La Liga Football News – Barcelona and Sevilla Shared 2 Goals, 2 Points

La Liga Football News – Barcelona and Sevilla Shared 2 Goals, 2 Points

Ronald Araujo cancelled out Papu Gomez’s opener as Barcelona and Sevilla split a point each in La Liga on Tuesday. So, for La Liga football news, Barcelona and Sevilla shared 2 goals, 2 points which did neither team any favours.

Barca were unable to snatch the winner even against a 10-man Sevilla after Jules Kounde’ straight read card.

That’s a pity because a win would’ve seen them climb to the league’s top-four for the first time since August.

Instead, Xavi Hernandez’s side only moved up to seventh place in the La Liga standings before the festive season.

Still, they are just two points off a Champions League spot, which counts for something.

Meanwhile, Sevilla also couldn’t move within three points of Real Madrid, remaining five points behind the leaders, at second place.

La Liga Football News – Barcelona and Sevilla Shared 2 Goals, 2 Points

“We’ve dropped two points,” said new Barcelona head coach Xavi (football transfers) in his post-game news conference. “We deserved to win, even when it was 11 against 11, but I’ve seen a Barcelona with character and that’s what I want. The team is growing.

“So, overall, it’s a bittersweet feeling. I will struggle to sleep [because] we had to win, especially against 10. We must be calmer when we have the extra man, but I am proud of the team despite the result, which was the worst part of the game.”

Xavi added: “We lacked some fortune. Ousmane [Dembele] hit the post, Gavi came close. The team competed, they’re improving and pressing well. Barca are built to win games, but we’re on the right path. This Barca is what I want.”

We’ve taken a step forward,” said Ronald Araujo, who scored Barcelona’s equalizer to save them one point, after the match. “We played well against a difficult side in Sevilla. We deserved more because we were better in the second half. There were good spells in the first half, too, so it’s a shame we switched off a little for their goal. We’re on the right path.”


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