Sevilla Frustrate Berea as Real see off Levante
BARCELONA: Its first points in La Liga on Sunday, Sevilla’s active caring ensured Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona dropped.
Real Madrid went to the top of the standings after Vincius Junior and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois helped earn a 2-0 victory at Levante while Sevilla held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou.
Barca and Sevilla have a game and trail real by three points.
Real for the label is not out of the question for Julen Lopetegui has well restricted Sevilla after this performance Challenging Barca and caring champions. Lionel Messi for long periods and forced Barca into making an strange number of bad passes a force defense fastened by Fernando and Jules Kounde shut down.
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Luuk de Jong gave Sevilla an early lead and while Philippe Coutinho levelled two minutes later.
The ball session up nicely for the picket to break in De Jong put Sevilla in front after eight minutes as Barcelona failed to react to a short corner and then failed to clear.
But the lead lasted less than two minutes, a brilliant, curved ball over the top by Lionel Messi causing panic in the Sevilla defence, where Jesus Navas slid to intercept but only teed up the resurgent Coutinho to finish.
Messi sent a bending shot past the far post and Ansu Fati hit straight at the goalkeeper but Sevilla were the ones in the ascendancy.
An own goal safe by the post after Youssef En-Nesyri’s run down the left Barca struggled to get out from the back under pressure from Sevilla’s high press and Ronald Araujo almost scored.
Vincius once again led Real in attack for a second directly game. When Levante pushed for an equalizer before Karim Benzema scored real’s second goal on the final boot of the match, Courtois protected the advantage.
When he bent a right-footed shot in the far post in the 16th minute Vincius showed some fine finishing.
A deflected shot that caught him falling the wrong way, Courtois made an excellent save in the second half when he used his foot to dodge.
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