Barcelona extended its winning streak La Liga Six matches and the weekend will finish second in the table thanks to a difficult 1-0 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou. Barcelona were the better team all night, but he had to work hard to break down Sevilla’s stubborn defense, reclaiming all three points thanks to Pedri’s magical winning goal.
Barcelona were good in the first half, with their usual style of fast attacking football under Xavi full of movement, quick passes and plenty of shots on goal. The Blaugrana He focused most of their attacks on the right flank where Ousmane Dembélé was heavily involved from the jump.
Sevilla mostly defended at low block and tried to avoid big problems, but their defense didn’t hold up well and gave them a few good chances. Luckily for the visitors, Barcelona’s attack wasn’t at its best and missed some really good chances with poor finishing and poor decision making in the final third, and Sevilla goalkeeper Bono only had one big save from Pierre Emerick. Aubameyang just before the end of the half whistle.
In the first half, Barcelona were playing well and should have been ahead but left everything to play in the last period.
the other half
Sevilla got off to a very good start in the second half, sending more bodies forward and looking dangerous on the ball while also frustrating Barcelona’s attack with good defensive play. They didn’t really threaten Barcelona’s goal, but they were the better team in the first 15 minutes of the period, and they felt ready to cause more problems.
But Barcelona didn’t let that happen and launched an absolute stealth attack on the visitors, with 15 minutes of truly amazing attacking football that completely betrayed Sevilla and left them on the ropes. Bono made three great saves, Gerard Pique hit the crossbar and Dembele almost scored a great ball, and Barcelona dominated the match again.
They still needed to find a goal, however, and it came 20 minutes before the end of the game thanks to their best player that night: Pedri received the ball on the edge of the penalty area, the Sevilla defenders sat down with a fake pair and found the bottom corner with a perfect kick. It was a great goal, and in the end Barcelona got the lead that they worked so hard for.
Sevilla never gave up and put pressure on late by changing the formation and advancing several players, but Barcelona’s defense was strong and Marc-Andre ter Stegen was not required to stop much.
The final whistle finally came, and Barcelona is now second in the table with a game in hand over both Sevilla and Atlético Madrid, who are directly behind them and are equal on points. It’s a big win over a very good team from Sevilla, and the fantastic 2022 continues in Barcelona. Very proud of this team.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Alves, Araujo, Pique, Alba; F. De Jong (Gavi 74′), Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé (Nico 90 + 1′), Aubameyang (Memphis 81′), Ferran
Goal: Pedri (72′)
Seville: Bono. Navas (Montiel 78′), Koundé, Carlos, Rekik (Augustinsson 82′); Jordan, Godeli (En-Nesyri 78′); Lamella (Corona 67′), Rakitic, Ocampos; Martial (Rafa Mir 82′)
Objectives: no one
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