The Blaugrana were made to fight for every inch in a breathless encounter in the magnificent bullfighting arena that is Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Vitolo gave the hosts an early lead as they out-pressed, out-muscled, and thoroughly outplayed Barcelona in the opening stages. A Leo Messi moment of magic drew Barca level late in the first half, and from there on the champions never looked back. A deceptively brilliant finish from Suarez, after more Messi Magic created space for him, gave the visitors a 2-1 lead that they never relinquished.
It was a breathless game that was played at breakneck pace and redefined the concept of end-to-end. Twitter, naturally, had some fine things to tweet as they witnessed (arguably) the match of a wonderful footballing weekend.
Messi, as is his wont, was the focus of all the attention –
This is ludicrous –
He has a point here –
And well, what more can you say!
It’s lovely how Luis Suarez acknowledges Messi’s genius every.single.time!
Suarez may have a point here – that pass for his goal was..
You know you are good, when even the opposition coaches can’t stop gushing over you
and Presidents too!
Neymar, meanwhile, made an utter fool of himself with one trick too many –
But he did have a pretty good game -
So was Luis Suarez
There were some celebs in attendance too! (But isn’t she clad in the red and white of Sevilla....?)
Sampaoli has come in for a lot of praise, and rightly so! His men were brilliant!!
And so have Sevilla -