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Barcelona 1-1 Sevilla: Philippe Coutinho earns point for Ronald Koeman’s side


Philippe Coutinho
Barcelona have lost just one of their last 33 league games at the Nou Camp

Philippe Coutinho cancelled out Luuk de Jong’s opener at the Nou Camp as Barcelona and Sevilla both maintained unbeaten starts in La Liga.

De Jong punished Barcelona for failing to deal with a corner as he fired into the roof of the net to put the visitor’s ahead after eight minutes.

Coutinho equalised with his first La Liga goal of the season two minutes later from Jordi Alba’s pass.

Both sit three points off leaders Real Madrid, who beat Levante 2-0 earlier.

Antoine Griezmann should have done better for Ronald Koeman’s side when he struck the side-netting midway through the first half, while Barcelona captain Lionel Messi curled a shot narrowly wide after cutting in from the right.

In an even second period, home defender Ronald Araujo almost scored an unfortunate own-goal as a low cross bounced off his leg and struck the crossbar.

Defender Jules Kounde twice headed wide from corners as Europa League champions Sevilla produced an impressive performance, remaining organised until the final whistle to withstand a late barrage of Barcelona pressure.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Murara Neto
  • 20Roberto
  • 30Araújo
  • 3Piqué
  • 18AlbaSubstituted forDestat 75′minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 21de Jong
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 61′minutes
  • 14CoutinhoSubstituted forPjanicat 75′minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 22FatiSubstituted forGonzálezat 61′minutes
  • 10Messi

Substitutes

  • 2Dest
  • 6Aleñá
  • 8Pjanic
  • 11Dembélé
  • 16González
  • 17Machado Trincão
  • 19Braithwaite
  • 26Peña
  • 28Puig
  • 29De la Fuente
  • 32Ramos Mingo
  • 36Tenas

Sevilla

  • 13Bono
  • 16Navas
  • 12Koundé
  • 20Santos Silva
  • 19Acuña
  • 10RakiticSubstituted forGudeljat 78′minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 25Reges
  • 8JordánSubstituted forTorresat 85′minutes
  • 5OcamposSubstituted forEn-Nesyriat 61′minutes
  • 9de JongSubstituted forFernándezat 84′minutes
  • 7Fernández SaezSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vaclik
  • 3Gómez
  • 6Gudelj
  • 11El Haddadi
  • 14Rodríguez
  • 15En-Nesyri
  • 17Pozo
  • 18Escudero
  • 21Torres
  • 22Vázquez
  • 24Fernández
  • 31Díaz

Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano

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