Barcelona 3-2 Sevilla: Alexis Sanchez delivers a last minute winner
Full-time: Barcelona 3-2 Sevilla Goals: Daniel Alves 36′, Messi 75′, Alexis Sanchez 93′ Match date: September 14, 2013 Stadium: Camp Nou Competition: Spanish League ‘La Liga’ Barcelona line-up:Â ValdĂ©s, Jordi Alba, PiquĂ©, Mascherano, Daniel Alves, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Tello, Neymar,Â Messi.
Barcelona got their 4th straight win in La Liga, after beating Sevilla at home by 3-2. The Blaugrana scored the opener deep in the first half, in a play where Adriano sent a cross to the far post and Daniel Alves responded with a header from short distance to Sevilla goal. Sevilla‘s Portuguese goalkeeper Beto couldn’t have done much better and BarĂ§a were more than happy to finally see their dominance being converted into a 1-goal advantage. Sevilla scored an equaliser that strangely got disallowed in the beginning of the second half and BarĂ§a would capitalize on their opponents’ frustrations, shortly after. When the clocks were marking 75 minutes, Fabregas spotted Neymar with space on the left before passing him the ball and the Brazilian didn’t need more than 1 touch to assist Lionel Messi in the middle. The Argentinian struck the ball with his left-foot and extended his side lead to a 2-goal advantage. Many believed that game had been sealed for good with that goal from Messi, but Sevilla showed some good resilience and fought back until the last minute. They started by cutting distances in the 80th minute thanks to a counter-attack goal from Rakitic and reached the equaliser by Coke, who got to beat ValdĂ©s after responding to a corner-kick taken in the 90th minute. BarĂ§a fans at the Camp Nou couldn’t believe they were about to drop 2 points at home when they were leading the game by 2 goals in the last 10 minutes, but the game wasn’t over and there was still time for a last attack. Messi picked up the ball in Sevilla‘s half, took on several defenders on the right and assisted Alexis Sanchez for an easy tap-in goal. 3-2 on the scoreboard and BarĂ§a had just rescued two points that may turn out to be vital later in the season. Sources:Â goal.com