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Barcelona Vs Sevilla: Pedri Wins Los Cules


Barcelona had to struggle to beat Sevilla with a score of 1-0. Pedri scored the only goal.

In the match which was held at Camp Nou, Monday (4/3/2022) early morning WIB, Barcelona appeared dominant with many opportunities created. However, only one goal in the 72nd minute was made by Pedri.

Unbeaten in their last 14 league games, Barcelona has now moved up to second place LaLiga standings with 57 points from 30 matches, 12 points difference from Real Madrid in the top position. Barcelona are head-to-head ahead of Atletico Madrid (third) and Sevilla (fourth) who have the same points in the top four.


The course of the match Barcelona Vs Seville

Barcelona, ​​which is fully supported by tens of thousands of supporters, played aggressively since the early minutes. Relying on the trio of Ferran Torres, Ousmane Dembele, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Barcelona put pressure on Sevilla.

Torres has a chance through the action of his strokes on the left side of Barcelona’s attack. After outwit 1-2 players, Torres who had space in front of the penalty box immediately shot but was still wide.

Three minutes later it was Frenkie de Jong’s turn who had a chance to score. Being free in front of Sevilla’s goal, his header continued Dembele’s cross instead flew.

Sevilla really did not move Barcelona because there were no dangerous chances made by them. Barcelona totally dominated with chance after chance created.

A minute before normal time ran out in the first half, Sevilla almost conceded when Dembele headed Pedri’s cross into the net. There were already Aubameyang and Torres waiting to score, but Jules Kunde kept them out.

In injury time, Yassine Bounou was able to parry Aubameyang’s kick and the rebound was almost grabbed by Barcelona players, before being thrown away by Diogo Carlos.

After 0-0 in the first half, the match immediately heated up at the beginning of the second half. Sevilla got their first chance through Erik Lamela after receiving Lucas Ocampos’ pass. Lamela found space to shoot, but the ball was parried by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

Bounou was getting busier throughout the second half as the waves of Barcelona’s attacks intensified. In the 63rd minute, Torres opened fire from Dembele’s cross, but was blocked by Bounou.

From there was born a corner kick which was greeted by Ronald Araujo’s header, but Bounou was again able to brush it off.

In the 68th minute, Pique was able to capitalize on Sevillla’s error in passing and immediately released a chip kick from 30 yards. Bounou had to fly to brush it off.

Pique also had another chance after that from a corner, but his header just hit the crossbar.

Pedri! The deadlock finally broke also in the 72nd minute while making Barcelona lead 1-0. Pedri held the ball in front of the box and crossed Rakitic and Diego Carlos before plunging the ball into the right corner of Bounou’s goal.

Sevilla included Rafa Mir, Yousse En-Nesyri and Jesus Corona to sharpen the attack line. However, their efforts were always in vain as no opportunities could be created.

In injury time, Ter Stegen made a blunder when he failed to anticipate Jesus Corona’s cross and was taken by Ludwig Augustinsson. Luckily Ter Stegen was able to block it.

Score 1-0 closed the game Barcelona vs Seville.


Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong (Gavi 74 ‘), Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Memphis Depay 81 ‘), Ferran Torres.

Seville: Yassine Bounou; Jesus Navas (Gonzalo Montiel 78′), Diego Carlos, Jules Kounde, Karim Rekik (Rafa Mir 82′); Ivan Rakitic, Nemanja Gudelj (Youssef En-Nesyri 78′), Joan Jordan; Erik Lamela (Jesus Corona 67′), Anthony Martial (Ludwig Augustinsson 82′), Lucas Ocampos.


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