Full Highlights: Sevilla FC 0-0 FC Barcelona in 2020 La Liga
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Full Time | Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona

Barcelona can't beat a very intense Sevilla side and drop two important points in the title race. If Real Madrid wins on Sunday at San Sebastian, they will be new leaders.

90'+4'

Barcelona with their last attempts of the match, but they get caught offside.

90'+1'

Reguilón wastes a huge one!

He finds the ball near the penalty spot, but he rushes and his shot is weak and straight at Ter Stegen's hands!

90'

Lenglet is being checked by the medical staff after a collision with a rival.

89'

Suárez hits the ball on the first touch, but his attempt is just inches above the crossbar.

89' | Barcelona Substitution

Riqui Puig replaces Rakitic for the last few minutes of the match.

84' | Sevilla Substitution

Ocampos is replaced by Franco Vázquez.

82'

It's the final stretch of game with Barcelona with a more attacking posture. Will we see a goal?

79'

The game resumes after the hydration break.

78' | Barcelona Substitution

Vidal comes off, while Griezmann is on.

77'

The game stops for another cooling break.

76'

Sevilla builds a terrific counter-attack, but Reguilón is unable to get the last pass past Alba and a huge chance is wasted by the home team!

73'

Messi takes a free-kick looking for the top-right corner, but Vaclik gets fingertips to it and sends it to a corner kick.

68' | Sevilla Substitutions

De Jong and Jordán are replaced by Gudelj and En-Nesyri. 

64'

Banega finding space for his teammates behind the Barcelona full-backs.

He takes advantage of his great touch to place balls for other Sevilla players making runs.

63' | Barcelona Substitution

Braithwaite leaves his places on the pitch for Arthur Melo.

62'

Banega is cautioned after a late sliding tackle on Busquets.

61'

Ocampos goes for goal, but his attempt is well over the crossbar.

59' | Sevilla Substitution

Suso comes on replacing Munir.

57'

Munir now with a run down the left flank. He had no one to cross it to, so he decides to shoot forcing yet another save from Ter Stegen.

55'

Ter Stegen makes a terrific save to a powerful shot from Jesús Navas.

54'

Ocampos tries to dribble inside the box, but Lenglet does well to dispossess him.

49'

Sevilla starts the second half putting pressure on Barcelona with some interesting cross from both sides.

Banega using his quality to leave players on the wing in a good position to cross. 

45' | Sevilla Substitution

Banega comes in for the second half replacing Torres.

45' | Second Half Begins

We're underway with the last 45 minutes of the match between Sevilla and Barcelona.

Half Time | Sevilla 0-0 Barcelona

We go to the break with the score still equalized at zero.

Sevilla has made a great job at containing Barcelona during the first 45 minutes of play.

45'+2'

A bit of a dispute between players from both sides after Messi confronted Diego Carlos.

45'

Three minutes of added time.

43'

The game has lacked offensive play in the last few minutes. No team is able to get behind the opposing deffensive lines.

Lot's of marking going on at the moment!

39'

Piqué carded after a foul on Munir.

37'

Sevilla have gotten a good amount of possession in the last five minutes of the match. They now try to get some pressure on the Barcelona defense.

32'

The game resumes after the cooling pause.

30'

The game is stopped for a cooling and hydration break.

29'

De Jong tried starting a counter-attack, however, he had very little support from his teammates and the ball ends up getting easily to Ter Stegen.

26'

Reguilón is shown a yellow card after a foul on Messi.

24'

Low cross comes in from the left and Vaclick fumbles it.

After some rebounds, the ball falls to Rakitic who shoots just wide of the post.

23'

Another chance on the free-kick for Messi, but this time it's Vaclik who makes the save.

21'

Messi takes a picture-perfect free-kick, but Kounde gets his head on it right at the goal line to save Sevilla.

14'

From a free-kick, Messi whips a cross in looking for Piqué, but Munir did great to get to the ball first and clear it out.

11'

Kounde finds a rebound at the edge of the box and goes for goal.

The ball is just inches away from Ter Stegen's far post!

7'

The game has started with lots of intensity from both sides, but still little clarity.

As expected, Barcelona has control of the ball trying to open up spaces in Sevilla's defense.

2'

Suárez with his first attempt on goal, but it's straight at Vaclik.

0' | Kick-Off!

The match between Sevilla and Barcelona is underway!

Both teams step onto the pitch and we're ready for the start of the match.

Ter Stegen will try to keep a clean sheet tonight

Sevilla are Lionel Messi’s favorite opponents. In the 38 matches that he has played against them, he’s found the net on 37 occasions.

 

It seems they have their number...

Barça has only failed to score in 4 out of 43 matches  against Sevilla, dating back all the way to 2006

 

Will 700 arrive today?

Messi has scored 699 career goals for FC Barcelona and Argentina.

Will today's match see him reach this historic number?

Previous meetings

6/10/19 (La Liga) Barça: 4 Sevilla 0
23/2/19 (La Liga) Sevilla: 2 Barça 4 
30/1/19 (Copa del Rey): Barça 6 Sevilla 1
23/1/19 (Copa del Rey): Sevilla 2 Barça 0
20/10/18 (La Liga):  Barça 4 Sevilla 2

The Barcelona warm up has started!

Sevilla's Twitter account shared some more images of their arrival to their home ground to face Barcelona.

A win today would momentarily place them 5 points ahead of Atlético de Madrid and in a good position to be the third Spanish entrant into the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League group stage.

FC Barcelona: Starting XI

Ter Stegen; Piqué, Lenglet, Semedo, Alba; Busquets; Vidal, Rakitic ; Braithwaite, Messi, Suárez.

Sevilla: Starting XI

Vaclik; Carlos, Kounde, Reguilón, Navas; Fernando, Jordán, Torres; El Haddadi, Ocampos, De Jong.

The current leaders in the Spanish league, FC Barcelona, made their arrival to Sevilla under strict sanitary protocols including the use of latex gloves and facemasks at alll times.

The home side has made the arrival to the stadium ready for an exciting match between two teams in the upper table.

Will Sevilla make their home-field advantage count despite no crowd in the stands?

 

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FC Barcelona: Starting XI

Ter Stegen; Piqué, Lenglet, S. Roberto, Junior; Busquets; Arthur, Rakitic ; Fati, Messi, Griezzman.

Sevilla: Starting XI

Vaclik; Carlos, Kounde, Escudero, Navas; Gudelj, Jordan, Banega; El Haddadi, Ocampos, De Jong.

Likewise, Lopetegui praised their rival and stated that they'll need to be at their best if they hope to win.

"Barcelona is a team with optimal individual quality which is enhanced thanks to its game idea. We have to try to find solutions to counteract them. We want to attack well and defend well; we must get close to our best version", he said.


Setien sees a difficult match against Sevilla

Barcelona's coach Setien recognized the difficulty of facing Sevilla in Matchday 30.

"Sevilla is doing a great championship. In these two games they have played, they've shown that they're at a good level and taking into account the previous results achieved, the reality is that we are going to face a team that is going to make things very difficult for us ", he said.

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FC Barcelona wants to continue expanding its lead at the top of the table. In the fight for the league title, Real Madrid is only two points behind them, thus a win is crucial for the red-and-blue side.

Quique Setién's men have 64 points coming from 20 wins, 4 draws, and 5 losses. Their two most recent matches ended in victories despite good games from Mallorca and Leganés.

Julen Lopetegui's side currently occupies the third position in the table with 51 points. They have 14 wins, 9 draws and 6 defeats that have them, at the moment, qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

After the forced break due to the global pandemic, they defeated Betis in their city derby and tied against Levante away from home.

Kickoff Time

The Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona match will be played at the stadium name, in Sevilla, Spain. The kick-off is scheduled at 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT.

 

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