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88'
L. Ocampos
Yellow Card
85'
Piqué
Yellow Card
85'
J. Corona
Yellow Card
85'
G. Montiel
Yellow Card
72'
Pedri
O. Dembélé
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Match Stats

Possession
55% 44%
10
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 3
Total Passes 555 466
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 8 4 80 31 +49 86 D D W L W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 21 10 7 68 38 +30 73 L D W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 21 8 9 65 43 +22 71 W D W W L
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 18 16 4 53 30 +23 70 W D D D D
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 19 8 11 62 40 +22 65 D W W L D
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 40 37 +3 62 L W W L D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 16 11 11 63 37 +26 59 W L W D L
8 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 14 13 11 43 36 +7 55 L W L D W
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5 48 W D L D D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14 47 L L D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 12 10 16 43 43 0 46 L W L W D
12 Rayo Vallecano RAY Rayo Vallecano 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11 42 L L L D D
13 Elche ELC Elche 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12 42 W L L L D
14 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13 42 D D L D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8 39 L D D D D
16 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27 39 W W D L L
17 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16 39 W D L W D
18 Granada GRA Granada 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17 38 D L W W D
19 Levante LEV Levante 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25 35 W W L W D
20 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34 31 L L W L W

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UEFA Europa League
UEFA Conference League Qualifiers
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Commentary

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That close-run win sees Barca leapfrog Sevilla and Atletico Madrid to move to second in the table, albeit still 12 points behind runaway leaders Real Madrid. Sevilla drop to fourth, behind Atleti on goal difference, but with numerous key players yet to return from injury, and the quality of their performance in this game, their battle to finish in and amongst La Liga's big three is far from over.
Pedri popped up with the winner 72 minutes into the game, scoring with his only shot on target. Defensively he also excelled, making four tackles, two interceptions, and winning two fouls in midfield.
The match ends with Barca victorious by the finest of margins! After Sevilla looked increasingly likely to score throughout the second period, Barca piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes and finally broke the deadlock via Pedri's excellent finish! The game became scrappy after that, with chances, fouls and cards for both teams as the referee fought for control, but Barca held on for a sixth successive victory to go second in the table!
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: BARCELONA 1-0 SEVILLA.
90' + 3' After Torres puts Alba into space on the left, he flicks it across to Gavi, whose volleyed effort is blocked by Carlos for another Barcelona corner.
90' + 2' SAVED!!! After Araujo blocks a Mir shot, it's crossed over to Corona. Ter Stegen meekly pushes his cross away, but reacts well to save the follow-up from Augustinsson!
90' + 1' We're into the first of four minutes of additional time at the end of this game.
Nico González
O. Dembélé
90' + 1' Dembele has been nothing short of exceptional in this game, and Nico Gonzalez will replace him.
90' Alves' wide ball is cut out and Sevilla flood forward, but the final pass from Ocampos is a poor one and Pique ushers it out for a goal kick!
L. Ocampos
Yellow Card
88' Ocampos loses out to Araujo and follows him back into midfield, clipping Gavi from behind to receive a yellow card.
86' The referee's carding everyone at the moment, heading over to the Sevilla bench to send off Lopetegiui's assistant!
G. Montiel
Yellow Card
85' Montiel also picks up a yellow for dissent, and the referee's got his work cut out for these last few minutes!
J. Corona
Yellow Card
85' Sevilla are furious at the referee's decision and surround him, with Corona the first to be carded for dissent.
Piqué
Yellow Card
85' Pique pulls back Montiel after Corona puts him through on goal, and is very, very lucky to only get a yellow card there! That looked like a goalscoring opportunity if ever there was one!
84' Ocampos cuts inside from the left and beats Alba. He's got options but he chooses to shoot, and wastes the chance by firing it closer to the corner flag than the goal.
L. Augustinsson
A. Martial
82' Martial comes off too, replaced by Ludwig Augustinsson.
Rafa Mir
K. Rekik
82' Rekik is the next Sevilla man to come off, replaced by Rafa Mir.
O. Dembélé
Yellow Card
82' Ocampos is sandwiched between Alves and Busquets, with the referee awarding Sevilla a throw. Dembele's not happy, and his dissent sees the referee book him.
M. Depay
P. Aubameyang
81' Aubameyang's excellent scoring record won't be added to in this game, as Memphis Depay comes on for him.
80' Gavi latches onto a diagonal ball into the box but goes down after colliding with Rekik. Carlos clears, and the referee says no penalty, much to Xavi's chagrin.
G. Montiel
Navas
78' Sevilla captain Navas also comes off, replaced by Gonzalo Montiel.
Y. En-Nesyri
N. Gudelj
78' Sevilla make more changes with Gudelj being replaced by Youssef En-Nesyri.
77' SAVED!!! Barca move it wide to Dembele, who crosses into the box. Torres arrives with a towering header towards goal, but Bounou stops it with a good close-range save!
75' Torres looks to beat Kounde around the outside and looks to have done so, but the referee awards the goal-kick to Sevilla rather than the corner the Barcelona winger was expecting.
Gavi
F. de Jong
74' De Jong comes off for Barca, and is replaced by another teenager in Pablo Gavi.
Pedri
Goal
72' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Barca hit the front!!! Dembele keeps the ball in and tracks inside before passing to Pedri. The 19-year-old feigns shooting twice on his way towards the box, and finally does let fly across goal, beating Bounou to find the far corner and put Barca 1-0 up! It's been coming, and the mercurial teenager makes the difference once again for the Blaugrana.
O. Dembélé
Assist
72' Dembele gets the assist, but the confidence of Pedri to stride through the wall-like Sevilla defence just shows how good this kid really is.
71' SAVED!!! Martial races onto a long ball forward and cuts inside Pique. He shoots on his left foot, but it's straight at Ter Stegen and stings the gloves of the Barcelona keeper!
71' OVER!!! Barca are camped around the Sevilla box at the moments, and Busquets dinks a cross into the danger area. It bounces in front of Dembele, who strikes a half-volley into the ground and over the bar!
69' OFF THE UPRIGHT!!! Pique's bullet header from the crossed-in corner batters the crossbar, bouncing back down to Busquets who volleys over the bar!
68' SAVED!!! Jordan messes up a clearance and Pique wins possession, having a pop from 30 yards. It takes a deflection on its way through, and Bounou has to stretch low to his left to tip it around the post!
J. Corona
E. Lamela
67' Sevilla's first change of the game sees Lamela come off for Tecatito Corona.
66' OVER!!! Rakitic steps up to hit a beauty of a free-kick, and it very nearly beats Ter Stegen as it whistles over his crossbar!
66' Alba catches Jordan late as Sevilla look to play through Barca, and concedes a free-kick in a dangerous shooting position.
65' WIDE!!! Pedri finds Alba with a good ball forward, and he tees up Torres inside. He shoots on his right foot this time, but it creeps just wide of the far post!
63' OVER!!! Araujo flicks a header on at the front post, and Bounou saves Sevilla's skin again as he tips it over the bar!
63' SAVED!!! Dembele's flat cross into the box is latched onto by Torres, whose first-time shot is parried over the bar by Bounou!
62' Alves is lucky to avoid giving away a free-kick as he wins the ball from Ocampos, but wins one himself soon after as Jordan brings him to ground.
Sergio Busquets
Yellow Card
61' Busquets hauls down Lamela as he looks to latch onto a Martial pass, and that's the first yellow card of the game.
61' Dembele skins Rekik down the right and races clear. He crosses to the front post, but it's headed away crucially by Navas and Sevilla survive once more!
59' Jordan looks to carry the ball across halfway with an overlap down the right for Sevilla, but he's pulled back by Torres and wins the free-kick.
58' Ocampos gathers a long ball forward and looks to beat Araujo in the box, but the Uruguayan defender does very well to win the ball and set off up the field for Barca!
Yellow Card
56' Barca coach Xavi complains about a corner decision to the linesman and fourth official, and is shown a yellow card by the on-pitch referee!
55' Sevilla break at pace and Navas crosses into the box. Ocampos is at the far post, but overruns the cross and can't get his head on the ball.
55' Pique floats a good diagonal ball for Alba to run onto. He volleys a cross into the box, but Aubameyang is dispossessed by Carlos before he can pull the trigger!
53' Torres cuts inside and finds Alba with a good reverse pass, but his cross in towards Aubameyang is put behind for a corner by Kounde.
52' A Rakitic pass from the back ricochets off Pique, who steams forward to latch onto it. Bounou clears under pressure though, relieving the stress on his six-yard box.
51' CHANCE!!! Pedri drops his shoulder and glides past three Sevilla defenders, before his cut-back is put behind by Carlos!
50' Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has played more games against Barcelona without winning than against any other opponent in his LaLiga coaching career (six).
48' Both Alves and Araujo picked up knocks in that move. Alves is still down after losing the ball to Rekik, and Araujo collided with Ocampos in the following passage of play and is still hobbling.
47' SAVED!!! Ocampos strides through several tackles and passes across the box. It finds Lamela, who shoots low on his left foot but Ter Stegen saves it!
46' Sevilla resume the game, and we're off and running in the second half!
The sides head back out for the second half, and here's hoping for some goals in the next 45 minutes!
Dembele has been Barca's brightest spark so far from the right, having a shot blocked and completing two key passes. It's been frustrating for him though, only hitting the target with one of his eight crosses, and being dispossessed 13 times.
A first half with everything but goals comes to a close with the scores locked up at 0-0! Barca had the best of the early exchanges but still couldn't force Bounou into any real saves, whilst Sevilla's best chances, mostly via counter-attacks, came later in the half. The defences are on top so far, but the game is sure to open up as the second half progresses.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 0-0 SEVILLA.
45' + 2' Pedri dispossesses Lamela and Barca counter at speed, but Dembele's cut-back to the midfielder is deflected back to Bounou by Carlos.
45' + 1' SAVED!! Dembele's throughball puts Aubameyang into space, but his shot across goal is saved by Bounou! Carlos hesitates to clear it as he waits for the keeper, forcing a rushed clearance by the Brazilian with Bounou still on the ground!
45' We'll play two minutes of added time to close out the half.
44' Alba swings a dangerous ball into the box but Araujo clatters into Carlos as the two rise for the ball, and a free-kick is given after Kounde clears the danger.
44' CHANCE!!! Pedri chips a beautiful ball forward and Dembele heads it down, but Kounde does brilliantly to take it away from Torres and Aubameyang and slide it away for a corner!
43' Lamela blocks the run of Pedri as he looks to re-take his own pass, and the Sevilla winger concedes a free-kick on halfway.
41' Aubameyang goes down in the box under pressure from Kounde as the two compete for a cross, but the referee isn't budged and no penalty is given.
40' A ball forward from Gudelj sparks a foot-race between Navas and Pique. Pique's slide tackle takes it away, but not out, and the Barca defender eventually forces a touch off Navas to win the throw.
39' Dembele streaks down the right before cutting the ball back to Alves. He crosses for Torres, who chests the ball down and shoots, but it's easily saved by Bounou.
38' Torres tees up Alba who looks to find Aubameyang with a throughball forward, but Carlos sticks a foot out to intercept the pass for Sevilla.
36' Sevilla have not lost any of their last 15 La Liga matches and, should they avoid defeat at the Camp Nou, they will achieve the best unbeaten run in a single season in their top-flight history.
34' Jordan's free-kick in is awful and Rakitic has to stretch to latch onto it. He keeps it in play before passing to Martial, whose shot from distance deflects over for a corner.
32' Sevilla attack in numbers down the left and a sliding Pique blocks Martial's inside flick to Ocampos with his hand! The Blaugrana defender is down, but the free-kick is given anyway and will be taken when he gets to his feet.
30' Ocampos drives at Alves and forces him back into his own box. He cuts it back for Rekik to hit, but Busquets intercepts and Barca can counter.
29' Barcelona have won their last five LaLiga games, scoring four goals in four of those and keeping clean sheets in three. The last time the Blaugrana registered six wins in a row in the competition was in April 2021 under Ronald Koeman.
27' Aubameyang crosses into the danger area twice, but Kounde heads the ball away both times. It eventually comes back to De Jong after another cross from Dembele is blocked, but he blazes his effort over the bar.
25' Rekik beats Dembele brilliantly and surges down the left. He spreads the ball wide to Martial in the box, whose cross hits Araujo. Martial claims a penalty for handball, but it's not given and Barca set off on the counter!
23' De Jong shoves Gudelj out of the way when attempting to claim a header forward from Araujo, and the Barca midfielder concedes the free-kick.
21' Pedri passes to Aubameyang, who flicks it over the top. Alba's onto it, and smashes a first time shot just over the side netting.
20' Barcelona have not lost any of their last 13 matches in La Liga, the second-best current unbeaten run by a team in the competition after that of Sevilla!
18' Lamela looks to put Martial through on goal with a first-time volleyed pass, but it hits the back of the Sevilla striker and bobbles out of play.
17' Navas is found in space down the right with Lamela sprinting into the box. The Sevilla captain looks to find him with the ball, but it's cut out by Alba.
16' Sevilla have avoided defeat in three of their last four meetings with Barcelona in LaLiga, as many times as in their previous 16 league meetings.
15' De Jong and Dembele link up again, with the latter crossing into the area. Bounou commands it well though, jumping to punch the ball well clear of the danger.
14' After Dembele wins the game's first corner, Araujo climbs at the front post but his header clears the bar by some distance.
12' OVER!!! A blocked cross spills out to Dembele, who crosses back into the area. De Jong flies high at the front post, but can't keeper his header down as it soars over the bar!
11' De Jong finds Dembele in the box and the France winger looks to create space. He does, and shoots, but it's blocked back to Alba and his pass is intercepted by Rekik.
9' Rekik finds Ocampos inside and the winger looks to shoot but is muscled off the ball by Pique and scuffs his effort.
8' WIDE!!! Torres cuts inside and enters the box before pulling the trigger, flashing his shot just wide of the far post!
6' Sevilla move the ball diagonally to both sides of the pitch, and Rekik crosses into the area. It's a touch behind Martial, who can't get to it and Araujo clears for Barca.
5' Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 18 home games against Sevilla in La Liga, winning 15, and haven’t lost to the Andalusian side at Camp Nou since December 2002.
4' Alves looks to cross into the area, but it hits the hand of Ocampos and Sevilla concede the free-kick.
3' The medical stretcher brought out for Busquets is taken away, and it looks like the Spain midfielder will be able to carry on.
2' Busquets is down on the ground following a collision with Pique, and that accident may force the Barca captain off!
1' Aubameyang kicks off for Barca, and this game is under way!
1' De Jong glides through a challenge before finding Torres on the left, but he misplaces his reverse pass to Alba and loses the ball.
The two sides head out onto the field, and we're nearly ready for kick-off.
Barca’s winning run has seen them only concede twice in five games, but the Blaugrana will be well aware of the threat posed by their former midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who starts for Sevilla. La Masia product Munir El-Haddadi is on the bench for the visitors, and may come on to add attacking firepower.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace in the 4-0 El Clasico thrashing, and Barca’s January signing will be relishing the prospect of scoring more goals in this game, even if Sevilla have only conceded once in their last three games.
SEVILLA SUBS: Marko Dmitrovic, Javi Diaz, Gonzalo Montiel, Ludwig Augustinsson, Jesus Manuel Corona, Munir El Haddadi, Rafa Mir, Youssef En-Nesyri, Jose Carmona, Juanlu Sanchez, Ivan Romero, Nacho Quintana.
SEVILLA (4-3-3): Yassine Bounou; Jesus Navas, Diego Carlos, Jules Kounde, Karim Rekik; Ivan Rakitic, Nemanja Gudelj, Joan Jordan; Erik Lamela, Anthony Martial, Lucas Ocampos.
BARCELONA SUBS: Neto, Lazar Carevic, Riqui Puig, Memphis Depay, Adama Traore, Martin Braithwaite, Nico Gonzalez, Clement Lenglet, Oscar Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Pablo Gaviria.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.
Sevilla are still two places above Barca in second though, and are 15 games unbeaten themselves. They’ve drawn their past three, but can pull three points clear of the fourth-placed Blaugrana with a win in Catalonia.
Hosts Barca are on one heck of a hot streak, not losing in their past 13 LaLiga games and winning five in a row, the last of which was a 4-0 demolition against Clasico rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
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