July 1, 2022

Barça get bogged down in Sevilla / Liga / Sevilla-Barcelona (1-1) / SOFOOT.com

Sevilla FC 1-1 FC Barcelona

Buts : P. Gómez (32e) for Seville // Araújo (45e) for Barça

Under the Sevillian rain, Barça brought back a point and it is a minimum.

With this late match of Matchday 4 of La Liga 2021-2022, the Culés had the opportunity to pick up in fourth place in the standings occupied by Rayo Vallecano. Result of the races? Xavi’s men did not achieve their goals, the fault of a very solid Sevilla FC team at home (22 points out of 24 possible, second best total in the championship) and organized to find the opening. On a corner, Ivan Rakitić found Papu Gómez thrown like a pinball to propel the ball into the Catalan net with a one-touch cross strike (32e, 1-0). Once ahead of the score despite an opposing territorial domination, the Palangan let Barça come back on a powerful cross header from Ronald Araújo on a corner kicked by Ousmane Dembélé (45e, 1-1).

In all the good shots tonight at Sánchez Pizjuán, Dembouz put a cold sweat on the Andalusian defense. On the other hand, Jules Koundé was much less inspired when responding with violence to the provocative shoulder of Jordi Alba. The Spanish side collapsed to the ground, and the central referee logically expelled the former Bordeaux player (64e). From then on, Seville was content to defend en bloc against the offensives of Gavi missing the target (81e) and Dembélé finding Bono’s right post (84e). On yet another successful overflow from Dembélé, Luuk de Jong placed a head that was too feverish (95e).

With this point in addition, Sevilla are five points behind Real Madrid, leaders of La Liga. For Barça, it’s an innocuous seventh place.

Sevilla FC (4-3-3): Bono – Koundé, Fernando, D.Carlos, Rekik – Jordan, Rakitic (Gudelj, 70e), Delaney (Augustinsson, 86e) – P. Gómez (Juanlu, 86e), Mir (En-Nesyri, 70e), Ocampos. Coach: Julen Lopetegui.

FC Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen – Araújo, Garcia (Lenglet, 72e), Piqué, Alba – Gavi, Busquets, F. De Jong (L. De Jong, 85e) – Dembélé, Jutglà (Gonzalez, 73e), Ezzalzouli. Coach: Xavi Hernandez.

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