Lionel Messi scored after establishing Ousmane Dembele for the opener to safe a 2-0 victory at Sevilla on Saturday, lifting Barcelona into second place in the Spanish league.
Dembele netted in the twenty ninth minute when Messi performed him clear on a fast assault to finish Sevilla’s glorious defensive streak of 5 straight clear sheets in the league.
Messi then capped a whole efficiency by his crew in the eighty fifth when he dribbled by the world and beat goalkeeper Yassine Bounou on a second strive. It was Messi’s league-leading nineteenth purpose.
Barcelona will meet Sevilla once more on Wednesday needing to beat a 2-0 first-leg loss in the return leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal.
Barcelona’s victory left it two factors behind chief Atletico Madrid, which has two extra matches to play.
Sevilla was left in fourth place after the tip of its run of six straight victories in the league.