HELLO! Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the La Liga fixture between Sevilla and Barcelona. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Kick off is at 20:30 GMT.
Liga / Matchday 4
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan / 21.12.2021
Want to catch up on what happened in this match? Here is a full match report of Sevilla and Barcelona's 1-1 draw in La Liga!
Barcelona rally to dent 10-man Sevilla's title hopes
FULL TIME: Sevilla 1-1 Barcelona
Barca fail to make their man-advantage count and Sevilla escape with a point which they might view as a good result having played the final 30 minutes with just 10 men.
Barcelona have the ball in the centre of the pitch, Sevilla are camped deep inside their own half... can the Catalans break the home team down in these closing stages?
Luuk de Jong is on for Barcelona and the Dutch striker gets a warm reception from the fans of his parent club.
Frenkie de Jong
Luuk de Jong
WILL THERE BE A WINNER?
Barcelona are the only team chasing a winner at the moment, which is understandable given they have the man-advantage following the straight card shown to Kounde.
There will be six additional minutes played at the end of the match.
However, there have been other occasions, like the La Liga win over Elche at the weekend, when Barcelona have found their shooting boots, but have leaked goals at the back.
Barcelona found the back of the net just four times in Xavi’s first five matches in charge. They have been toothless in front of goals at times. Not much in the way of goal threat. That has been an issue tonight!
KOUNDE WAS SHOWN RED!
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OFF THE POST!
Inches away from being a second Barcelona goal with Dembele cutting inside on to his left foot on the edge of the Sevilla box, but his effort comes back off the inside of the far post.
Yet another yellow card and this one is shown to Gavi who will be suspended for Barcelona's next match against Real Mallorca.
HE SHOULD SCORE!
What an opportunity for Barcelona to take the lead in the final 10 minutes of the match! Abde's cross into the box was a good one, Gavi won the header, but somehow put it wide!
Xavi has done a lot to give Barcelona structure in terms of their possession play and the way they construct attacking moves, but the Catalans have struggled to find the right balance.
BARCA SMELL VICTORY!
Barcelona are unbeaten in 30 of their last 33 matches against Sevilla in all competitions. Right now, though, the Catalans are weaker than they have been in a long time, but they smell a win here!
Abde is shown a yellow card for a late tackle. He was chasing down a ball in the Sevilla box.
The omens are good for Sevilla this evening. Indeed, Lopetegui’s team have won nine of their last 10 La liga matches played at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. This place is a fortress. Can they make that count in these final 15 minutes?