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Messi hat-trick lead Barcelona to the win against Sevilla

Lionel Messi against Sevilla

Sevilla, Spain – Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as FC Barcelona defeated Sevilla in the game played at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla 2-4 FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona are now 10 points ahead of the second placed Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi scored his 50th career hat-trick.

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 22′ Jesús Navas (Sevilla) scored the opening goal with a right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner assisted by Wissam Ben Yedder following a fast break.
  • 26′ Lionel Messi (Barcelona) levelled the game at 1-1 with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross.
  • 38′ Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 42′ Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla) put the hosts ahead with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner assisted by Pablo Sarabia.
  • 45′ First Half Ends Sevilla 2 FC Barcelona 1

Second Half:

  • 49′ Marko Rog (Sevilla) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 57′ Maximilian Wöber (Sevilla) received the yellow card.
  • 67′ Lionel Messi (Barcelona) levelled the game at 2-2 with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner assisted by Ousmane Dembélé.
  • 70′ Franco Vázquez (Sevilla) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 80′ Simon Kjaer (Sevilla) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83′ Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85′ Lionel Messi (Barcelona) scored his third goal and put the visitors ahead with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 90′ Roque Mesa (Sevilla) received the yellow card.
  • 90’+3′ Luis Suárez (Barcelona) doubled the lead with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.
  • 90’+5′ Second Half Ends.

Statistics:

SevillaFC Barcelona
40%Possession60%
13 (4)Shots (on target)17 (8)
15Fouls11
6Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
4Offsides3
3Corner Kicks8
4Saves2

Highlights:

Lineups:

Sevilla FC: Tomás Vaclík, Sergi Gómez, Simon Kjaer, Maximilian Wober, Gabriel Mercado, Marko Rog, Éver Banega, Quincy Promes, Jesús Navas, Wissam Ben Yedder, Pablo Sarabia

FC Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen (GK), Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Nélson Semedo, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi

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