Barcelona had a confidence boost as they have beaten Sevilla with a 2-0 victory.
took revenge againstSevilla
as they have beaten the Andalusian side with a comfortable victory.Messi
was a key figure in this important match for Barcelona as this victory send them to the second spot in the La Liga table. They are now two points behind Atletico Madrid, the current leader. Ronald Koeman was obviously pleased with the performance.
“We tried to pressure the opponent, and playing with three centre-backs and full-backs pressed high made it easier for us to not let Sevilla play,
” Koeman said post-match in comments carried byMarca
That’s been the key. It’s a risky system, but without the ball we pressed and tried to play one-on-one. Our game off the ball was key. It was a complete game.
“It’s been a good change that we’ve seen in 2021, although we lost points at the beginning. Today we’ve show that we’re still very much alive and that’s very important. I’m proud, especially regarding the physical aspect. They have a physically very strong team and we were able to match them off the ball, and with the ball we were very good, very calm.”