Barcelona wins with Suarez's bicycle kick goal, Messi double
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 07, 2017,
Apr 07, 2017, 2:53
The midfielder has struggled with injuries this season and this was just the sixth time he's completed 90 minutes in La Liga.
FC Barcelona vs Sevilla FC Live: In today's La Liga match, Barcelona meets Sevilla at Camp Nou, Barcelona.
"He has that ability to know where the goal is at all times", Luis Enrique told Barcelona's official website. In addition, Barca in her native walls in the second half of the championship did not lose a single point, having won six victories in a row.
The Uruguayan was involved in the second three minutes later with a goal which was not as spectacular in the finish but was stunning in its creation.
Fully rested after the global break and a yellow-card suspension, Messi returns to Barcelona's team for the decisive Spanish league match against Sevilla on Wednesday. His second goal is worth taking a look at.
After shooting the ball into the net to double Barcelona's lead in the 28th minute, the 29-year-old Argentine swiped two fingers across his right cheek to symbolize the application of war paint.
Unfortunately, Barcelona's schedule isn't getting easy - their next two La Liga matches are in Malaga and against Real Sociedad, one a tough place to play and the other a surprisingly hard opponent this season. "The mini break that he had was very positive".
Sevilla enters the match enduring its worst moment of the season, coming off five consecutive games without a win.
Steven N' Zonzi had the chance to put the visitors ahead after 15 minutes on Wednesday night, but was denied from a narrow angle as Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen spread himself to block his shot.
It's a slump they seem unable to halt.
Clear-cut chances were few and far between for both sides inside the opening 20 minutes of the second period, but Barca continued to probe with more effectiveness.
So instead of looking up, they are now looking over their shoulders. FC Barcelona is just a couple of points behind Real Madrid, a win could move them to the top of the table. Sevilla slip down to fourth spot on 58 points, level with Atletico Madrid, who leapfrogged them on goal difference after beating Malaga 2-0 on Saturday.
Jorge Sampaoli, who had been linked as a potential replacement for Enrique, admitted his side have been unable to keep their intensity going all season. Sampaoli never said as much, but it's widely accepted that he'd love to take on the job at Barca - who wouldn't?