FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla: Poor second half, especially from Barça, and the Blaugrana drop points for the first time this season.
64min: Almost an own goal! En-Nesyri finds space down the left, crosses into the box and Ronald Araujo deflects the ball against his own crossbar. Nervous moment for Barça, who have been the better team in the second half so far.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla: After the two goals, this felt like a basketball game: back and forth, chances for both sides, very little control and just a bunch of intensity. Very fun first half.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla (Coutinho 10’): BARÇA EQUALIZE! Messi tries to find Alba with a through ball, Jesus Navas tries to deflect the pass but the ball falls to Philippe Coutinho who makes it 1-1!
GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Sevilla (De Jong 8’): Sevilla take the lead. Corner played into the box, the Barça defense can’t clear it and Luuk De Jong fires home the opener.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Sevilla: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Neto; Roberto, Araujo, Piqué, Alba; Busquets, De Jong; Griezmann, Coutinho, Ansu Fati; Messi (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Iñaki Peña (GK), Arnau (GK), Mingo, Dest, Pjanic, Aleñá, Puig, Pedri, Trincão, Dembélé, Konrad, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Bono; Navas, Koundé, Diego Carlos, Acuña; Rakitic, Fernando, Jordán; Ocampos, De Jong, Suso (4-3-3)
Bench: Vaclík (GK), Gómez, Gudelj, Munir, Óscar, En-Nesyri, Escudero, Vázquez, Javi Díaz, Pozo, Torres
WELCOME TO THE GREATEST STADIUM ON EARTH! The amazing Camp Nou is set for another Barcelona match tonight, this time against Sevilla in what promises to be a very competitive 90 minutes of football. Barça have started the season well but face a tough test against the Rojiblancos, and this will be a lot of fun. And you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 La Liga, Matchday 5
Date/Time: Sunday, October 4, 2020, 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: Jesús Gil Manzano
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
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Matchday Thread Rules
We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:
Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no 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!