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Messi opens his scoring account as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-0

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Barcelona look like they’re back on track after an unconvincing start to the season.

Sevilla traveled to Camp Nou to face the uprising Barcelona who won their previous three matches in a row.

The match started off well for Sevilla, as Luuk de Jong wasted three great opportunities to take the lead.

Just like always, missed chances get punished against Barcelona, and this time it was no different.

All it took was a brilliant overhead kick from Luis Suarez, and Barcelona started off their domination.

Vidal followed up by staying just onside to make it 2-0 after Arthur’s wonderful pass.

Ousmane Dembele capped off the first half with a beautiful fake in speed to send his opponent to the ground, before hitting the ball into the net.

The second half supposed to be a routine job for Barca. Result-wise it was, especially after Messi scored a free-kick from about 20 meters out.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 06: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring goal during the Liga match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou on October 06, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Approaching the end of the game, Chicharito got the ball into space. The debutant Araujo, who replaced injured Todibo, took him down and earned a red card.

However, when Dembele arrived to complain about the card, he was shown red too, for unknown reasons.

This could potentially see Dembele miss the El Clasico scheduled at the end of October.

Another interesting tibid from this match is that Griezmann didn’t step a foot on the pitch.

The centre-back position is also critical for the next fixture. Umtiti, and now Todibo are injured, and Pique and Araujo earned a red card. This leaves only Lenglet able to play against Eibar.

It’s expected that Valverde pairs him up with De Jong, who has experience as a centre-back from Ajax.