FULL-TIME, Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: Terrible second half, deserved result, and Real Madrid can go top of the table Sunday.
75min: Barça have improved a little bit and Messi was again dangerous from a free-kick, but time is running out and the Blaugrana need a goal.
60min: Sevilla have completely dominated the start of the second half, and they’d have the lead if not for Ter Stegen. Barça need to wake up.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s find the goals and win this thing!
HALFTIME, Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: Barça started well and had their chances but couldn’t score, and Sevilla were better in the final 15 minutes of the half. There was a nice little shoving match in the final seconds that resulted in a couple of yellow cards, and we’re all square at the half.
25min: Three big moments for Barça: first Lionel Messi with a beautiful free-kick that Koundé clears off the line, then Luis Suárez with a dangerous cross that Vaclík can’t handle and Braithwaite almost scores, and Rakitic with a rocket from outside the box that hits the outside netting. Good stuff from the visitors.
15min: Nice intense, physical start by both teams as expected. No real chances so far, but Suárez and Koundé have had a couple of dangerous shots on goal.
KICKOFF! Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suárez, Braithwaite (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Araujo, Chumi, Firpo, Arthur, Puig, Colado, Monchu, Saverio, Ansu Fati, Griezmann
Starting XI: Vaclík; Navas, Carlos, Koundé, Reguilón; Jordán, Fernando, Torres; Ocampos, De Jong, Munir (4-3-3)
Bench: Bono (GK), Gómez, Lopes, Banega, Suso, En-Nesyri, Gudelj, Escudero, Vázquez, Mena, Genaro, Pablo
WELCOME TO THE RAMÓN SÁNCHEZ PIZJUÁN STADIUM!!! The beautiful home of Sevilla is the site of a huge La Liga match between the hosts and leaders Barcelona, who come into this one needing three points to stay top of the table for a few more days. But it won’t be easy against a very good Sevilla team, who are always really tough at home, even if this one is without fans. This should be 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: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 30
Date/Time: Friday, June 19, 2020, 10pm CET (Barcelona), 9pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Saturday)
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain
Referee: José Luis González González
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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.
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