Three things we learned from Sevilla vs Barcelona

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Lionel Messi, Barcelona
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Barcelona drew with Sevilla in a feisty affair at the Ramon Sanchez-Pijuan Stadium yesterday evening.

The Blaugrana followed up the home win against Leganes with a 0-0 draw at Sevilla.

Here’s what we learned from the game.

Title Blow

Lionel Messi, Barcelona vs Sevilla
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In a feisty game, Barcelona put in a somewhat disappointing performance.

Despite dominating possession for large parts of the match, their best chances came from Leo Messi free kicks.

Jules Kounde headed one of the free kicks over as Messi came close to opening the scoring for the Blaugrana.

Barcelona pushed towards the end of the game but couldn’t breakdown a resolute Sevilla side.

The result means two dropped points for the Blaugrana and they’ll have to do better if they intend to secure the La Liga title this season.

Lopetegui Lockdown

Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla
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Barcelona started well and the hosts seemed to be struggling to cope with the Blaugrana onslaught.

Barcelona couldn’t make much of their possession and Lopetegui took advantage of the drinks break to further instruct his players.

The Sevilla players put the instructions into practice and were able to shut out Barcelona.

The hosts made it very difficult for Barcelona to get any kind of groove going, and the game ended goalless.

The hosts will look at this game as a valuable point secured in their hunt for a champions league berth next season.

Great Mats and Clean Sheets

Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen, Barcelona
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The goalless draw also meant a clean sheet for Barcelona, the fourth in a row in all competitions.

Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen was brilliant as usual and made a couple of great stops to keep out Lucas Ocampos and Munir El-Haddadi on the night.

The German international has shown remarkable levels of consistency and Barcelona can certainly count on him to keep things sturdy at the back.

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