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Barcelona go eight points clear by beating Sevilla

Published on: 05 February 2023

Jordi Alba's previous Barcelona goal came in May last year

Barcelona moved eight points clear at the top of La Liga as a clinical second-half performance helped them to a routine victory against Sevilla.

After an uneventful first half the hosts took the lead through Jordi Alba's 58th-minute side-footed finish.

Gavi tapped home Raphinha's cross to double the lead after 71 minutes and the Brazil winger rounded off the scoring by poking in Alba's cross.

Defeat leaves Sevilla 16th, just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Earlier on Saturday, title rivals Real Madrid missed out on the chance to cut Barcelona's lead at least temporarily to two points, losing 1-0 to Mallorca.

    Relive Barcelona's win over Sevilla
    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text


Formation 4-3-3

1ter Stegen23Koundé4Araújo15Christensen18Alba8Pedri5Busquets21F de Jong22Raphinha9Lewandowski6Gavi

    1ter Stegen23Koundé4AraújoSubstituted forAlonsoat 80'minutes15Christensen18AlbaSubstituted forBaldeat 83'minutes8Pedri5BusquetsSubstituted forKessieat 8'minutes21F de Jong22RaphinhaSubstituted forF Torresat 84'minutes9Lewandowski6GaviSubstituted forAnsu Fatiat 80'minutes


    10Ansu Fati11F Torres13Peña Sotorres17Alonso19Kessie20Roberto24García28Balde36Tenas38Alarcón


Formation 5-4-1


    13Bono2Montiel22Badé6Gudelj4Rekik19AcuñaSubstituted forOcamposat 65'minutes21TorresSubstituted forGilat 45'minutes18GueyeSubstituted forRegesat 83'minutes8JordánBooked at 75mins10RakiticBooked at 45mins15En-NesyriSubstituted forLamelaat 45'minutes


    1Dmitrovic5Ocampos7Fernández Sáenz de la Torre12Mir14Nianzou17Lamela20Reges25Gil27Álvarez31Flores

Referee:José María Sánchez MartínezAttendance:77,987Match StatsHome TeamBarcelonaAway TeamSevillaPossessionHome65%Away35%ShotsHome16Away3Shots on TargetHome7Away1CornersHome8Away3FoulsHome8Away10Live Text Post update

Match ends, Barcelona 3, Sevilla 0.

90'+3'Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Sevilla 0.

90'+3'Post update

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Marcos Alonso.

90'+2'Post update

Attempt saved. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90'+1'Post update

Offside, Sevilla. Fernando tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Montiel is caught offside.

89'Post update

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

88'Post update

Attempt saved. Lucas Ocampos (Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Montiel with a cross.

87'Post update

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Marcos Alonso.

86'Post update

Offside, Sevilla. Nemanja Gudelj tries a through ball, but Lucas Ocampos is caught offside.


Substitution, Barcelona. Ferran Torres replaces Raphinha.


Substitution, Barcelona. Alejandro Balde replaces Jordi Alba.


Substitution, Sevilla. Fernando replaces Pape Gueye.

82'Post update

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Jordi Alba.


Substitution, Barcelona. Marcos Alonso replaces Ronald Araújo.


Substitution, Barcelona. Ansu Fati replaces Gavi.


Goal! Barcelona 3, Sevilla 0. Raphinha (Barcelona) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

77'Post update

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pedri from a direct free kick.


Joan Jordán (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75'Post update

Raphinha (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75'Post update

Foul by Joan Jordán (Sevilla).

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