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Sport Sevilla 2-2 Barcelona: Messi Strike Secures Incredible Last-Gasp Draw for La Liga Leaders

00:06  01 april  2018
00:06  01 april  2018 Source:   90min.in

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Sevilla 2 - 2 Barcelona : Messi Strike Secures Incredible Last - Gasp Draw for La Liga Leaders Barcelona scored twice in as many minutes late on to secure an

And, incredibly , Barcelona drew level mere seconds later, as Messi curled home from outside the box from Coutinho's cutback to secure an incredible draw . Sevilla XI: Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, N'Zonzi, Banega, Navas, Vasquez, Navas, Muriel. Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Roberto

Lionel Messi holding a football ball in front of a crowd© Image by Jude Summerfield messi

​Barcelona scored twice in as many minutes late on to secure an unlikely draw against Sevilla, preserving their unbeaten record in La Liga.

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Sevilla surged into the lead through strikes from Franco Vasquez and Luis Muriel, and while Barcelona seemed bereft of ideas throughout the game, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi stepped up to grab a vital draw for Ernesto Valverde's men.

​Suarez went close early on, testing Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico from close range as Barcelona started brightly, the Uruguayan sliding his second shot past the post moments later.

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And, incredibly , Barcelona drew level mere seconds later, as Messi curled home from outside the box from Coutinho’s cutback to secure an incredible draw . Sevilla XI: Rico, Mercado, Kjaer, Lenglet, Escudero, N’Zonzi, Banega, Navas, Vasquez, Navas, Muriel.

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Sergi Roberto had to be alert to block twice from Sevilla attackers as the hosts grew into the game, winning a succession of corners before Luis Muriel nodded wide from point blank range. The Colombian should have scored moments later but somehow put his effort wide of the post.

Joaquin Correa soon went close, arriving perfectly to connect with a cross but inexplicably nodding wide with the goal at his mercy.

Sevilla's excellent start was rewarded in the 36th minute as the home side took the lead. The unmarked Vasquez finished off an exquisite move, slotting home after good work on the flank from Correa.

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Barca could have equalised as Gerard Pique arrived at the back stick but good defending ensured the ball cannoned off the Spaniard and behind for a goal kick. The visitors looked short on ideas without Lionel Messi, who was left out of the starting XI due to injury concerns.

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