After three years of seeing Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid win the title, Barcelona took a big step towards the Spanish championship last night (Sunday) after defeating Sevilla 0:3 and increasing the gap at the top to 8 points, this after Real Madrid's loss to Mallorca.
After a difficult first half against the Andalusians, Jordi Alba (58), Gabi (70) and Rafinha (79) scored and gave the Camp Nou residents a lot of reasons for optimism.
The one who was obviously very happy at the end was the Catalan coach Xavi who concluded: "Look at our ability. We have such a long streak of games without losing. It was a good game in general, we are satisfied. We created a lot of chances and I am satisfied with how the players performed and how That things are developing. Eight points at the top, that's important, but there's still a lot of time."
Jordi Alba, who got the team shirt instead of Alejandro Balda and provided a goal and an assist, was of course also very excited and added about his coach: "We have a very good season, we are playing well. I am happy, but there is still a lot of work left. We have to continue like this. At halftime The first half was difficult for us, but the second half was a little easier. I don't need to convey a message to anyone. When I play, I try to do everything I can and help the young players."
Barcelona are running away with La Liga 🥵 pic.twitter.com/O7lKn3EtUk
— GOAL (@goal) February 5, 2023
What slightly overshadowed the victory was the injury of Sergio Busquets who injured his ankle at the start of the game and was replaced by Franck Casilla after a few minutes.
Apparently, the veteran midfielder is suffering from a sprain and is expected to miss the first leg against Manchester United in the Europa League playoffs in 10 days.
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