Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla, RESULT: Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez all on target in thrilling encounter but Argentina star is forced off with suspected broken arm
- Barcelona came firing out the blocks with Philippe Coutinho scoring early on
- Lionel Messi doubled their lead before being forced off with a serious arm injury
- Luis Suarez won a penalty and then picked himself up to score and make it 3-0
- Sevilla grabbed a goal back late on through Pablo Sarabia’s deflected strike
- Ivan Rackitic scored Barca’s fourth before Luis Muriel got a late consolation
- Barcelona XI: ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, Arthur (Roberto 66), Rakitic, Coutinho, Messi (Dembele 26), Suarez (Munir 80);
- Sevilla: XI Vaclik, Carrico, Kjaer (Mercado 55), Sergi Gomez, Navas, Banega, Arana, Sarabia, Vazquez (Mesa 69), Andre Silva (Muriel 78), Ben Yedder;
Barcelona and Sevilla are looking up as they go head to head at the Nou Camp.
Both sides have eyes on the La Liga summit as they meet in Saturday night’s headline event.
Sevilla need just a point to replace Alaves at the top of the table, while Barcelona will move into pole position if they win.
History is on the side of Barca who have not lost to Sevilla in their 10 most recent meetings.
But will that change? Follow the action live with Sportsmail’s JORDAN SEWARD to find out.
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