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Sevilla 2-0 Barcelona - 5 Talking Points, Copa del Rey 2018/19 Quarter-finals

Parth Athale
ANALYST
Modified 24 Jan 2019
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#4 Barcelona fail to contain Sevilla in the second half

Promes was a constant threat
Promes was a constant threat

The game was closely contested in the early stages, as neither side failed to get a foothold. Both sides were pressing intensely, and clear-cut chances were hard to come by. Barcelona were solid and kept most of the ball without any attacking incision.

Sevilla looked to be the more dangerous side though, and their efforts reaped the rewards in the second half. Both the goals came after the interval, as Barca lost their defensive organization. Gerard Pique failed to deal with Quincy Promes' pace for the first goal, and Barca's midfield evaporated for the second goal.

Navas and Promes looked constant threats down the wings, and Sevilla looked likely to add to their lead rather than Barca's reducing it. One of the reasons for this was Barca's weaker team, but Sevilla deserves all the credit in the world for their performance nonetheless.

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Published 24 Jan 2019
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