilla v Barça | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona saved a point at the death in the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium to record a 2-2 draw against Sevilla. Ernesto Valverde’s team were 2-0 down after goals from Franco Vázquez and Luis Muriel either side of half time but the late comeback means they have now extended their unbeaten run in La Liga to 37 matches.
Messi still injured despite saving Barcelona against Sevilla, says Valverde | Goal
“I had planned to bring on Messi anyway,” the coach told Movistar. “He’s injured but he’s been inactive for a while and we thought it would be better for him to play to get some rhythm of competition. He was decisive. We think he’ll be okay for Roma [on Wednesday].”
‘Football needs Messi to lift the World Cup’ - Barca star already great even if he fails in Russia, says Crespo | Goal
Football needs a Lionel Messi World Cup win more than the Barcelona and Argentina requires global glory, claims Hernan Crespo. The mercurial forward is already assured of a standing among the all-time greats, but his claims to the title of ‘greatest ever’ continue to be questioned due to a lack of international success.