The world has been enamoured by the TV show “Game of Thrones” over the course of the last few years. Be it the uncharacteristic plot, the twists in the plotline or the constant horror of watching our favourite character suffer a premature end to their lives, the series has caught the imagination of millions worldwide.
However, on Sunday, it was the chance of numerous of their now star-studded and instantly recognisable cast to have the pleasure to witness one of the best footballing units on the planet when they were in attendance for Barcelona’s game against Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
The likes of Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau were amongst a number of fan favourites pictured at the Stadium, as the entourage took a well-deserved break to watch the Catalan giants lock horns with a Sevilla side that can pack a punch on their day.
It was Sevilla who deservedly took the lead on the evening, courtesy of a Vitolo goal in the 15th minute, and looked more threatening of the two sides for larger part of the first half. However, with Barcelona’s quality, it was only a matter of time before they equalised through a Lionel Messi goal late in the first half, to go into the break with the game all square.
However, it was a different ball game in the 2nd half as Barcelona piled on the pressure on Sevilla and were duly rewarded when the holy trinity of the footballing world, Messi, Neymar and Suarez combined to give the side the lead through a Luis Suarez goal in the 61st minute. The visitors could have gone to add to their lead, only to be denied by the Sevilla keeper Rico.
The win takes Barcelona to the 2nd spot in the La Liga table, just 2 points behind their arch-rivals Real Madrid going into the international break. Barcelona manager Luis Enrique will be more than pleased with his side putting up a fight and coming from behind to beat a Sevilla side that had not lost a game at home this season, prior to the game.Published 07 Nov 2016, 23:37 IST