Although Sevilla played with ten players for about half an hour, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Barcelona on Tuesday in a disappointing result for both teams in first-division football in Spain, the biggest benefit of which was Real Madrid’s historic opponent Madrid moving 5 points from Sevilla to the சாம்ப La Liga ‘Winter Championship. Won the title.
Under the pouring rain, Barcelona, led by its new coach Xavi, tried to score the second goal in the 45th minute when defender Ronaldo Arjou equalized with a header from a corner kick.
But Sevilla remained strong despite playing with ten men in the 64th minute when defender Jules Conte was sent off directly.
Bob Gomez advanced to Sevilla with a goal after Ivan Rakitz had scored an incredible shot against a corner kick.
Barcelona are seventh with 28 points from 18 games, 15 points behind rivals Real Madrid. Seville are second, five points behind.
“I honestly think we lost two points today,” said Barcelona coach Xavi. We deserve to play better and win. I feel this is the source of our evolution.
“We’m not lucky,” he said. The opponent scored on a set ball, but we created a lot of chances. Away draw with a great team like Sevilla is not bad, but this point is not enough for us because we are trying to move the table up. We have slipped the victory out of our hands.
Barcelona controlled the ball in the first half, were the best party and could score at least twice in the first 30 minutes.
But Seville took advantage of the first opportunity, and Gomez scored with a powerful shot from goalkeeper Mark-Andre der Stegen.
Seville improved in the second half, but had to accept a draw after Conte was sent off for throwing the ball into the Jordi Alba.
Barcelona’s Alba Conte was the first to be paid, and in response the Frenchman threw the ball in his opponent’s face and received a direct red card.
“It was a very complicated match and the red card hit us when we played better,” said Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui. Conte seems to have made a mistake.
Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele almost snatched the winning goal, but his left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area hit the post.
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