Saturday, 4 November 2017

Barcelona 2-1 Sevilla: Alcácer García score twice to secures 3 points for the Catalan side.

Paco Alcacer stole the limelight in Lionel Messi's 600th game for Barcelona as his two goals saw off Sevilla 2-1 at the Nou Camp.
La Liga leaders Barcelona were rewarded for a blistering start when Alcacer capitalised on an error from Sevilla captain Sergio Escudero after 23 minutes.
The visitors responded strongly in the second half and levelled through Guido Pizarro (59), but Alcacer turned home from Ivan Rakitic's cross just six minutes later.
Victory for Barcelona sees them restore their four-point gap at the top of La Liga, with second-placed Valencia cruising to a 3-0 win over Leganes earlier in the day.
15' JUST WIDE! Umtiti is all too relaxed with Muriel breathing down his neck, and the Barcelona defender gifts the ball to his opponent. Muriel then bears down on goal before shooting just wide of the top corner. That would have been a turn up for the books. 
Well I'm happen the previous post seems justified now... Barca are one up and deservedly so.
Suarez plays a ball over the top and it's a terrible touch from Escudero, as he plays it perfectly for Alcacer to run onto and play it under Soria.
That's some way to show you have merited a first start since the opening day of the season.
28' CHANCE! Rakitic plays a first-time cross and Alcacer goes for the fancy backheel flick but doesn't manage to get any contact onto it.
39' Brilliant interception from Kjaer, which denies Suarez the chance for a free run-in on goal. Tempo of this game has dipped a little, though the bar was set high after a frantic opening 15 minutes.
You have to say Sevilla deserve this equaliser. Semedo had come to the rescue for Barcelona after nicking the ball off Sarabia as he was about to shoot, however...
From the resulting corner Pizarro heads home his first goal in Spanish football.
Alcacer is the unlikely hero again! He points forward telling Rakitic where to send the cross, the Croatian puts it exactly where he wants it and Alcacer taps in to put Barca ahead.