FULL-TIME, Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla: Sad ending with the red cards, but a great win anyways. After the poor start Barça were dominant and clinical, and it’s a great way to go into the international break.
RED CARDS! It’s a double sending off for Barça as Ronald Araujo is given a red on his debut for bringing down Chicharito Hernández when the Mexican striker had a clear and obvious chance in front of Ter Stegen. Then Ousmane Dembélé gets a red for his protest with the referee.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla (Messi 78’): IT’S FOUR!!! Lionel Messi is finally on the scoresheet as he fires a beautiful free-kick into the top corner! Win confirmed!
67min: Sevilla are trying really hard to score while Barça just wait for that perfect counter attack to killl the game for good. So far neither team has succeeded.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla: Come on, boys! Let’s finish the job!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla: Sevilla started very well and Luuk De Jong could have had a first half hat-trick, but they didn’t take their chances and couldn’t handle a 10-minute Barça avalanche that’s pretty much decided the game at the half.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 3-0 Sevilla (Dembélé 35’): MAKE IT THREE! Ousmane Dembélé joins the scoring party as he goes on a run, sits Diego Carlos and calmly beats Vaclik for the third! What an incredible 10 minutes!
GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-0 Sevilla (Vidal 32’): IT’S TWO!!! Another piece of magic from Semedo on the left side, then Arthur plays a beautiful cross into the box and Arturo Vidal deflects it home for the second!
GOLAZO!!!! Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla (Suárez 27’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Nélson Semedo with a perfect cross and Luis Suárez scores a BICYCLE KICK! WITH HIS LEFT FOOT! AMAZING!!!
20min: Sevilla have been far superior so far, and they would have had the lead if not for a huge save by Ter Stegen and a huge miss by Luuk De Jong. Barça have been slow with the ball and only look dangerous when Ousmane Dembélé touches it.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Sevilla: Come on, boys! Big game, let’s get a big win!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Todibo, Semedo; Vidal, De Jong, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto, Araujo, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Ansu Fati, Griezmann
Starting XI: Vaclik; Navas, D. Carlos, Carriço, Reguilón; Banega, Fernando, Torres; Ocampos, De Jong, Nolito (4-3-3)
Bench: Bono, Koundé, Escudero, Jordán, Gudelj, Munir, Chicharito
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is ready for another big night of Barcelona football, and this should be a good one: Sevilla come to town as the best away team in La Liga so far this season, and Barça must win to leapfrog their opponents on the table and maybe finish the second month of the season in the Top 4. This will be a lot of fun, and you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 8
Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Monday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!