Barcelona vs Sevilla summary: score, goals, highlights | LaLiga
Barcelona vs Sevilla: As it happened
Barcelona return to the top of LaLiga with a hard-fought victory over Sevilla on Friday.
The hosts came into the game off the back of an underwhelming 2-2 draw with Mallorca last weekend. They fashioned some decent early chances but the Sevilla backline marshalled Robert Lewandowski well and the veteran striker struggled to get into the game.
The game continued in a similar fashion in the second half, with Barcelona dominating the ball and Sevilla looking to hit them on the break. As the game reached the final 20 minutes Barcelona began to build momentum, but they could scarcely have imagined the source of their eventual breakthrough.
With just 15 minutes remaining Ferran Torres cut inside off the left flank and curled a deep cross to the back post. The impressive Lamine Yamal was there the nod the ball back across goal and into the unfortunate shins of Sevilla defender Sergio Ramos. The former Real Madrid man could only watch in horror as the ball rebounded back into his own net to give Barcelona the lead.
The visitors began to push in the final stages but there were no real clear-cut chances for a Sevilla side who are struggling to get going this season.
Lamine Yamal the difference-maker for Barcelona
Some will have been surprised to see Lamine Yamal start ahead of Ferran Torres against Sevilla but the 16-year-old winger justified his selection with a crucial part in the game-winning goal. It was Yamal's back post header that bounced off Sergio Ramos and into the Sevilla net, securing three points for Xavi Hernandez' men.
How many own goals has Sergio Ramos scored?
It was a night to forget for Sergio Ramos, who returned to face Barcelona for the first time since leaving Real Madrid in 2021. The veteran defender played well across the 90 minutes but unwittingly scored the crucial goal with15 minutes remaining.
That own goal was his third in the Spanish top flight, after also scoring in the wrong net twice for Real Madrid.
Barcelona beat Sevilla thanks to late Sergio Ramos own goal
The hosts had plenty of chances across the course of the 90 minutes in Barcelona but it was an own goal from Sergio Ramos that secured the three points for Xavi Hernandez' side. The former Real Madrid man was the unfortunate victim of a Lamine Yamal header that bounced off his shin from close range and rolled into the Sevilla net.
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Full time at Estadio Montjuic and Barcelona have a hard-fought three points against Sevilla. It wasn't always pretty, but Xavi's men are back to winning ways.
Long throw from Acuna puts the Barca defence under pressure but they stay strong and clear the ball once again. We're into the final seconds now and it's Barcelona in possession with Lewandowski...
Ivan Rakitic is trying to rally his team for the final moment here, but it is Barcelona who have possession as we enter the last minute of added time. Can they fashion one more chance?
Sevilla win the ball back and Acuna gets them flying forward on the left flank. He looks to play the ball into the box but Balde is there to clear the ball for the hosts.
So close! Barcelona
So nearly the decisive goal for the hosts. Ferran Torres raced through on goal but saw his right-footed effort blocked by Nyland. The ball rebounded for Lewandowski but Sevilla managed to clear again.
Corner kick to Barcelona.
There will be five minutes of added time at the end of the second half.
Brilliant play from Fermin to wriggle free of Bade in the middle of the pitch. The Sevilla defender pulls him back in frustration and receives a booking.
Romeu gives away a freekick on the halfway line to prevent a promising Sevilla break. The visitors get back underway quickly and work the ball out to Navas on the right.
He looks to swing in a cross but Barcelona get the ball clear. Not long remaining now.
Gavi has shifted to the left wing for Barcelona, with the more defensive trio of Gundogan, Romeu and Fermin in the middle of the pitch for the hosts. Ferran Torres is now playing off the right.
So close! Sevilla
Brilliant defending from Balde to deny Sevilla!
Ocampos gets in behind the Barcelona backline and plays a low cross towards Diaz, but the Barca defender gets a boot in to clear the danger.
Sevilla are not giving up on this and are starting to enjoy a bit of possession in the Barcelona half. Mariano Diaz is proving a handful up front for the visitors.
Substitution for Barcelona, young forward Yamal is replaced by the more defensive presence of Romeu.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Sevilla forward Mariano Diaz is a little late on the Barca keeper and Ter Stegen is now receiving treatment. He should be fine to continue.
Still around 15 minutes remaining for Sevilla to get back into this game. They proved themselves capable of dramatic comebacks last season, but this is a very tough ask now.
Ferran Torres's first real involvement finds the breakthrough. He cut inside from the left and crossed the ball to Yamal on the far side, the youngster's header bounced across the face of goal and was poked into his own net by Sergio Ramos.
The hosts take the lead! It's an own goal from Sergio Ramos of all people!
The home crowd are enjoying that one.
Double change for the visitors as Acuna and Mariano replace Lamela and Lukebakio.
Xavi shakes up the forward line, Ferran Torres comes on to replace Joao Felix.
A first clear sight at goal for Lewandowski who sees the ball bounce to his feet in the Sevilla box. His goal-bound volley is blocked on the line, but the referee pulls it back for a foul on Nyland.
A promising Barcelona move breaks down after a poor pass from Lewandowski on the edge of the box. At some point Xavi may have to consider substituting the talismanic forward, it's not been his night at Estadio Montjuic.
Neat play from Lamine Yamal who skips inside off the right flank and fires a shot at goal. He aims for the near post but his effort just skims the side netting.
Still goalless with 25 minutes to go.
The longer this game remains goalless, the more Sergio Ramos is thriving in the febrile atmosphere out there! The former Madrid man is marshalling his side's defence well and has kept Lewandowski remarkably quiet in the opening hour.
A rare foray forward from Sevilla presents Lukebakio with an opening at the back post. He opts for an ambitious bicycle kick and misses the target.
A flurry of corners for Barcelona are repelled by Sevilla. Yamal gets the ball on the right flank and skips past the Sevilla defender, pulling the ball back across the box; there's no one there to convert for the hosts.
So close! Barcelona
A brilliant move from Barcelona sees Fermin slip the ball through to Lewandowski in the box. The Pole looks to chip Nyland in the Sevilla goal, but Juanlu gets a slight deflection and the ball spins just over the crossbar.
Christensen goes close from the resultant corner kick. Barcelona are really pushing now!
Barcelona have upped the tempo at the start of the second half and the home crowd has responded. The hosts are in the ascendency now and are on the attack again...
Sevilla get the ball clear but Jules Kounde does brilliantly to reclaim the ball and get his side back on the attack.
Gavi plays a cute ball through to Lewandowski, who looks to turn on it inside the box. Sevilla get a foot in and clear the danger.
Joao Felix is clipped by Ocampos midway through the Sevilla half, free kick to Barcelona. Gundogan to deliver from the left.
The Sevilla midfielder is booked for a late challenge on Kounde in the Barcelona box. The Barca man is fit to continue.
A glorious chance for the visitors from the long throw-in. Juanlu hurled the ball into the box and it falls to Lukebakio at the far post.
The Sevilla forward takes on the volley but his effort flies well over the crossbar. A good chance wasted.
Brilliant play from Juanlu as the Sevilla defender powers down the right wing and looks to pull the ball back to a teammate. Barcelona clear the ball for a throw-in, but that's a promising moment for Sevilla.
A neat touch from Cancelo draws applause from the Barcelona support as he skips inside his man. His combinations with Yamal on the right flank look like the best chance of Barcelona breaking down this organised Sevilla defence.
No changes for either side at the break and the second 45 continues in the same manner as the first. Barcelona dominating the ball, Sevilla looking to be resolute in their shape.
Who will find the breakthrough?
And we're back to it in Barcelona...
The hosts get things started in the second half!
Can Barcelona find a breakthrough?
There has been a lot of neat attacking play in the opening 45 minutes from Barcelona, but Xavi's side are lacking a bit of cutting edge to finish off those chances. Raphinha, Joao Felix and Fermin have all had clear sights at goal but have failed to find the breakthrough.
It might be a game for Robert Lewandowski to be the difference-maker, but the veteran striker has struggled to get into the game in the opening stages. Sevilla are blocking off the central areas and starving him of service.
Barca's World Cup winners celebrated ahead of kick-off
Barcelona supporters haven't had any goals to celebrate yet, but there were on their feet to salute the members of the Barcelona Femeni team that won the Women's World Cup earlier this year. The women's team have been one of the most dominate sports teams on the planet in recent years and it was no surprise to see them heavily represented in Australia and New Zealand.
And that's halftime at Estadio Montjuic. All square at the break.
Brilliant cross from wide by Rakitic! His whipped delivery is just over the head of Ramos and slightly too long for Lukebakio at the far post.
Throughout the first half Joao Cancelo has looked supremely confident on the ball for Barcelona. The Manchester City loanee has looked very impressive in the opening 45 minutes.
And, just like that, he is booked for a clumsy foul on Lamela. Chance for Sevilla to cross into the box on the stroke of halftime.
Lamela gives away a cheap free kick in the Barcelona box to relieve the pressure on Gavi.
Five minutes remaining in the first half and the atmosphere in Estadio Montjuic is ratcheted up again. Barca's forwards are starting to get the better of their Sevilla counterparts in one-on-one duels and the hosts look the most likely to find the breakthrough now.
The hosts should be ahead!
Good play from Yamal on the right who finds substitute Fermin in space in the middle of the box. He takes a neat touch but fails to get the required power in his shot.
Sevilla clear the first ball and recover possession. They look to build through Lukebakio.
Another brilliant forward run from Joao Cancelo gets his team on the front foot down the right wing. He wins the free kick for his team Gundogan to take...
It is Fermin Lopez who replaces the injured Raphinha in the Barcelona midfield.
It'll be interesting to see who Xavi turns to now. Raphinha was an attacking option in the middle of the pitch, replacing Oriol Romeu. Let's see who takes his place in midfield.
The Barcelona midfielder was stretching to reach the ball and looks to have injured his right hamstring. The Brazilian immediately winced and looks like he'll be forced off now.
The game is starting to open up now with chances for both teams. Lukebakio has done well for Sevilla off the ball and is starting to have greater influence in possession too. He looks to slip the ball through to Rakitic but the Croatian can't quite bring the ball under control.
It's now Sevilla's turn to scream for a penalty as Gavi blocks a shot on the goal line. Replays show that it was chest, not hand. Play on...
Boos and whistles from the Barcelona support as former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos plucks the ball out of the air while under pressure. They don't forget!
Sight at goal for Jules Kounde as the Barcelona defender connects with the corner kick. He can't quite direct his header on target and Sevilla escape.
Pressure is building now.
More Barcelona appeals as Lewandowski gets a shove in the back in the penalty box! Once again the referee says no foul.
Barcelona win a corner kick, Gundogan to take.
Lightning fast counter-attack from Barcelona sees Raphinha played through on goal. He goes down under pressure from a recovering defender and referee says.... nothing!
No penalty for Barcelona.
Sergio Ramos plays a booming diagonal pass to the right wing, which Balde is forced to clear for a corner. Chance to deliver now for Sevilla.
Sevilla win a free kick after a clumsy foul from Raphinha and will take their time with the restart. The likes of Sergio Ramos and Ivan Rakitic really need to use some of their experience now, play their way into the game.
So close! Barcelona
How did that not go in?! Brilliant play from Cancelo who charged forward into the box, playing in Joao Felix on the penalty box. The Portuguese forward fires for the top corner but his strike bounces back off the underside of the crossbar and clear of danger.
Barcelona really pushing now.
That flurry of chances has got the home fans off their seats and Barcelona are playing with real purpose now. Joao Felix is proving a real livewire on the left flank.
And now it's Barcelona who go close with an incisive counter-attack! Joao Felix sprints down the left flank and curls in a low cross that just evades Lamine Yamal at the back post.
Things are heating up now!
Barcelona nearly gift the visitors a goal after losing the ball in the middle of their own half. Sevilla swiftly move the ball forward to Ivan Rakitic who lets fly from distance.
Ter Stegen makes a strong save to push the ball clear. A warning for the hosts, there.
Neat play from Barca to find Joao Felix in space on the edge of the box. The Atleti loanee takes the shot first time on his right foot but it's easily saved.
Sevilla already starting to take their time on the throw-ins, taking the sting out of the game.
Yamal wins a throw-in on the right for Barcelona and they look to build with Cancelo.
Both sides will probably be fairly happy with how the opening stages have gone. Barcelona have dominated the ball but Sevilla have prevented the from creating any real chances.
The trio of Sevilla central midfielders is having to work very hard to prevent the ball being played in to the feet of Robert Lewandowski. If they can keep that up, Barca will need to look to the wings to find a breakthrough.
Gundogan plays the corner short to Raphinha, who looks to dink the ball over the Sevilla defence. The visitor get the ball clear and win a throw-in midway through their own half.
It's been a confident start for Barcelona. Sevilla are sticking to their compact 4-2-3-1 shape in the early stages, trying to prevent Xavi's team from playing through the middle of the pitch.
The only space for Barca so far has been down the wings, when their wide players are able to get at the Sevilla defence.
Barcelona win a corner...
In the early stages it looks like Raphinha is starting in central midfield for the hosts. He looks to be playing alongside Gavi, with Gundogan playing as the holding midfielder.
Yamal is starting on the right, Felix on the left.
Nearly an opening within the first minute as Joao Felix and Lamine Yamal combine down the left. The youngster gets to the byline and fires the ball across the six-yard box but no one is able to convert for the hosts.
Good start for Barca!
And we're off!
Sevilla get us underway in this LaLiga clash...
Kick-off is just around the corner now, both teams are out on the turf at Estadio Montjuic. Barcelona are in their classic red-and-blue stripes. Sevilla in white shirts and shorts, with black socks.
Barcelona youngster gets the nod against Sevilla
He may only be 16, but young Barcelona winger Lamine Yamal has already proved himself capable of competing at the highest level. He has already made his international debut and notched his first international goal; now, he's looking to nail down a place in the Barca starting XI.
Tonight he starts ahead of Ferran Torres in the Barcelona frontline. Xavi will hope that Yamal's direct running can unsettle a well-organised Sevilla defence. Not long to go until kick-off now.
Sevilla players put through their paces
There's just ten minutes to go until kick-off now and players are going through their final preparations for this LaLiga clash. Barcelona have the edge in terms of quality, but Sevilla have a number of experienced veterans with the no-how to frustrate even the best teams.
The visitors overcame the odds to clinch the Europa League title last season and will be confident of pulling off an upset tonight.
Lewandowski returns to Barcelona starting XI
The Polish striker was a transformative addition for Barcelona last season, firing Xavi Hernandez' side to their first LaLiga title without Lionel Messi for nearly two decades. Lewandowski is 35 years old but remains one of the world's best finishers; he returns to the team after featuring from the bench against Mallorca last weekend.
Familiar faces return
An away fixture against Barcelona is one of the toughest fixtures on the planet, but Sevilla have two players in their squad who are intimately acquainted with the Catalan club. Ivan Rakitic won a historic treble while playing for Barcelona in 2015, starring alongside current Barca head coach Xavi Hernandez.
Sergio Ramos, meanwhile, knows what it's like to come up against Barca. He spent 16 years with bitter rivals Real Madrid and played dozens of El Clasico fixtures against Barcelona.
Both veteran players will be desperate to prove their enduring quality tonight.
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Kick-off nears at Estadio Montjuic!
It may not be Camp Nou, but Estadio Montjuic is starting to feel like home for Barcelona. We're expecting a sell-out crowd in attendance to watch Xavi Hernandez' men take on a Sevilla side who have underperformed so far this season.
Sevilla enjoyed an impressive turnaround last season to push themselves up the table and finish the campaign with yet another Europa League title. However they have struggled to kick on this season and are down in 12th as it stands.
Xavi Hernandez led his side to the LaLiga title last year thanks to their incredible defensive record. This season they have looked to play more on the front foot and Xavi has opted for a much more attacking set-up to take on Sevilla.
In addition to striker Robert Lewandowski, the trio of Lamine Yamal, Joao Felix and Raphinha are all in the Barca lineup. Yamal and Raphinha are expected to start on the wing, with Felix playing just behind Lewandowski. Will this gamble pay off for Barcelona, or do they risk being caught on the counter-attack?
And here's the Sevilla team...
Few surprised in the Sevilla team tonight, who will be hoping to build on the momentum from last weekend's 5-1 victory. Sergio Ramos faces old rivals Barcelona, while former Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic returns to his former club.
Barcelona starting XI to face Sevilla
Barca head coahc Xavi Hernandez has a wealth of attacking options at his disposal but has placed his faith in 16-year-old sensation Lamine Yamal for tonight's game. Here's how Barcelona line up...
Barcelona take on Sevilla in LaLiga on Friday as they look to return to the top of the table ahead of their rival’s fixtures this weekend. Sevilla sit in 12th place going into the fixture, one that Sergio Ramos knows all too well.
The experienced Sevilla centre-back will take on Barcelona in what will be his 48th duel against the Blaugrana, the team he has played against the most times in his glittering career. Of those 48 encounters, 15 have ended in victory for Ramos. He will be hoping for another three points on his return to Barcelona.
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Xavi Hernandez has opted to give Lamine Yamal an opportunity from the start, playing alongside Joao Felix and Robert Lewandowski in an exciting attacking trio.