FULL-TIME, Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona: Complete performance and three big points for Barça. Well done, boys!
GOAL!!! Sevilla 0-2 Barcelona (Messi 85’): IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA!!! Messi wraps up the win after a one-two with Ilaix Moriba, followed by a brilliant dribble past Fernando and a battle with the keeper before finally finding the net.
80min: GOAL DISALLOWED! En-Nesyri scores for Sevilla but the goal is called off for a handball by the Sevilla forward.
68min: GOAL DISALLOWED! Clément Lenglet heads home a Messi free-kick but is offside and VAR confirms the call.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Sevilla 0-1 Barcelona: And we’re back underway! Come on boys, let’s finish the job!
HALFTIME, Sevilla 0-1 Barcelona: Hard-fought, intense first half in Seville. Barça’s shape has worked so far and Sevilla can’t deal with Messi and Dembélé who are wreaking havoc with their movement. Strong 45 minutes from the Blaugrana.
GOAL!!! Sevilla 0-1 Barcelona (Dembélé 29’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Lionel Messi releases Ousmane Dembélé with a perfect through ball and the Frenchman fires it through the keeper’s legs for the opener!
KICKOFF! Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway in Seville! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Mingueza, Piqué, Lenglet; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Alba; Dembélé, Messi, Pedri (3-4-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Araujo, Umtiti, Firpo, Matheus, Moriba, Puig, Trincão, Griezmann, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Bounou; Navas, Koundé, Carlos, Escudero; Jordán, Fernando, Rakitic; Munir, De Jong, Gómez (4-3-3)
Bench: Vaclik (GK), Gnagnon, Gómez, Rekik, Gudelj, Rodríguez, Torres, En-Nesyiri, Vidal, Suso, Vázquez, Díaz
WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO RAMÓN SÁNCHEZ PIZJUÁN!!! The beautiful home of Sevilla is the site of a giant La Liga match, a third versus fourth battle between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one needing three points to cement their place in the Top 3 and keep Sevilla at a good distance. These two face off again in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg on Wednesday, so this will be the first of two huge games between them. This will be all kinds 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, Jornada 25
Date/Time: Saturday, February 27, 2021, 4.15pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 3.15pm GMT (UK), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 8.45pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain
Referee: Alejandro Jose Hernández Hernández
VAR: Carlos Del Cerro Grande
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), LaLigaTV (UK), SuperSport (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India), others
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, watch 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!