Luis Enrique Spaniard eyes time out, not new job after Barcelona

However, since then Sevilla have been knocked out of the Champions League by Leicester and tumbled out of contention for the Primera Liga title with Atletico Madrid passing them into third place.

The Argentinian is now La Liga's scoring leader with 25 goals, he's tallied 41 goals overall this season in 40 matches. "He's been sublime, he's been involved in two goals and he's been a constant threat to Granada".

Restricted to just 3 starts in 13 appearances in the league, Alcacer has picked up a respectable 3 goals and 2 assists despite never really getting a consistent run in the team, and usually only coming on late to see off games.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have been so unimpressed by Andre Gomes this season that they've specifically asked the club to sell him this summer, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.

Sevilla's slump continued after a fourth consecutive round without a win.

For Sevilla, things couldn't get much worse. The Andalusians have really hit a disgusting run of form and come into this game without a win in 5 matches, having failed to see off lowly Sporting Gijon at home at the weekend.

"It is hard for us to accept right now, but we have to turn it around because we are the same team as five games ago when we were second", said striker Stefan Jovetic after a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to third bottom Sporting Gijon on Saturday. "We have to find a way to recover".

Barcelona is only two points behind Real Madrid in La Liga, but that lead might be extended if it fails to beat Sevilla in Wednesday's big game.

"Maybe the elimination against Leicester affected them", Luis Enrique said.

A hard week for Sevilla because of off-field issues ended with them creating enough chances to have won the game, only to be frustrated by some poor finishing and the good work of Sporting keeper, Pichu Cuellar. It is 17th in the 20-team standings, only one spot above the relegation zone.

Madrid have been victorious in four straight matches and has scored at least a goal in its last 50 games in all competitions.

  • Julie Sanders