Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani
Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba (Adriano 15'); Xavi, Busquets,
Iniesta (Cesc Fàbregas 73'); Tello (Alexis 62'), Messi, Neymar. 4-3-3.
Sevilla: Beto; Coke, Cala, Fernando Navarro, Alberto Moreno; M'Bia (Trochowski 57'), Cristóforo (Marin 68'); Jairo (Rabello 84'), Rakitic, Vitolo Perotti; Gameiro. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 36. Dani Alves. Steered far post header past Beto from Adriano's high cross.
2-0. 75. Messi. Fired shot in to roof of net after Neymar crossed from left of area.
2-1. 80. Rakitic. Connected with square Vitolo pass and drilled shot past Valdés.
2-2. 90. Coke. Got free in area to turn shot inside far post from Rakitic corner.
3-2. 93. Alexis. Poked shot past Beto after keeper kicked away Messi's cross.
Yellow cards: Vitolo 07', M'Bia 30', Jairo 34', Cala 63', Adriano 88'.
Barcelona stay joint top of the table together with Atlético Madrid, although they almost threw away a two goal lead before beating Sevilla 3-2 on Saturday evening. Unai Emery's side held their own early on, and only a Messi free kick caused any problems for their defence before Dani Alves headed in Adriano's cross with ten minutes to go to the break. Twenty minutes after the restart Cala was unlucky to have a headed goal ruled out following a corner for a foul which only the referee saw, and although Messi made it two after Neymar set him up a few minutes later, Rakitic reduced the gap again with an angled shot after a good run down the left by Vitolo. With the game coming to an end the Andalusians looked to have earned the point they deserved when an unmarked Coke turned in Rakitic's corner, but in the third and final minute of injury time Messi crossed in from the by-line, and Beto could only kick the ball out as far as Alexis, who poked it back in to the net.