Sunday, 6 October 2019

Messi,Suarez, and Dembele show class as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-0



Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele scored memorable goals for Barcelona as Ernesto Valverde's decision to drop Antoine Griezmann was vindicated in a 4-0 victory over Sevilla.

Lionel Messi wrapped up the win with a curling second-half free-kick and the synergy between Barcelona's front three.

Luuk de Jong received good service from Lucas Ocampos in the early stages but he fluffed three chances put Sevilla ahead before Suarez broke the deadlock with a moment of magic 27 minutes in.

The Uruguay marksman watched Nelson Semedo's cross loop through the air and met it with an overhead kick into the bottom corner of the net before goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik could react.

Dembele made it 3-0 inside eight first-half minutes when his slaloming run tore through Sevilla's defence, the 22-year-old opening his body and side-footing in at the far post.
Messi put the finishing touches on a fine win with a dipping, curling free-kick 12 minutes from time.


Araujo made his debut, which turned sour when he was judged to have fouled Javier Hernandez as the Sevilla forward went through on goal and was shown a red card along with Dembele, who was sent off for his protests.


Opta Facts
- Barcelona's Lionel Messi has become the first player to score in 16 consecutive LaLiga seasons in the 21st century.
- Luis Suarez has scored 183 goals for Barca in all competitions, one behind Jose Samitier, their fourth-highest all-time top scorer.
- Messi scored his 100th goal from outside the box for Barca in all competitions, 43 coming from direct free-kicks.
- Julen Lopetegui has conceded nine goals in his two LaLiga games at Camp Nou as a coach (16 shots on target faced).
- Barca have not lost any of their 23 LaLiga matches with Arturo Vidal in their starting XI (W15 D8).
- The Catalans received two red cards in the same LaLiga game for the first time since February 2010 against Getafe.






https://www.goal.com/en-ng/match/barcelona-v-sevilla/report/ed56q18ud0sl11n47uvank19m

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