On Tuesday, Barcelona drew 1-1 with second-seeded Sevilla, a result that gave Real Madrid a five-point lead in La Liga. After playing in torrential rain, after Ronald Araujo’s header tied them in the 45th minute, rising Barcelona desperately tried to score a second goal but were beaten by the equally determined Sevilla was beaten. The El Clasico fans can buy El Clasico Tickets from our website.
He was reduced to 10 men after Jules Kounde and received a direct red card in the 64th game. After Papu Gomez locked Ivan Rakitic’s corner and hit it from a low post, Sevilla continued.
Barcelona is 15 points behind leader Real Madrid and is seventh in the standings, having scored 28 points in 18 games.
“To be honest, I think we lost two points today. We played better and deserved to win. I think this is clear in our progress,” said Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez.
“We were unlucky. They scored in set pieces, but we had more chances. So the away game with a great team like Sevilla was not bad. But this is not enough for us. Because we are trying to continue in the league. We have let this victory slip out of our hands.”
They could have scored at least twice in the first 30 minutes, Barcelona dominated the first half and had better handling of the ball.
But Sevilla took full advantage of the only chance that presented themselves in the first half and Gomez launched a powerful attack on the home field.
Sevilla improved in the second half but had to switch to damage control mode after Kounde was sent off after colliding with Jordi Alba on the sidelines. After being pushed away by the Barcelona defender, Kounde threw the ball directly into Alba’s face.
“This is a very complicated game. When we played our best, the red card caught us. Kounde knew he had made a mistake,” said Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui.
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