Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele celebrates after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Seville and Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville Spain, Saturday Feb. 27, 2021AP

FC Barcelona, ​​led by striker Lionel Messi, scores on Saturday 6th March 2021 (060321) in a La Liga game in El Sadar in Pamplona, ​​Spain, on Osasuna

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Lionel Messi unlocked Seville’s defense with a goal and assist to finally give Barcelona a much-needed win over a world-class opponent on Saturday

Messi’s quick feet and vision, Ousmane Dembele’s speed and finishing touches, as well as a defensive performance that Ronald Koeman described as the best of his team in this Spanish league, marked the 2-0 victory in Seville

The win put Barcelona past Real Madrid in second place, two points behind leaders Atlético Madrid, who have two games in their hands

Barcelona also halted Seville’s rise in the standings by ending their six-round winning streak and keeping Julen Lopetegui’s side in fourth place by eight points.A Sevilla win would have put it ahead of Barcelona and made it a firm contender for the title

Equally important was that the win raised Barcelona’s hopes of a 2-0 deficit when Sevilla hosted the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals next week

“If we can undo the tie on Wednesday, our whole season will turn around,” said Gerard Pique from Barcelona. “After playing like this in Seville and not giving them a single chance to score, we are confident that we will do this in this one Season good things can do ”

Barcelona struggled under Ronald Koeman for the first two months of the coach but the former Barcelona defender has unbeaten the side in 15 straight rounds and won a seven-game win over Camp Nou in the competition

Even so, his team hadn’t beaten a top rival in any competition – they lost 4-1 to Paris Saint-Germain last week – until they put in a strong performance at the Sánchez Pizjuán stadium

Dembele opened the gate in the 29th Minute when Messi cleared him in a quick attack to end Seville’s excellent defensive streak of five goals in the league

After Sergiño Dest nearly doubled Barcelona’s lead when he was in the 60th The club’s top scorer, whose future is uncertain, dribbled around, beating goalkeeper Yassine Bounou on the second attempt. It was Messi’s leading 19th Goal of the season and his 30th Career goal against Sevilla

“The most important thing in today’s game was the ambition of the team,” said Koeman. “We fought and pressed like a whole team. We were really good with the ball, but the mentality of pressing the opponent for 95 minutes was that Key ”

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