Barcelona have leap-frogged Real Madrid into second after a comfortable 2-0 victory over hosts Sevilla, who had very little to offer over the 90 minutes. Lionel Messi came up with the goods again, assisting one goal and scoring the other at the Sanchez-Pizjuán stadium.
again this Wednesday in the return leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals hoping to turn around the 2-0 defeat from the first leg.
However, the victory was marred slightly by injuries to
also went off with a niggle.
“They’re small things,”
Pique said post-match about the injures in comments carried byMarca
“We’ve spoken with the coach about increasing the load little by little. I’m playing more than I expected after so many months out injured. I’ve been able to train little and we had agreed on the timing, but I’m very happy to have been able to continue participating and I’m proud of today’s performance.
“It’s to be valued, we’ve played a great game. The last few times I’ve spoken [to the press] it’s been in painful moments, but today I’m very proud. We came from PSG, Cadiz, the first half against Elche, and the team has risen. We played a good second-half against Elche and today we’ve shown we’re still alive, there’s talent. On Wednesday we’ll fight.”
Pique was asked whether there’s a title race on the cards.
“There sure is,”