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    Goals from Jesus Navas in the second half to make Barcelona a 1-1 draw must accept the outcome when treated to Sevilla in BBVA League continued action on Sunday (13/03/2011). The results of this series makes Barcelona failed to stay away from Real Madrid in the previous game managed to bend the Hercules 2-0.

    At the top of the league, Barca pocketed 75 points. They are only five points clear of Real Madrid who are in second place. While Sevilla climbed to eighth position with a score 39 points.

    The Game

    Barcelona come up with the best squad in this match. Only Carles Puyol is not included in the squad that coach Pep Guardiola revealed. Tridente death, Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa, appearing from the beginning to demolish the Sevilla defense.

    Meanwhile, Sevilla coach Gregorio Manzano displays an unusual formation. He just relies on Alvaro Negredo in front as the lone striker and playing five midfielders to hold the Barcelona midfield.

    Barcelona was able to score a goal in the 9th minute free kick by Lionel Messi. However, the goal was annulled because of Sergio Busquets have first offense.

    Manzano Strategies to withstand the onslaught Barcelona only last until the 30th minute. The visitors finally managed to lead in the 30th minute. Alves who escaped the offside trap to give a short feedback to substitute Bojan Krkic. Krkic without making the mistake immediately forward the ball into the goal Seville.

    Messi almost makes Barcelona added a goal in the 42nd minute. Unfortunately, the ball the header after receiving a feed from Xavi Hernandez still hit the crossbar Sevilla.

    Messi second chance from a free kick two minutes later also failed to penetrate the Sevilla goal. This time the ball can still be saved by goalkeeper Sevilla, Javi Varas.

    In the second half, Manzano change its strategy. He returned with a 4-4-2 formation adopted include Didier Zokora replaces Frederic Kanoute.

    This strategy was successful. Sevilla are able to equalize in the 49th minute. Starting Negredo movement that passes through some of the players of Barcelona, ​​Sevilla striker was immediately struck off a feed header by Jesus Navas. The ball rolled smoothly into Barca's goal and scored, although Eric Abidal seeks to blocked.

    After this goal, Sevilla getting excited. Unfortunately, attacks that they do not yet able to create goals and also a golden opportunity. Barca also do not want to lose. They also tried pressing the Sevilla defense. But the result is the same: nil.

    Tension game heats up. Xavi must also be involved quarrels with Gary Medel. Both players also received a yellow card from referee Miguel Angel Perez Lasa.

    Navas had a golden opportunity to make Sevilla the lead. Receiving feedback from substitute Diego Perotti Barca defense from the right sector, Navas emerged from a second line to grab the ball. Unfortunately, the ball can kick was blocked by Victor Valdes with his foot.

    Sevilla the craze. They get another chance in the 80th minute through hard kick Kanoute. But, again Valdes able to save his goal well.

    Barcelona behind get a chance. Hard kick from Xavi from outside the penalty box quite dangerous, but only hit the crossbar.

    Last-ditch effort from Lionel Messi and Iniesta did not succeed a goal after the Sevilla defender struggled to maintain his goal of being broken. 1-1 The position did not change until the referee blew the whistle ending the game.

    Team Line-up:
    Sevilla: Javi Varas, Alexis, Federico Fazio, Fernando Navarro, Martín Cáceres, Gary Medel, Didier Zokora (Frederic Kanoute 46), Ivan Rakitic, Jesús Navas, Diego Capel (Diego Perotti 72), Álvaro Negredo (Romaric 88)

    Barcelona: Victor Valdés, Eric Abidal, Gerard Pique, Adriano (Maxwell 75), Dani Alves, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, David Villa (Seydou Keita 85), Lionel Messi, Pedro (Bojan Krkic 14)


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