Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla: 5 hits and flops as the points are shared at the Camp Nou | LaLiga 2020-21

Full time: Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla
Full time: Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla
Daksh Shukla

Barcelona and Sevilla locked horns at Camp Nou on Sunday, as both teams looked to make it three wins from three in their 2020-21 La Liga campaign.

Barcelona had it easy against Villarreal, as they registered a dominant 4-0 victory. Last time out they beat Celta Vigo 3-0, but this match against Sevilla was surely their toughest test.

Barca conceded for the first time this season when Jules Kounde challenged for the ball and it dropped for Luuk De Jong. The striker slammed the ball into the goal and Sevilla were ahead just eight minutes into the game.

It didn't take long for Barcelona to equalize, as two minutes later Phillippe Coutinho made it 1-1. It was an easy finish for the Brazilian and started with Messi's amazing lofted pass. Both teams had a few chances, but the match ended 1-1 and the points were shared.

#5 Barcelona HIT: Philippe Coutinho

Phillipe Coutinho is enjoying the return
Phillipe Coutinho is enjoying the return

It is safe to say that Phillipe Coutinho is enjoying his second spell at Barcelona. The Brazilian added yet another goal to his name after he equalized just two minutes after Sevilla scored.

Coutinho was threatening every time he had the ball and looked to create lots of chances up the field. He was subbed off on the hour-mark, but both the manager and Coutinho himself will be happy with the performance.

Koeman has been named the main influence in Coutinho's renaissance, as the new manager expects big things from the Brazilian this season.

#4 Barcelona FLOP: Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann needs to up his game
Griezmann needs to up his game

This move has been tough for Griezmann and he still hasn't proven his worth in Barcelona colors. The Frenchman, again, looked uncomfortable playing on the right-wing and wasn't a threat throughout the game.

Griezmann was full of running like always, but in a game like this much more was expected from an international star like him. The 29-year old was subbed off near the hour mark, replaced by the promising Francisco Trincao.

#3 Sevilla HIT: Yassine Bono

Bono has been brilliant for Sevilla
Bono has been brilliant for Sevilla

It seems like Sevilla has a new goalkeeper at the helm; Yassine Bono has proved already that he is up for the task. After splendid performances against Cadiz and Levante, Bono was up against Barcelona and the Moroccon was splendid.

He made four saves in the game and was solid throughout. He was good with the ball at his feet and dominant in the air. Bono also denied Trincao's low effort very late into the game. There was little he could do about the goal Sevilla conceded.

#2 Barcelona FLOP: Sergi Roberto

Time up for Sergi Roberto?
Time up for Sergi Roberto?

Barcelona fans have been wanting a better right-back for a while now and Sergi Roberto did not help his case with today's performance. He offered absolutely nothing going forward and was vulnerable in defense, like always.

He improved a little as the game went on, but didn't provide anything to mark his presence in the game. Barcelona have signed talented 19-year old Sergiño Dest and it wouldn't be a surprise if he comes straight into the team.

#1 Sevilla HIT: Jesus Navas

The evergreen Jesus Navas
The evergreen Jesus Navas

Sevilla captain Jesus Navas was again on the top of his game and rose to the occasion against Barcelona. Navas darted down the right flank whenever he got a chance and was a problem for Jordi Alba throughout.

He was kept on his toes by the duo of Ansu Fati and Jordi Alba, but Navas was up for the task. With his impressive stamina, the 34-year old didn't stop running for the full 90 minutes.

He could have done better while clearing the ball which led to the goal, but Navas was amazing tonight. If he can continue his current form, Sevilla will continue to have a quality option which will provide experience on and off the field.

Edited by Alex Turk


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