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  •  Ladies and gentlemen your 2023 Pro Bowl Games champion Eli Manning and the NFC The younger Manning led his team to victory over Peyton and the AFC by way of two victories in the flag football round of competition netting 12 points in the overall competition Even so the NFC needed to overcome a 21 15 deficit to start the final competition after the AFC five skills competitions and the second flag football game Geno Smith led the NFC to a 33 27 victory in the first game over Tyler Huntley and the AFC while Trevor Lawrence led a comeback performance in Game 2 over Jared Goff and the NFC 18 13 The NFC overcame the six point deficit in Game 3 with Kirk Cousins led NFC beating Derek Carr and Co to win the whole thing 35 33 It was about as good a result as the NFL could have hoped for with the game coming down to the final minutes in a close game 6 29 p m Eli Manning and Co beat older brother Peyton and the AFC 35 33 in the new and improved 2023 Pro Bowl Games 6 27 p m That is indeed the call and that will end the game Poyer held Hockenson though even if he hadn t Fitzpatrick would have been penalized for an illegal rush AFC coach Peyton Manning is livid arguing that Cousins should be penalized for taking a knee 6 27 p m Cousins ball falls incomplete but there s a flag in the end zone is this game going to end on defensive holding 6 25 p m Cousins to his Vikings teammate Jefferson for a decent gain but the receiver is tackled short That forces the AFC to use its final timeout with the NFC needing to convert fourth and goal at the 1 6 24 p m Cousins gets a small completion forcing the AFC to use its first timeout 6 23 p m An incomplete pass stops the clock with a minute left in the game 6 23 p m Looks like the NFC is pretty much going to run this clock out with a running clock and the AFC having only two timeouts with which to work 6 19 p m Another halfback pass this one from Jacobs doesn t work out He threw it way behind the intended receiver and has it nearly picked off The NFC gets the ball back 35 33 with just two minutes remaining 6 18 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Carr takes the blitz in stride and finds Knox in the flat for a touchdown and six points The AFC is going for the 2 point conversion with the clock winding toward the two minute warning 6 17 p m Turpin with another timely blitz to set up fourth and goal This is a must score opportunity for the AFC 6 17 p m Third and goal coming up after a Chase drop in the end zone and decent run by Josh Jacobs 6 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins to Kittle for six Then Cousins to Jefferson for the PAT The NFC leads 35 27 in the final half of play 6 13 p m Cousins is leading the NFC on a dink and dunk drive 6 11 p m The NFC starts the second half with the ball and can lengthen its lead with a score Cousins promptly throws a near interception to Bills safety Jordan Poyer 6 07 p m Cousins hits Lamb for the 1 point conversion That gives NFC a 28 27 halftime lead after starting the game down 21 15 6 06 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins just tosses the ball to Juszczyk in the end zone tying the game at 27 27 point after attempt pending 6 04 p m Cousins connects with Juszczyk but he s downed at the 1 yard line The NFC uses its second and final timeout of the game to set up a potential game tying score heading into halftime with 3 seconds remaining 6 03 p m Cousins throws a backward pass to Juszczyk in the end zone he then throws it to a wide open Jefferson for a big gain Timeout NFC with 27 seconds left 6 01 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC And there s Carr s first score of the game with a rolling touchdown pass to Chase That gives the AFC the lead back with just 35 seconds remaining 27 21 following an incompletion on the 1 point attempt 5 59 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins finds St Brown hero of the best catch event to tie the game But Cousins can t connect with Kittle on the ensuing drive keeping the score tied 21 21 with just 1 07 left in the half 5 55 p m Two minute warning 1 57 5 54 p m Interception AFC No one wants to score Cardinals safety Budda Baker picks Carr off and gives it back to the NFC with a chance to tie the game 5 51 p m Turnover on downs NFC The AFC returns the favor with a blitz from Hill Either way it worked for the best The AFC denies a scoring opportunity and takes over at its 1 yard line 5 49 p m Turnover on downs AFC Turpin comes on a blitz on fourth and mid to turn the ball over for the AFC Now the NFC gets its chance with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the charge 5 46 p m The AFC starts with the ball and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets the start He connects with Diggs for a long gain but it s undone by an illegal shift 5 45 p m Remember the AFC starts with a 21 15 lead as a result of the score from the previous skills competitions in the Pro Bowl Games 4 48 p m Turnover on downs NFC It ultimately doesn t matter as Goff overthrows his intended target The AFC wins Game 2 in a defensive struggle 4 46 p m The AFC had the NFC stopped short on fourth down but offsetting penalties illegal blitz by the former and an illegal stiff arm on the NFC gives the latter one more down with 31 seconds left 4 45 p m Things getting close here NFC has fourth and 19 and has only one timeout with 39 seconds left for the go ahead score 4 44 p m Saints linebacker Demario Davis bats Lawrence s pass down keeping the AFC s lead to just five NFC can take the lead with a score 4 40 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence tries to go deep a few times but finally hits Stefon Diggs over the top for a touchdown He didn t get both feet in bounds but it s the Pro Bowl so it s fine The two minute warning is here so the AFC will attempt the 2 point conversion after 4 36 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Goff hits Dalvin Cook for an easy touchdown then threads the needle between Mosley and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for a go ahead score NFC leads 13 12 4 33 p m Interception NFC No score The AFC gets a little tricky throwing a backward pass to Stefon Diggs before he tries to throw it to Lawrence in the end zone Trevon Diggs intercepts it and very nearly returns it for a score 4 32 p m Interception AFC Pat Surtain II jumps Goff s route in defense of Justin Jefferson and returns it near the end zone setting up an easy scoring opportunity 4 32 p m NFC starts the second half on offense needing a score 4 27 p m An incompletion ends the NFC s scoring drive before the clock runs out and it ll have a 12 6 deficit to start the second half 4 24 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC One play later Lawrence hands the ball off to Henry on a zone read to give the AFC the lead That s a bit easier for Henry than on a typical NFL Sunday AFC leads 12 6 over the NFC after Trevon Diggs blankets his older brother 4 23 p m Turnover on downs NFC Jets cornerback Justin Hardee Sr blitzes on fourth down causing Goff to stumble and put the ball on the ground The AFC will take over at about the 19 yard line 4 19 p m There s a two minute warning in the first half Not as high scoring as Game 1 4 17 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence responds with a nice long drive to tie the game with an easy pitch and catch with Adams The 1 point attempt is no good and the conferences remain tied 4 12 p m INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN NFC The NFC sends a blitz with Micah Parsons forcing Lawrence to throw on the run to avoid the safety Alexander picks it off and easily returns it for a touchdown The 2 point conversion attempt between Goff and McCaffrey falls incomplete giving the NFC a 6 0 lead 4 11 p m The AFC s second snap hits the turf just short of the end zone setting up third and mid from the 2 for some reason 4 10 p m Some miscommunication between Lawrence and his intended pass catcher Stefon Diggs The latter s brother Trevon Diggs is in defense of the Bills receiver Doubt there will be much slacking off on his part 4 09 p m The Jaguars Trevor Lawrence gets the second start at QB for the AFC while Jared Goff will get the NFC nod 4 08 p m Here comes the second 7 on 7 flag football game It s all knotted up at 12 apiece following a win each by the NFC in two events between flag football games The AFC won kick tac toe while the NFC won the gridiron gauntlet 3 50 p m FINAL NFC wins Game 1 33 27 over the AFC after time runs out on the latter That s worth six points for the NFC in the overall standings tying the Pro Bowl Games 9 9 3 45 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Smith finds Lamb again for the go ahead score the conference declines a holding penalty on Ramsey making the score 32 27 A successful 1 point conversion makes it 33 26 NFC with just 12 seconds left 3 42 p m Huntley connects with Bills tight end Dawson Knox for the successful point after attempt giving the AFC a 27 26 lead with 2 00 left to play in Game 1 3 41 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley finds Chase all alone in the back of the end zone Jaire Alexander stood idle as he watched the two play catch AFC has a chance to take the lead back with a successful point after conversion 3 41 p m Peyton Manning is arguing with refs over some sort of rule change Either way Huntley finds Derrick Henry for a first down gain 3 37 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Turns out none of that matters Juszczyk tosses a flea flicker back to Smith who then finds him wide open underneath for another touchdown The 1 point conversion is no good though NFC leads 26 20 3 36 p m A Smith touchdown is negated because he was in the no run zone He scrambled after C J Mosley attempted to blitz him which is the only scenario where QBs can run so not sure what the issue there is 3 35 p m This time it s Smith s turn for a receiver Kittle to drop an easy pass One play later he finds KaVontae Turpin underneath to set up third and goal from the 3 3 34 p m NFC gets the ball out of halftime The conference scored on all but the last drive in the first half 3 30 p m Smith s pass is intercepted by Derwin James in the end zone He returns it but can t get in the end zone tying the game at 20 20 heading into the second half 3 28 p m NFC gets across midfield and calls timeout with one second left for one more play before halftime 3 27 p m Huntley to Adams in the back of the end zone is good for a 2 point conversion tying the game at 20 20 with just seconds left on the clock 3 25 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley throws to Adams who pitches it back to Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill for the score Jalen Ramsey then bowls over the Miami pass catcher resulting in an unnecessary roughness penalty incomprehensible for a flag football game The resulting yardage will result in a 2 pint try for the AFC 3 21 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC They re scoring at will out there By design obviously Smith this time finds Vikings tight end T J Hockenson not only for the long touchdown but also the 1 point attempt The NFC leads 20 12 with 1 09 left in the first 3 19 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC There s another Huntley Andrews connection almost too easy for the AFC The point after attempt is again no good keeping the NFC in the lead 13 12 3 15 p m That s a two minute warning 3 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC One play later Smith throws a beautiful corner route to CeeDee Lamb for a score The NFC lengthens their lead to 13 6 after the failed 2 point conversion 3 12 p m Turnover on downs AFC Huntley has another ball dropped this time by Ja Marr Chase in the end zone to turn the ball over on downs That gives the NFC the ball at midfield 3 11 p m NFC sends a blitz but Smith avoids the pressure and connects with Adams for a nice gain even though replay shows the ball hit the ground That sets up fourth and mid 3 10 p m Huntley throws a beautiful bottle over the middle to Davante Adams but the ball bounces off the receiver s hands Two plays later and the AFC faces third and mid 3 08 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC And there s an NFC response Geno Smith throws to George Kittle in the flats and none of the AFC defenders can pull the flag as he runs unimpeded for the score The Smith Kyle Juszczyk connection is good for a point to give the NFC an 7 6 lead 3 06 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Tyler Huntley to Ravens teammate Mark Andrews for the first score of the game AFC is going for a 1 point attempt and doesn t get it It s still 6 0 AFC in the first quarter 3 p m The AFC is on offense first already driving down the field in their opening drive The AFC has second and goal from 6 yards out The 2023 Pro Bowl games which will conclude with three flag football games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN ABC and Disney XD Kirk Herbstreit and Pat McAfee will call the game Cable subscribers can stream the Pro Bowl using ESPN s app or website Cable cutters can watch via fuboTV which comes with a free trial In Canada viewers can watch the Pro Bowl with a subscription to DAZN which includes every NFL game The Pro Bowl s second set of events will begin at 3 p m ET on Sunday Feb 12 The flag football games the final events of the Pro Bowl will conclude the competition in Las Vegas They will begin following the conclusion of the Best catch Gridiron Gauntlet Kick Tac Toe and Move the Chains events The 2023 Pro Bowl games will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas marking the second time the venue hosts the event Prior to 2022 the event was held in Orlando Fla over the previous four seasons Prior to that Aloha Stadium in Honolulu was home to the Pro Bowl Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    NFC takes down AFC in revamped all-star game
     Ladies and gentlemen your 2023 Pro Bowl Games champion Eli Manning and the NFC The younger Manning led his team to victory over Peyton and the AFC by way of two victories in the flag football round of competition netting 12 points in the overall competition Even so the NFC needed to overcome a 21 15 deficit to start the final competition after the AFC five skills competitions and the second flag football game Geno Smith led the NFC to a 33 27 victory in the first game over Tyler Huntley and the AFC while Trevor Lawrence led a comeback performance in Game 2 over Jared Goff and the NFC 18 13 The NFC overcame the six point deficit in Game 3 with Kirk Cousins led NFC beating Derek Carr and Co to win the whole thing 35 33 It was about as good a result as the NFL could have hoped for with the game coming down to the final minutes in a close game 6 29 p m Eli Manning and Co beat older brother Peyton and the AFC 35 33 in the new and improved 2023 Pro Bowl Games 6 27 p m That is indeed the call and that will end the game Poyer held Hockenson though even if he hadn t Fitzpatrick would have been penalized for an illegal rush AFC coach Peyton Manning is livid arguing that Cousins should be penalized for taking a knee 6 27 p m Cousins ball falls incomplete but there s a flag in the end zone is this game going to end on defensive holding 6 25 p m Cousins to his Vikings teammate Jefferson for a decent gain but the receiver is tackled short That forces the AFC to use its final timeout with the NFC needing to convert fourth and goal at the 1 6 24 p m Cousins gets a small completion forcing the AFC to use its first timeout 6 23 p m An incomplete pass stops the clock with a minute left in the game 6 23 p m Looks like the NFC is pretty much going to run this clock out with a running clock and the AFC having only two timeouts with which to work 6 19 p m Another halfback pass this one from Jacobs doesn t work out He threw it way behind the intended receiver and has it nearly picked off The NFC gets the ball back 35 33 with just two minutes remaining 6 18 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Carr takes the blitz in stride and finds Knox in the flat for a touchdown and six points The AFC is going for the 2 point conversion with the clock winding toward the two minute warning 6 17 p m Turpin with another timely blitz to set up fourth and goal This is a must score opportunity for the AFC 6 17 p m Third and goal coming up after a Chase drop in the end zone and decent run by Josh Jacobs 6 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins to Kittle for six Then Cousins to Jefferson for the PAT The NFC leads 35 27 in the final half of play 6 13 p m Cousins is leading the NFC on a dink and dunk drive 6 11 p m The NFC starts the second half with the ball and can lengthen its lead with a score Cousins promptly throws a near interception to Bills safety Jordan Poyer 6 07 p m Cousins hits Lamb for the 1 point conversion That gives NFC a 28 27 halftime lead after starting the game down 21 15 6 06 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins just tosses the ball to Juszczyk in the end zone tying the game at 27 27 point after attempt pending 6 04 p m Cousins connects with Juszczyk but he s downed at the 1 yard line The NFC uses its second and final timeout of the game to set up a potential game tying score heading into halftime with 3 seconds remaining 6 03 p m Cousins throws a backward pass to Juszczyk in the end zone he then throws it to a wide open Jefferson for a big gain Timeout NFC with 27 seconds left 6 01 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC And there s Carr s first score of the game with a rolling touchdown pass to Chase That gives the AFC the lead back with just 35 seconds remaining 27 21 following an incompletion on the 1 point attempt 5 59 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins finds St Brown hero of the best catch event to tie the game But Cousins can t connect with Kittle on the ensuing drive keeping the score tied 21 21 with just 1 07 left in the half 5 55 p m Two minute warning 1 57 5 54 p m Interception AFC No one wants to score Cardinals safety Budda Baker picks Carr off and gives it back to the NFC with a chance to tie the game 5 51 p m Turnover on downs NFC The AFC returns the favor with a blitz from Hill Either way it worked for the best The AFC denies a scoring opportunity and takes over at its 1 yard line 5 49 p m Turnover on downs AFC Turpin comes on a blitz on fourth and mid to turn the ball over for the AFC Now the NFC gets its chance with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the charge 5 46 p m The AFC starts with the ball and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets the start He connects with Diggs for a long gain but it s undone by an illegal shift 5 45 p m Remember the AFC starts with a 21 15 lead as a result of the score from the previous skills competitions in the Pro Bowl Games 4 48 p m Turnover on downs NFC It ultimately doesn t matter as Goff overthrows his intended target The AFC wins Game 2 in a defensive struggle 4 46 p m The AFC had the NFC stopped short on fourth down but offsetting penalties illegal blitz by the former and an illegal stiff arm on the NFC gives the latter one more down with 31 seconds left 4 45 p m Things getting close here NFC has fourth and 19 and has only one timeout with 39 seconds left for the go ahead score 4 44 p m Saints linebacker Demario Davis bats Lawrence s pass down keeping the AFC s lead to just five NFC can take the lead with a score 4 40 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence tries to go deep a few times but finally hits Stefon Diggs over the top for a touchdown He didn t get both feet in bounds but it s the Pro Bowl so it s fine The two minute warning is here so the AFC will attempt the 2 point conversion after 4 36 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Goff hits Dalvin Cook for an easy touchdown then threads the needle between Mosley and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for a go ahead score NFC leads 13 12 4 33 p m Interception NFC No score The AFC gets a little tricky throwing a backward pass to Stefon Diggs before he tries to throw it to Lawrence in the end zone Trevon Diggs intercepts it and very nearly returns it for a score 4 32 p m Interception AFC Pat Surtain II jumps Goff s route in defense of Justin Jefferson and returns it near the end zone setting up an easy scoring opportunity 4 32 p m NFC starts the second half on offense needing a score 4 27 p m An incompletion ends the NFC s scoring drive before the clock runs out and it ll have a 12 6 deficit to start the second half 4 24 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC One play later Lawrence hands the ball off to Henry on a zone read to give the AFC the lead That s a bit easier for Henry than on a typical NFL Sunday AFC leads 12 6 over the NFC after Trevon Diggs blankets his older brother 4 23 p m Turnover on downs NFC Jets cornerback Justin Hardee Sr blitzes on fourth down causing Goff to stumble and put the ball on the ground The AFC will take over at about the 19 yard line 4 19 p m There s a two minute warning in the first half Not as high scoring as Game 1 4 17 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence responds with a nice long drive to tie the game with an easy pitch and catch with Adams The 1 point attempt is no good and the conferences remain tied 4 12 p m INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN NFC The NFC sends a blitz with Micah Parsons forcing Lawrence to throw on the run to avoid the safety Alexander picks it off and easily returns it for a touchdown The 2 point conversion attempt between Goff and McCaffrey falls incomplete giving the NFC a 6 0 lead 4 11 p m The AFC s second snap hits the turf just short of the end zone setting up third and mid from the 2 for some reason 4 10 p m Some miscommunication between Lawrence and his intended pass catcher Stefon Diggs The latter s brother Trevon Diggs is in defense of the Bills receiver Doubt there will be much slacking off on his part 4 09 p m The Jaguars Trevor Lawrence gets the second start at QB for the AFC while Jared Goff will get the NFC nod 4 08 p m Here comes the second 7 on 7 flag football game It s all knotted up at 12 apiece following a win each by the NFC in two events between flag football games The AFC won kick tac toe while the NFC won the gridiron gauntlet 3 50 p m FINAL NFC wins Game 1 33 27 over the AFC after time runs out on the latter That s worth six points for the NFC in the overall standings tying the Pro Bowl Games 9 9 3 45 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Smith finds Lamb again for the go ahead score the conference declines a holding penalty on Ramsey making the score 32 27 A successful 1 point conversion makes it 33 26 NFC with just 12 seconds left 3 42 p m Huntley connects with Bills tight end Dawson Knox for the successful point after attempt giving the AFC a 27 26 lead with 2 00 left to play in Game 1 3 41 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley finds Chase all alone in the back of the end zone Jaire Alexander stood idle as he watched the two play catch AFC has a chance to take the lead back with a successful point after conversion 3 41 p m Peyton Manning is arguing with refs over some sort of rule change Either way Huntley finds Derrick Henry for a first down gain 3 37 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Turns out none of that matters Juszczyk tosses a flea flicker back to Smith who then finds him wide open underneath for another touchdown The 1 point conversion is no good though NFC leads 26 20 3 36 p m A Smith touchdown is negated because he was in the no run zone He scrambled after C J Mosley attempted to blitz him which is the only scenario where QBs can run so not sure what the issue there is 3 35 p m This time it s Smith s turn for a receiver Kittle to drop an easy pass One play later he finds KaVontae Turpin underneath to set up third and goal from the 3 3 34 p m NFC gets the ball out of halftime The conference scored on all but the last drive in the first half 3 30 p m Smith s pass is intercepted by Derwin James in the end zone He returns it but can t get in the end zone tying the game at 20 20 heading into the second half 3 28 p m NFC gets across midfield and calls timeout with one second left for one more play before halftime 3 27 p m Huntley to Adams in the back of the end zone is good for a 2 point conversion tying the game at 20 20 with just seconds left on the clock 3 25 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley throws to Adams who pitches it back to Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill for the score Jalen Ramsey then bowls over the Miami pass catcher resulting in an unnecessary roughness penalty incomprehensible for a flag football game The resulting yardage will result in a 2 pint try for the AFC 3 21 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC They re scoring at will out there By design obviously Smith this time finds Vikings tight end T J Hockenson not only for the long touchdown but also the 1 point attempt The NFC leads 20 12 with 1 09 left in the first 3 19 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC There s another Huntley Andrews connection almost too easy for the AFC The point after attempt is again no good keeping the NFC in the lead 13 12 3 15 p m That s a two minute warning 3 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC One play later Smith throws a beautiful corner route to CeeDee Lamb for a score The NFC lengthens their lead to 13 6 after the failed 2 point conversion 3 12 p m Turnover on downs AFC Huntley has another ball dropped this time by Ja Marr Chase in the end zone to turn the ball over on downs That gives the NFC the ball at midfield 3 11 p m NFC sends a blitz but Smith avoids the pressure and connects with Adams for a nice gain even though replay shows the ball hit the ground That sets up fourth and mid 3 10 p m Huntley throws a beautiful bottle over the middle to Davante Adams but the ball bounces off the receiver s hands Two plays later and the AFC faces third and mid 3 08 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC And there s an NFC response Geno Smith throws to George Kittle in the flats and none of the AFC defenders can pull the flag as he runs unimpeded for the score The Smith Kyle Juszczyk connection is good for a point to give the NFC an 7 6 lead 3 06 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Tyler Huntley to Ravens teammate Mark Andrews for the first score of the game AFC is going for a 1 point attempt and doesn t get it It s still 6 0 AFC in the first quarter 3 p m The AFC is on offense first already driving down the field in their opening drive The AFC has second and goal from 6 yards out The 2023 Pro Bowl games which will conclude with three flag football games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN ABC and Disney XD Kirk Herbstreit and Pat McAfee will call the game Cable subscribers can stream the Pro Bowl using ESPN s app or website Cable cutters can watch via fuboTV which comes with a free trial In Canada viewers can watch the Pro Bowl with a subscription to DAZN which includes every NFL game The Pro Bowl s second set of events will begin at 3 p m ET on Sunday Feb 12 The flag football games the final events of the Pro Bowl will conclude the competition in Las Vegas They will begin following the conclusion of the Best catch Gridiron Gauntlet Kick Tac Toe and Move the Chains events The 2023 Pro Bowl games will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas marking the second time the venue hosts the event Prior to 2022 the event was held in Orlando Fla over the previous four seasons Prior to that Aloha Stadium in Honolulu was home to the Pro Bowl Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    NFC takes down AFC in revamped all-star game
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    NFC takes down AFC in revamped all-star game

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2023 Pro Bowl Games champion: Eli Manning and the NFC.

    The younger Manning led his team to victory over Peyton and the AFC by way of two victories in the flag football round of competition, netting 12 points in the overall competition. Even so, the NFC needed to overcome a 21-15 deficit to start the final competition after the AFC five skills competitions and the second flag football game.

    Geno Smith led the NFC to a 33-27 victory in the first game over Tyler Huntley and the AFC, while Trevor Lawrence led a comeback performance in Game 2 over Jared Goff and the NFC, 18-13. The NFC overcame the six-point deficit in Game 3, with Kirk Cousins-led NFC beating Derek Carr and Co. to win the whole thing 35-33.

    It was about as good a result as the NFL could have hoped for, with the game coming down to the final minutes in a close game.

    6:29 p.m.: Eli Manning and Co. beat older brother Peyton and the AFC 35-33 in the new and improved 2023 Pro Bowl Games.

    6:27 p.m.: That is indeed the call and that will end the game! Poyer held Hockenson (though even if he hadn't, Fitzpatrick would have been penalized for an illegal rush). AFC coach Peyton Manning is livid, arguing that Cousins should be penalized for taking a knee.

    6:27 p.m.: Cousins' ball falls incomplete but there's a flag in the end zone ... is this game going to end on defensive holding?

    6:25 p.m.: Cousins to his Vikings teammate Jefferson for a decent gain, but the receiver is tackled short. That forces the AFC to use its final timeout with the NFC needing to convert fourth-and-goal at the 1.

    6:24 p.m.: Cousins gets a small completion, forcing the AFC to use its first timeout.

    6:23 p.m.: An incomplete pass stops the clock with a minute left in the game.

    6:23 p.m.: Looks like the NFC is pretty much going to run this clock out with a running clock and the AFC having only two timeouts with which to work.

    6:19 p.m.: Another halfback pass (this one from Jacobs) doesn't work out. He threw it way behind the intended receiver and has it nearly picked off. The NFC gets the ball back 35-33 with just two minutes remaining.

    6:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Carr takes the blitz in stride and finds Knox in the flat for a touchdown and six points. The AFC is going for the 2-point conversion with the clock winding toward the two-minute warning.

    6:17 p.m.: Turpin with another timely blitz to set up fourth-and-goal. This is a must-score opportunity for the AFC.

    6:17 p.m.: Third-and-goal coming up after a Chase drop in the end zone and decent run by Josh Jacobs.

    6:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Cousins to Kittle for six! Then Cousins to Jefferson for the PAT! The NFC leads 35-27 in the final half of play.

    6:13 p.m.: Cousins is leading the NFC on a dink-and-dunk drive.

    6:11 p.m.: The NFC starts the second half with the ball, and can lengthen its lead with a score. Cousins promptly throws a near-interception to Bills safety Jordan Poyer.

    6:07 p.m.: Cousins hits Lamb for the 1-point conversion! That gives NFC a 28-27 halftime lead after starting the game down 21-15.

    6:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Cousins just tosses the ball to Juszczyk in the end zone, tying the game at 27-27 — point-after attempt pending.

    6:04 p.m.: Cousins connects with Juszczyk, but he's downed at the 1-yard line. The NFC uses its second and final timeout of the game to set up a potential game-tying score heading into halftime with 3 seconds remaining.

    6:03 p.m.: Cousins throws a backward pass to Juszczyk in the end zone; he then throws it to a wide open Jefferson for a big gain. Timeout NFC with 27 seconds left.

    6:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. And there's Carr's first score of the game with a rolling touchdown pass to Chase. That gives the AFC the lead back with just 35 seconds remaining — 27-21 following an incompletion on the 1-point attempt.

    5:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Cousins finds St. Brown, hero of the best catch event, to tie the game. But Cousins can't connect with Kittle on the ensuing drive, keeping the score tied 21-21 with just 1:07 left in the half.

    5:55 p.m.: Two-minute warning (1:57).

    5:54 p.m.: Interception, AFC. No one wants to score! Cardinals safety Budda Baker picks Carr off and gives it back to the NFC with a chance to tie the game.

    5:51 p.m.: Turnover on downs, NFC. The AFC returns the favor with a blitz from ... Hill? Either way, it worked for the best: The AFC denies a scoring opportunity and takes over at its 1-yard line.

    5:49 p.m.: Turnover on downs, AFC. Turpin comes on a blitz on fourth-and-mid to turn the ball over for the AFC. Now the NFC gets its chance with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the charge.

    5:46 p.m.: The AFC starts with the ball, and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets the start. He connects with Diggs for a long gain, but it's undone by an illegal shift.

    5:45 p.m.: Remember, the AFC starts with a 21-15 lead as a result of the score from the previous skills competitions in the Pro Bowl Games.

    4:48 p.m.: Turnover on downs, NFC. It ultimately doesn't matter as Goff overthrows his intended target. The AFC wins Game 2 in a defensive struggle.

    4:46 p.m.: The AFC had the NFC stopped short on fourth down, but offsetting penalties — illegal blitz by the former and an illegal stiff-arm on the NFC — gives the latter one more down with 31 seconds left.

    4:45 p.m.: Things getting close here. NFC has fourth-and-19 and has only one timeout with 39 seconds left for the go-ahead score.

    4:44 p.m.: Saints linebacker Demario Davis bats Lawrence's pass down, keeping the AFC's lead to just five. NFC can take the lead with a score.

    4:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Lawrence tries to go deep a few times, but finally hits Stefon Diggs over the top for a touchdown! He didn't get both feet in bounds but it's the Pro Bowl, so it's fine. The two-minute warning is here, so the AFC will attempt the 2-point conversion after.

    4:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Goff hits Dalvin Cook for an easy touchdown, then threads the needle between Mosley and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for a go-ahead score. NFC leads 13-12.

    4:33 p.m.: Interception, NFC! No score! The AFC gets a little tricky, throwing a backward pass to Stefon Diggs before he tries to throw it to Lawrence in the end zone. Trevon Diggs intercepts it and very nearly returns it for a score.

    4:32 p.m.: Interception, AFC! Pat Surtain II jumps Goff's route in defense of Justin Jefferson and returns it near the end zone, setting up an easy scoring opportunity.

    4:32 p.m.: NFC starts the second half on offense, needing a score.

    4:27 p.m.: An incompletion ends the NFC's scoring drive before the clock runs out, and it'll have a 12-6 deficit to start the second half.

    4:24 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. One play later, Lawrence hands the ball off to Henry on a zone read to give the AFC the lead. That's a bit easier for Henry than on a typical NFL Sunday. AFC leads 12-6 over the NFC after Trevon Diggs blankets his older brother.

    4:23 p.m.: Turnover on downs, NFC. Jets cornerback Justin Hardee Sr. blitzes on fourth down, causing Goff to stumble and put the ball on the ground. The AFC will take over at about the 19-yard line.

    4:19 p.m.: There's a two-minute warning in the first half. Not as high-scoring as Game 1.

    4:17 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Lawrence responds with a nice long drive to tie the game with an easy pitch-and-catch with Adams. The 1-point attempt is no good, and the conferences remain tied.

    4:12 p.m.: INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN, NFC. The NFC sends a blitz with Micah Parsons, forcing Lawrence to throw on the run to avoid the safety. Alexander picks it off and easily returns it for a touchdown. The 2-point conversion attempt between Goff and McCaffrey falls incomplete, giving the NFC a 6-0 lead.

    4:11 p.m.: The AFC's second snap hits the turf just short of the end zone, setting up third-and-mid ... from the 2, for some reason.

    4:10 p.m.: Some miscommunication between Lawrence and his intended pass-catcher, Stefon Diggs. The latter's brother, Trevon Diggs, is in defense of the Bills receiver. Doubt there will be much slacking off on his part.

    4:09 p.m.: The Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence gets the second start at QB for the AFC, while Jared Goff will get the NFC nod.

    4:08 p.m.: Here comes the second 7-on-7 flag football game. It's all knotted up at 12 apiece following a win each by the NFC in two events between flag football games: The AFC won kick-tac-toe while the NFC won the gridiron gauntlet.

    3:50 p.m.: FINAL: NFC wins Game 1 33-27 over the AFC after time runs out on the latter. That's worth six points for the NFC in the overall standings, tying the Pro Bowl Games 9-9.

    3:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Smith finds Lamb again for the go-ahead score — the conference declines a holding penalty on Ramsey, making the score 32-27. A successful 1-point conversion makes it 33-26 NFC with just 12 seconds left.

    3:42 p.m.: Huntley connects with Bills tight end Dawson Knox for the successful point-after attempt, giving the AFC a 27-26 lead with 2:00 left to play in Game 1.

    3:41 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Huntley finds Chase all alone in the back of the end zone! Jaire Alexander stood idle as he watched the two play catch. AFC has a chance to take the lead back with a successful point-after conversion.

    3:41 p.m.: Peyton Manning is arguing with refs over some sort of rule change. Either way, Huntley finds Derrick Henry for a first-down gain.

    3:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Turns out, none of that matters. Juszczyk tosses a flea-flicker back to Smith, who then finds him wide open underneath for another touchdown. The 1-point conversion is no good, though. NFC leads 26-20.

    3:36 p.m.: A Smith touchdown is negated because he was in the "no-run zone." He scrambled after C.J. Mosley attempted to blitz him, which is the only scenario where QBs can run, so not sure what the issue there is.

    3:35 p.m.: This time it's Smith's turn for a receiver — Kittle — to drop an easy pass. One play later, he finds KaVontae Turpin underneath to set up third-and-goal from the 3.

    3:34 p.m.: NFC gets the ball out of halftime. The conference scored on all but the last drive in the first half.

    3:30 p.m.: Smith's pass is intercepted by Derwin James in the end zone. He returns it but can't get in the end zone, tying the game at 20-20 heading into the second half.

    3:28 p.m.: NFC gets across midfield and calls timeout with one second left for one more play before halftime.

    3:27 p.m.: Huntley to Adams in the back of the end zone is good for a 2-point conversion, tying the game at 20-20 with just seconds left on the clock.

    3:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Huntley throws to Adams who pitches it back to Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill for the score. Jalen Ramsey then bowls over the Miami pass-catcher, resulting in an unnecessary roughness penalty — incomprehensible for a flag football game. The resulting yardage will result in a 2-pint try for the AFC.

    3:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. They're scoring at will out there! (By design, obviously(. Smith this time finds Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson, not only for the long touchdown but also the 1-point attempt. The NFC leads 20-12 with 1:09 left in the first.

    3:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. There's another Huntley-Andrews connection — almost too easy for the AFC. The point-after attempt is again no good, keeping the NFC in the lead, 13-12.

    3:15 p.m.: That's a two-minute warning.

    3:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. One play later, Smith throws a beautiful corner route to CeeDee Lamb for a score! The NFC lengthens their lead to 13-6 after the failed 2-point conversion.

    3:12 p.m.: Turnover on downs, AFC. Huntley has another ball dropped, this time by Ja'Marr Chase in the end zone, to turn the ball over on downs. That gives the NFC the ball at midfield.

    3:11 p.m.: NFC sends a blitz, but Smith avoids the pressure and connects with Adams for a nice gain (even though replay shows the ball hit the ground). That sets up fourth-and-mid.

    3:10 p.m.: Huntley throws a beautiful bottle over the middle to Davante Adams, but the ball bounces off the receiver's hands. Two plays later and the AFC faces third-and-mid.

    3:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. And there's an NFC response! Geno Smith throws to George Kittle in the flats, and none of the AFC defenders can pull the flag as he runs unimpeded for the score. The Smith-Kyle Juszczyk connection is good for a point to give the NFC an 7-6 lead.

    3:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Tyler Huntley to Ravens teammate Mark Andrews for the first score of the game! AFC is going for a 1-point attempt ... and doesn't get it. It's still 6-0 AFC in the first quarter.

    3 p.m.: The AFC is on offense first, already driving down the field in their opening drive. The AFC has second-and-goal from 6 yards out.

    The 2023 Pro Bowl games, which will conclude with three flag football games, will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, ABC and Disney XD. Kirk Herbstreit and Pat McAfee will call the game.

    Cable subscribers can stream the Pro Bowl using ESPN's app or website. Cable-cutters can watch via fuboTV, which comes with a free trial. In Canada, viewers can watch the Pro Bowl with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

    The Pro Bowl's second set of events will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12. The flag football games, the final events of the Pro Bowl, will conclude the competition in Las Vegas. They will begin following the conclusion of the Best catch, Gridiron Gauntlet, Kick Tac Toe and Move the Chains events.

    The 2023 Pro Bowl games will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, marking the second time the venue hosts the event. Prior to 2022, the event was held in Orlando, Fla. over the previous four seasons. Prior to that, Aloha Stadium in Honolulu was home to the Pro Bowl.

    Credit: sportingnews.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  When Jordan Mailata was skipping school on a Monday morning to watch the Super Bowl at home in Sydney mainly for the halftime show he could never have envisaged he d be playing in one But the hulking Australian is now revelling in the excitement of the biggest sporting event on the US calendar having used the mantra of defying people who tell him what he can t do to help guide his Philadelphia Eagles to the decider Mailata didn t celebrate after the Eagles won last week s NFC Championship game to lock in a Super Bowl date with the Kansas City Chiefs knowing the job was not done While the one time NRL hopeful is doing best to enjoy and soak in all the experiences that come with the two week Super Bowl lead in he s also keeping his mind locked in on the job at hand under advisement from his senior teammates who tasted success in 2019 I m so focused in on the game right now he told a media scrum jostling to speak to the 160kg offensive tackle in Philadelphia I m going to enjoy all the experiences but the advice I received from the vets is to stay focused and locked in Wherever our feet are just focus there The Eagles left for Arizona on Monday morning to round out their preparations for the Super Bowl showdown with the Chiefs Mailata told the locals about his Super Bowl experiences in Australia and they didn t include watching the game for the game Yeah skipping school to watch I probably shouldn t have done that he said But I didn t understand the game I was just watching it mostly for the halftime performances That s a real story He understands the game now after doing more mental reps than potentially anyone after being drafted by the Eagles despite never having played the game It s so hard you really want to go on the field and be part of what we re building but you can t do that he said of his learning experience You ve got to learn how to be a professional and take your mental reps how to take notes in our meetings and be a good student Mailata has evolved beyond a student into a key plank of the Philadelphia offensive unit the man given the task of protecting superstar quarterback Jalen Hurts It s a situation the 25 year old could never have imagined he d be in but one he s achieved because he never gave up with stories of his pursuit of an NRL career that never happened having emerged in recent times as evidence of his sheer will to achieve his goals That same desire helped his team defy the critics to take down the San Francisco 49ers last week and will be needed in spades against the Chiefs in next Monday s Super Bowl I don t like being told I can t do something Mailata said That s probably the reason I m here in America in the first place I can t help but prove people wrong I hate when people tell me I can t do something and that s what we heard all last week This is the No 1 defence in league and we took that as a challenge and we accepted it fully and gave it everything we have I m going to be a broken record and just say the same thing but because that s what I ve been doing all year I just want to do what I ve done all season what s gotten me to this point Credit foxsports com au You can read the original article here
    Aussie Jordan Mailata’s hilarious Super Bowl reveal
     When Jordan Mailata was skipping school on a Monday morning to watch the Super Bowl at home in Sydney mainly for the halftime show he could never have envisaged he d be playing in one But the hulking Australian is now revelling in the excitement of the biggest sporting event on the US calendar having used the mantra of defying people who tell him what he can t do to help guide his Philadelphia Eagles to the decider Mailata didn t celebrate after the Eagles won last week s NFC Championship game to lock in a Super Bowl date with the Kansas City Chiefs knowing the job was not done While the one time NRL hopeful is doing best to enjoy and soak in all the experiences that come with the two week Super Bowl lead in he s also keeping his mind locked in on the job at hand under advisement from his senior teammates who tasted success in 2019 I m so focused in on the game right now he told a media scrum jostling to speak to the 160kg offensive tackle in Philadelphia I m going to enjoy all the experiences but the advice I received from the vets is to stay focused and locked in Wherever our feet are just focus there The Eagles left for Arizona on Monday morning to round out their preparations for the Super Bowl showdown with the Chiefs Mailata told the locals about his Super Bowl experiences in Australia and they didn t include watching the game for the game Yeah skipping school to watch I probably shouldn t have done that he said But I didn t understand the game I was just watching it mostly for the halftime performances That s a real story He understands the game now after doing more mental reps than potentially anyone after being drafted by the Eagles despite never having played the game It s so hard you really want to go on the field and be part of what we re building but you can t do that he said of his learning experience You ve got to learn how to be a professional and take your mental reps how to take notes in our meetings and be a good student Mailata has evolved beyond a student into a key plank of the Philadelphia offensive unit the man given the task of protecting superstar quarterback Jalen Hurts It s a situation the 25 year old could never have imagined he d be in but one he s achieved because he never gave up with stories of his pursuit of an NRL career that never happened having emerged in recent times as evidence of his sheer will to achieve his goals That same desire helped his team defy the critics to take down the San Francisco 49ers last week and will be needed in spades against the Chiefs in next Monday s Super Bowl I don t like being told I can t do something Mailata said That s probably the reason I m here in America in the first place I can t help but prove people wrong I hate when people tell me I can t do something and that s what we heard all last week This is the No 1 defence in league and we took that as a challenge and we accepted it fully and gave it everything we have I m going to be a broken record and just say the same thing but because that s what I ve been doing all year I just want to do what I ve done all season what s gotten me to this point Credit foxsports com au You can read the original article here
    Aussie Jordan Mailata’s hilarious Super Bowl reveal
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    Aussie Jordan Mailata’s hilarious Super Bowl reveal

    When Jordan Mailata was skipping school on a Monday morning to watch the Super Bowl at home in Sydney “mainly for the halftime show”, he could never have envisaged he’d be playing in one.

    But the hulking Australian is now revelling in the excitement of the biggest sporting event on the US calendar having used the mantra of defying people who tell him what he can’t do to help guide his Philadelphia Eagles to the decider.

    Mailata didn’t celebrate after the Eagles won last week’s NFC Championship game to lock in a Super Bowl date with the Kansas City Chiefs, knowing the job was not done.

    While the one-time NRL hopeful is doing best to enjoy and soak in all the experiences that come with the two-week Super Bowl lead-in, he’s also keeping his mind locked in on the job at hand under advisement from his senior teammates who tasted success in 2019.

    “I’m so focused in on the game right now,” he told a media scrum jostling to speak to the 160kg offensive tackle in Philadelphia.

    “I’m going to enjoy all the experiences but the advice I received from the vets is to stay focused and locked in. Wherever our feet are, just focus there.”

    The Eagles left for Arizona on Monday morning to round out their preparations for the Super Bowl showdown with the Chiefs.

    Mailata told the locals about his Super Bowl experiences in Australia, and they didn’t include watching the game for the game.

    “Yeah, skipping school (to watch), I probably shouldn’t have done that,” he said.

    “But I didn’t understand the game, I was just watching it mostly for the halftime performances. That’s a real story.”

    He understands the game now after doing more “mental reps” than potentially anyone after being drafted by the Eagles despite never having played the game.

    “It’s so hard, you really want to go on the field and be part of what we’re building, but you can’t do that,” he said of his learning experience.

    “You’ve got to learn how to be a professional and take your mental reps, how to take notes in our meetings and be a good student.”

    Mailata has evolved beyond a student into a key plank of the Philadelphia offensive unit, the man given the task of protecting superstar quarterback Jalen Hurts.

    It’s a situation the 25-year-old could never have imagined he’d be in but one he’s achieved because he never gave up, with stories of his pursuit of an NRL career that never happened having emerged in recent times as evidence of his sheer will to achieve his goals.

    That same desire helped his team defy the critics to take down the San Francisco 49ers last week and will be needed in spades against the Chiefs in next Monday’s Super Bowl.

    “I don’t like being told I can’t do something,” Mailata said.

    “That’s probably the reason I’m here in America in the first place. I can’t help but prove people wrong.

    “I hate when people tell me I can’t do something and that’s what we heard all (last) week, ‘This is the No.1 defence in league’, and we took that as a challenge and we accepted it fully and gave it everything we have.

    “I‘m going to be a broken record and just say the same thing but because that’s what I’ve been doing all year.

    “I just want to do what I’ve done all season, what’s gotten me to this point.”

    Credit: foxsports.com.au. You can read the original article here.

  •  Tems the Nigerian songstress has won her first ever Grammy award The Afrobeats singer won the Best Melodic Rap Performance category on Sunday night for her role in Wait for U the 2022 hit song by Future featuring Drake The 2023 Grammy Awards ceremony is currently being held at the Crypto com Arena in Los Angeles Trevor Noah is hosting the Grammys for the third year in a row Burna Boy on the other hand lost the Best Global Music Album and the Best Global Music Performance categories Adele Easy on Me Beyonc Break My Soul Bonnie Raitt Just Like That DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross Lil Wayne Jay Z John Legend amp Fridayy God Did Gayle ABCDEFU Harry Styles As It Was Kendrick Lamar The Heart Part 5 Lizzo About Damn Time Steve Lacy Bad Habit Taylor Swift All Too Well 10 Minute Version The Short Film ABBA Don t Shut Me Down Adele Easy on Me Beyonc Break My Soul Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius You and Me on the Rock Doja Cat Woman Harry Styles As It Was Kendrick Lamar The Heart Part 5 Lizzo 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    Tems wins first-ever Grammy award as Burna Boy loses categories
     Tems the Nigerian songstress has won her first ever Grammy award The Afrobeats singer won the Best Melodic Rap Performance category on Sunday night for her role in Wait for U the 2022 hit song by Future featuring Drake The 2023 Grammy Awards ceremony is currently being held at the Crypto com Arena in Los Angeles Trevor Noah is hosting the Grammys for the third year in a row Burna Boy on the other hand lost the Best Global Music Album and the Best Global Music Performance categories Adele Easy on Me Beyonc Break My Soul Bonnie Raitt Just Like That DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross Lil Wayne Jay Z John Legend amp Fridayy God Did Gayle ABCDEFU Harry Styles As It Was Kendrick Lamar The Heart Part 5 Lizzo About Damn Time Steve Lacy Bad Habit Taylor Swift All Too Well 10 Minute Version The Short Film ABBA Don t Shut Me Down Adele Easy on Me Beyonc Break My Soul Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius You and Me on the Rock Doja Cat Woman Harry Styles As It Was Kendrick Lamar The Heart Part 5 Lizzo 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    Tems wins first-ever Grammy award as Burna Boy loses categories
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    Tems wins first-ever Grammy award as Burna Boy loses categories

    Tems, the Nigerian songstress, has won her first-ever Grammy award.

    The Afrobeats singer won the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category on Sunday night for her role in ‘Wait for U’, the 2022 hit song by Future featuring Drake.

    The 2023 Grammy Awards ceremony is currently being held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

    Trevor Noah is hosting the Grammys for the third year in a row.

    Burna Boy, on the other hand, lost the ‘Best Global Music Album’ and the ‘Best Global Music Performance’ categories.

    Adele – “Easy on Me” Beyoncé – “Break My Soul” Bonnie Raitt – “Just Like That” DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy – “God Did” Gayle – “ABCDEFU” Harry Styles – “As It Was” Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” Lizzo – “About Damn Time” Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit” Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film)”

    ABBA – “Don’t Shut Me Down” Adele – “Easy on Me” Beyoncé – “Break My Soul” Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius – “You and Me on the Rock” Doja Cat – “Woman” Harry Styles – “As It Was” Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” Lizzo – “About Damn Time” Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous” Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”

    Adele – “Easy on Me” Bad Bunny – “Moscow Mule” Doja Cat – “Woman” Harry Styles – “As It Was” Lizzo – “About Damn Time” Steve Lacy – “Bad Habit”

    ABBA – “Don’t Shut Me Down” Camila Cabello Featuring Ed Sheeran – “Bam Bam” Coldplay & BTS – “My Universe” Post Malone & Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)” Sam Smith & Kim Petras – “Unholy”

    Beyoncé – “Break My Soul” Bonobo – “Rosewood” David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)” Diplo & Miguel – “Don’t Forget My Love” Kaytranada Featuring H.E.R. – “Intimidated” Rüfüs Du Sol – “On My Knees”

    Danilo Pérez Featuring The Global Messengers – “Fronteras (Borders) Suite: Al-Musafir Blues”Geoffrey Keezer – “Refuge” Miguel Zenón, José Antonio Zayas Cabán, Ryan Smith & Casey Rafn – “El País Invisible” Tasha Warren & Dave Eggar – “African Tales” Tasha Warren & Dave Eggar – “Snapshots”

    Armand Hutton Featuring Terrell Hunt & Just 6 – “As Days Go By (An Arrangement of the Family Matters Theme Song)” Danny Elfman – “Main Titles” Kings Return – “How Deep Is Your Love”Magnus Lindgren, John Beasley & The SWR Big Band Featuring Martin Auer – “Scrapple From the Apple” Remy Le Boeuf – “Minnesota, WI”

    Becca Stevens & Attacca Quartet – “2 + 2 = 5 (Arr. Nathan Schram)” Cécile McLorin Salvant – “Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying”Christine McVie – “Songbird (Orchestral Version)” Jacob Collier Featuring Lizzy McAlpine & John Mayer – “Never Gonna Be Alone” Louis Cole – “Let It Happen”

    DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy – “God Did” Doja Cat – “Vegas” Gunna & Future Featuring Young Thug – “Pushin P” Hitkidd & Glorilla – “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

    DJ Khaled Featuring Future & SZA – “Beautiful”Future Featuring Drake & Tems – “Wait for U” Jack Harlow – “First Class” Kendrick Lamar Featuring Blxst & Amanda Reifer – “Die Hard” Latto – “Big Energy (Live)”

    DJ Khaled Featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy – “God Did” Future Featuring Drake & Tems – “Wait for U” Gunna & Future Featuring Young Thug – “Pushin P” Jack Harlow Featuring Drake – “Churchill Downs”Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

    Amy Allen Laura Veltz Nija Charles The-Dream Tobias Jesso Jr.

    Beyoncé – “Be Alive” Carolina Gaitán – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Jessy Wilson Featuring Angélique Kidjo – “Keep Rising (The Woman King)” Lady Gaga – “Hold My Hand” Taylor Swift – “Carolina” 4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo & Grayson Villanueva – “Nobody Like U”

    Beyoncé – “Virgo’s Groove” Jazmine Sullivan – “Hurt Me So Good” Lucky Daye – “Over” Mary J. Blige Featuring Anderson .Paak – “Here With Me”Muni Long – “Hrs & Hrs”

    Snoh Aalegra – “Do 4 Love” Babyface Featuring Ella Mai – “Keeps On Fallin’”Beyoncé – “Plastic Off the Sofa” Adam Blackstone Featuring Jazmine Sullivan – “‘Round Midnight” Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous”

    Beyoncé – “Cuff It” Jazmine Sullivan – “Hurt Me So Good” Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous” Muni Long – “Hrs & Hrs” PJ Morton – “Please Don’t Walk Away”

    Adele – “Easy on Me” BTS – “Yet to Come” Doja Cat – “Woman” Harry Styles – “As It Was” Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” Taylor Swift – “All Too Well: The Short Film”

    Arctic Monkeys – “There’d Better Be a Mirrorball” Big Thief – “Certainty” Florence and the Machine – “King”Wet Leg – “Chaise Lounge” Yeah Yeah Yeahs Featuring Perfume Genius – “Spitting Off the Edge of the World”

    Ambrose Akinmusire – “Rounds (Live)” Gerald Albright – “Keep Holding On” John Beasley – “Cherokee/Koko” Marcus Baylor – “Call of the Drum” Melissa Aldana – “Falling”Wayne Shorter & Leo Genovese – “Endangered Species”

    Arooj Aftab & Anoushka Shankar – “Udhero Na” Burna Boy – “Last Last” Matt B & Eddy Kenzo – “Gimme Love” Rocky Dawuni Featuring Blvk H3ro – “Neva Bow Down”Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini & Nomcebo Zikode – “Bayethe”

    Aaron Neville & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Stompin’ Ground” Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell – “Prodigal Daughter” Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton – “Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)” Fantastic Negrito – “Oh Betty” Madison Cunningham – “Life According to Raechel”

    Asleep at the Wheel Featuring Lyle Lovett – “There You Go Again” Blind Boys of Alabama Featuring Black Violin – “The Message” Bonnie Raitt – “Made Up Mind” Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius – “You and Me on the Rock” Eric Alexandrakis – “Silver Moon [A Tribute to Michael Nesmith]”

    Anaïs Mitchell – “Bright Star” Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell – “Prodigal Daughter” Bonnie Raitt – “Just Like That” Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius – “You and Me on the Rock” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – “High and Lonesome” Sheryl Crow – “Forever”

    Boston Modern Orchestra Project & Odyssey Opera Chorus – “Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X” The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus – “Blanchard: Fire Shut Up in My Bones” The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & The Metropolitan Opera Chorus – “Eurydice”

    The Crossing – “Born” English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir – “J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245” The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Ailyn Pérez, Michelle DeYoung, Matthew Polenzani & Eric Owens – “Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11”

    Attacca Quartet – “Caroline Shaw: Evergreen” Dover Quartet – “Beethoven: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 – The Middle Quartets” Neave Trio – “Musical Remembrances” Publiquartet – “What Is American” Third Coast Percussion – “Perspectives”

    Daniil Trifonov – “Bach: The Art of Life” Hilary Hahn – “Abels: Isolation Variation” Mak Grgić – A Night in Upper Town – “The Music of Zoran Krajacic” Mitsuko Uchida – “Beethoven: Diabelli Variations” Time for Three, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Xian Zhang – “Letters for the Future”

    Il Pomo d’Oro – Eden Nicholas Phan, Brooklyn Rider, The Knights & Eric Jacobsen – Stranger – Works for Tenor by Nico Muhly Renée Fleming & Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene Sasha Cooke & Kirill Kuzmin – How Do I Find You Will Liverman, Paul Sánchez & J’Nai Bridges – Shawn E. Okpebholo: Lord, How Come Me Here?

    Andris Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester – “Gubaidulina: The Wrath of God” Carlos Simon, MK Zulu, Marco Pavé & Hub New Music – “Simon: Requiem for the Enslaved” Ian Rosenbaum & Dover Quartet – “Akiho: Ligneous Suite” Jack Quartet – “Bermel: Intonations” Time for Three, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Xian Zhang – “Puts: Contact”

    Kelsea Ballerini – “Heartfirst” Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town” Miranda Lambert – “In His Arms” Willie Nelson – “Live Forever” Zach Bryan – “Something in the Orange”

    Brothers Osborne – “Midnight Rider’s Prayer” Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt – “Wishful Drinking” Luke Combs & Miranda Lambert – “Outrunnin’ Your Memory” Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton – “Does He Love You (Revisited)” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – “Gonig Where the Lonely Go”

    Cody Johnson – “’Til You Can’t” Luke Combs – “Doin’ This” Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town” Miranda Lambert – “If I Was a Cowboy” Taylor Swift – “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” Willie Nelson – “I’ll Love You Till the Day I Die”

    Beck – “Old Man” The Black Keys – “Wild Child”Brandi Carlile – “Broken Horses” Bryan Adams – “So Happy It Hurts” IDLES – “Crawl!” Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck – “Patient Number 9” Turnstile – “Holiday”

    Ghost – “Call Me Little Sunshine” Megadeth – “We’ll Be Back” Muse – “Kill or Be Killed”Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Tony Iommi – “Degradation Rules” Turnstile – “Blackout”

    Brandi Carlile – “Broken Horses” Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Jeff Beck – “Patient Number 9” Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Black Summer” Turnstile – “Blackout” The War on Drugs – “Harmonia’s Dream”

    Doe – “When I Pray” Erica Campbell – “Positive” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin – “Kingdom” PJ Morton Featuring Zacardi Cortez, Gene Moore, Samoht, Tim Rogers & Darrel Walls – “The Better Benediction” Tye Tribbett – “Get Up”

    Chris Tomlin – “Holy Forever” Crowder & Dante Bowe Featuring Maverick City Music – “God Really Loves Us (Radio Version)” Doe – “So Good” For King & Country & Hillary Scott – “For God Is With Us” Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin – “Fear Is Not My Future” Phil Wickham – “Hymn of Heaven (Radio Version)”

    Beyoncé – “Break My Soul (Terry Hunter Remix)” Ellie Goulding – “Easy Lover (Four Tet Remix)” The Knocks & Dragonette – “Slow Song (Paul Woolford Remix)”Lizzo – “About Damn Time (Purple Disco Machine Remix)” Wet Leg – “Too Late Now (Soulwax Remix)”

    Credit: lifestyle.thecable.ng. You can read the original article here.

  •  Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo Alonso 80 15 Christensen 18 Alba Balde 84 8 Pedri 5 Busquets Kessie 9 21 de Jong 6 Gavi Fati 80 22 Raphinha Torres 84 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna Ocampos 65 21 O Torres Lamela 46 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye Fernando 83 15 En Nesyri Gil 46 88th min Marc Andre ter Stegen is finally called into action for the first time all match easily collecting a Lucas Ocampos header that s straight into his chest He s had almost nothing to do all match 83rd min Jordi Alba and Raphinha are both withdrawn to bring on Ferran Torres and Alex Balde and the Camp Nou crowd gives them a huge applause Sevilla also make a swap with Pape Gueye yanked in favor of Fernando 79th min GOAL BARCELONA Raphinha gets his goal and Jordi Alba gets the assist as both are providing key moments in this second half It s a classic goal with Sevilla unable to prevent the pace of Alba down the left feeding a perfect cross to Raphinha crashing the goal mouth and hammering it in That s a bad goal to concede with Sevilla undone in the simplest of ways 75th min Sevilla are a complete mess now continually giving the ball away Raphinha takes on two defenders and is fouled right at the top of the 18 yard box and nearly draws a penalty but it s given as a free kick just outside the area A yellow card is issued to Joan Jordan for the foul 71st min GOAL BARCELONA Xavi has been talking Gavi up for weeks and he continues to show his quality getting Barcelona s second goal of the day That man Raphinha who s again had a tough day at the office provides the assist running at a defender down the right before cutting back to the inside and feeding the ball across the face of goal It seems likely that his cross was probably intended for Robert Lewandowski at the near post but the ball squirts past him and somehow skitters by the goalkeeper to the far post where Gavi waits all by himself for the tap in There s really no way back for Sevilla here as they have provided almost no resistance all game 63rd min Jules Kounde rips one from a good 30 yards out and sails it miles over the bar Barca are now really enjoying their football after going in front and it looks a long way back for Sevilla now a goal down and unable to get on the ball There s a concern now for Sevilla as they re forced into a change with an injury to Marcos Acuna who s one of their more positive players going forward Coming on in his place is Lucas Ocampos 58th min GOAL BARCELONA It s the diagonal ball again that creates a chance and sure enough Barcelona find their opener The ball falls to Raphinha with that same run as before and heads to Franck Kessie at the penalty spot where the ball sticks at his feet The Nigerian produces a fabulous turn to switch his vision and find Jordi Alba making a far post run and Alba slots it home with a calm finish 56th min Barcelona come very close here to creating a good chance with Pedri delivering a great diagonal ball to Raphinha on the right who got free but the Brazilian couldn t decide whether to head on goal from a tight angle or head across to Robert Lewandowski Instead he did neither and headed it right into the chest of Yassine Bounou While that didn t come off the slight change in approach for Barcelona in the final third has started to create openings in the packed in Sevilla defence 51st min Barcelona have ditched their tiki taka approach just a bit and have begun to send more balls into the penalty area via lateral crosses and vertical deliveries A clear tactical tweak from Xavi that does seem to be troubling Sevilla bit although it fails to produce anything just yet 47th min It looks like Ivan Rakitic of all people is playing up front as a central striker Talk about a False 9 Rakitic de falso 9 Esto no te lo firma ni Ancelotti en el 0 4 Kickoff The second half is under way and there are no changes from Xavi at this point The Barcelona boss has been known to trust his tactical approach and players even when things look ugly at times It s tough to say the first 45 minutes looked ugly by any stretch but they lacked creativity and were clearly instructed to prefer safe passes and possessional dominance over 1v1 take ons and attacking with pace We ll see how long Xavi sticks with that approach before deciding to make a change if it stays scoreless Sevilla do make a change however a pair in fact as Youssouf En Nesyri is yanked in favor of Bryan Gil Oliver Torres also comes off with Erik Lamela brought on to battle the midfield numbers Final 1T Barcelona 0 0 Sevilla Los de Xavi dominan la pelota y la presi n alta asfixia la salida limpia de los andaluces pero no logran generar peligro claro El 5 2 3 de Sampaoli ha nublado la creatividad de los catalanes cerca del rea de Bono Jorge Sampaoli s defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski s hit in the moment of the first half Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half as the four midfielders are dominating the ball but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation this is one of those games where Bar a need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on 45 1 min Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle and just can t find anything Gavi doesn t see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field Raphinha s entry feed is blocked There s just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo It s one of those orange cards as his spikes were up into Araujo s ankle and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue There s some chatter about that being a straight red tackle but it s probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field 42nd min Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter attack and it went about as well as you d expect with a tall lumbering striker on the ball at pace Plodding forward on the ball he s got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight but Lewandowski just doesn t seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it s easily cut out by a Sevilla defender Lewandowski s a striker not a No 10 and that s quite evident here Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there who made a great darting run If that s Messi on the ball there 39th min Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc Andre ter Stegen Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession and Sevilla are finally building into the match 35th min Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can t find a way through The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel and Barcelona win the ball back 26th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area and it s got serious venom That s headed for inside the side netting but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball tipping it wide What a stop The shot had a 0 02 xG number a very speculative effort but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0 34 xGOT number indicating what a great whack it was and an even better stop by Bounou Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities It s 70 30 right now but it feels like more than that Sure enough ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90 10 over the last 15 minutes which is more like it 20th min Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment already winning their fourth corner of the match It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure 17th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has an effort but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six yard box and from a tight angle he s got a chance to fire it on frame It s blocked slightly by Gudelj which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner but he puts it just wide left of the post 16th min A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski and it s an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner A great bit of defending in all honesty given the angle of that delivery 13th min There s some needle to this match already Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna and then the referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down Keep an eye on that one 9th min Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie s introduction and catch Barcelona down a man but the hosts defended that possession extremely well Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season and is thought likely to leave the club They still haven t quite sorted out a plan to replace him with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep lying No 6 role He ll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets injury 6th min Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi indicating he can t continue That s a big early blow for Barcelona and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress For now Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced 3rd min Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession unsurprisingly but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third It s a 4 3 3 early on with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide It s extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank and he s requiring treatment looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets which isn t a great sign for the club captain Kickoff The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table Can they bury Real Madrid There s still a ton of football to be played but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record Sevilla haven t won at the Camp Nou since 2002 a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Raphinha, Alba run riot
     Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo Alonso 80 15 Christensen 18 Alba Balde 84 8 Pedri 5 Busquets Kessie 9 21 de Jong 6 Gavi Fati 80 22 Raphinha Torres 84 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna Ocampos 65 21 O Torres Lamela 46 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye Fernando 83 15 En Nesyri Gil 46 88th min Marc Andre ter Stegen is finally called into action for the first time all match easily collecting a Lucas Ocampos header that s straight into his chest He s had almost nothing to do all match 83rd min Jordi Alba and Raphinha are both withdrawn to bring on Ferran Torres and Alex Balde and the Camp Nou crowd gives them a huge applause Sevilla also make a swap with Pape Gueye yanked in favor of Fernando 79th min GOAL BARCELONA Raphinha gets his goal and Jordi Alba gets the assist as both are providing key moments in this second half It s a classic goal with Sevilla unable to prevent the pace of Alba down the left feeding a perfect cross to Raphinha crashing the goal mouth and hammering it in That s a bad goal to concede with Sevilla undone in the simplest of ways 75th min Sevilla are a complete mess now continually giving the ball away Raphinha takes on two defenders and is fouled right at the top of the 18 yard box and nearly draws a penalty but it s given as a free kick just outside the area A yellow card is issued to Joan Jordan for the foul 71st min GOAL BARCELONA Xavi has been talking Gavi up for weeks and he continues to show his quality getting Barcelona s second goal of the day That man Raphinha who s again had a tough day at the office provides the assist running at a defender down the right before cutting back to the inside and feeding the ball across the face of goal It seems likely that his cross was probably intended for Robert Lewandowski at the near post but the ball squirts past him and somehow skitters by the goalkeeper to the far post where Gavi waits all by himself for the tap in There s really no way back for Sevilla here as they have provided almost no resistance all game 63rd min Jules Kounde rips one from a good 30 yards out and sails it miles over the bar Barca are now really enjoying their football after going in front and it looks a long way back for Sevilla now a goal down and unable to get on the ball There s a concern now for Sevilla as they re forced into a change with an injury to Marcos Acuna who s one of their more positive players going forward Coming on in his place is Lucas Ocampos 58th min GOAL BARCELONA It s the diagonal ball again that creates a chance and sure enough Barcelona find their opener The ball falls to Raphinha with that same run as before and heads to Franck Kessie at the penalty spot where the ball sticks at his feet The Nigerian produces a fabulous turn to switch his vision and find Jordi Alba making a far post run and Alba slots it home with a calm finish 56th min Barcelona come very close here to creating a good chance with Pedri delivering a great diagonal ball to Raphinha on the right who got free but the Brazilian couldn t decide whether to head on goal from a tight angle or head across to Robert Lewandowski Instead he did neither and headed it right into the chest of Yassine Bounou While that didn t come off the slight change in approach for Barcelona in the final third has started to create openings in the packed in Sevilla defence 51st min Barcelona have ditched their tiki taka approach just a bit and have begun to send more balls into the penalty area via lateral crosses and vertical deliveries A clear tactical tweak from Xavi that does seem to be troubling Sevilla bit although it fails to produce anything just yet 47th min It looks like Ivan Rakitic of all people is playing up front as a central striker Talk about a False 9 Rakitic de falso 9 Esto no te lo firma ni Ancelotti en el 0 4 Kickoff The second half is under way and there are no changes from Xavi at this point The Barcelona boss has been known to trust his tactical approach and players even when things look ugly at times It s tough to say the first 45 minutes looked ugly by any stretch but they lacked creativity and were clearly instructed to prefer safe passes and possessional dominance over 1v1 take ons and attacking with pace We ll see how long Xavi sticks with that approach before deciding to make a change if it stays scoreless Sevilla do make a change however a pair in fact as Youssouf En Nesyri is yanked in favor of Bryan Gil Oliver Torres also comes off with Erik Lamela brought on to battle the midfield numbers Final 1T Barcelona 0 0 Sevilla Los de Xavi dominan la pelota y la presi n alta asfixia la salida limpia de los andaluces pero no logran generar peligro claro El 5 2 3 de Sampaoli ha nublado la creatividad de los catalanes cerca del rea de Bono Jorge Sampaoli s defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski s hit in the moment of the first half Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half as the four midfielders are dominating the ball but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation this is one of those games where Bar a need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on 45 1 min Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle and just can t find anything Gavi doesn t see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field Raphinha s entry feed is blocked There s just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo It s one of those orange cards as his spikes were up into Araujo s ankle and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue There s some chatter about that being a straight red tackle but it s probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field 42nd min Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter attack and it went about as well as you d expect with a tall lumbering striker on the ball at pace Plodding forward on the ball he s got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight but Lewandowski just doesn t seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it s easily cut out by a Sevilla defender Lewandowski s a striker not a No 10 and that s quite evident here Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there who made a great darting run If that s Messi on the ball there 39th min Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc Andre ter Stegen Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession and Sevilla are finally building into the match 35th min Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can t find a way through The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel and Barcelona win the ball back 26th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area and it s got serious venom That s headed for inside the side netting but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball tipping it wide What a stop The shot had a 0 02 xG number a very speculative effort but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0 34 xGOT number indicating what a great whack it was and an even better stop by Bounou Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities It s 70 30 right now but it feels like more than that Sure enough ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90 10 over the last 15 minutes which is more like it 20th min Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment already winning their fourth corner of the match It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure 17th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has an effort but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six yard box and from a tight angle he s got a chance to fire it on frame It s blocked slightly by Gudelj which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner but he puts it just wide left of the post 16th min A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski and it s an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner A great bit of defending in all honesty given the angle of that delivery 13th min There s some needle to this match already Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna and then the referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down Keep an eye on that one 9th min Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie s introduction and catch Barcelona down a man but the hosts defended that possession extremely well Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season and is thought likely to leave the club They still haven t quite sorted out a plan to replace him with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep lying No 6 role He ll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets injury 6th min Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi indicating he can t continue That s a big early blow for Barcelona and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress For now Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced 3rd min Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession unsurprisingly but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third It s a 4 3 3 early on with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide It s extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank and he s requiring treatment looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets which isn t a great sign for the club captain Kickoff The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table Can they bury Real Madrid There s still a ton of football to be played but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record Sevilla haven t won at the Camp Nou since 2002 a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Raphinha, Alba run riot
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    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Raphinha, Alba run riot

    Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

    The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory, thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1-0 defeat earlier in the day. An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack, and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate.

    Now, it's Barcelona's turn to secure points, and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play.

    The job will be difficult, however, as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised, with three wins in their last four league matches. All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though, and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril, they have yet to prove that they're truly dangerous against top sides. Today, they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season.

    The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

    Barcelona (4-4-2, right to left): 1. ter Stegen (GK) — 23. Kounde, 4. R. Araujo (Alonso, 80'), 15. Christensen, 18. Alba (Balde, 84') — 8. Pedri, 5. Busquets (Kessie, 9'), 21. de Jong, 6. Gavi (Fati, 80') — 22. Raphinha (Torres, 84'), 9. Lewandowski.

    Sevilla (5-4-1, right to left): 13. Bounou (GK) — 2. Montiel, 22. Bade, 6. Grudelj, 4. Rekik, 19. M. Acuna (Ocampos, 65') — 21. O. Torres (Lamela, 46'), 8. Jordan, 10. Rakitic, 18. P. Gueye (Fernando, 83') — 15. En-Nesyri (Gil, 46').

    88th min: Marc-Andre ter Stegen is finally called into action for the first time all match, easily collecting a Lucas Ocampos header that's straight into his chest. He's had almost nothing to do all match.

    83rd min: Jordi Alba and Raphinha are both withdrawn to bring on Ferran Torres and Alex Balde, and the Camp Nou crowd gives them a huge applause. Sevilla also make a swap, with Pape Gueye yanked in favor of Fernando.

    79th min: GOAL! BARCELONA! Raphinha gets his goal, and Jordi Alba gets the assist, as both are providing key moments in this second half! It's a classic goal, with Sevilla unable to prevent the pace of Alba down the left, feeding a perfect cross to Raphinha crashing the goal mouth and hammering it in. That's a bad goal to concede, with Sevilla undone in the simplest of ways.

    75th min: Sevilla are a complete mess now, continually giving the ball away. Raphinha takes on two defenders and is fouled right at the top of the 18-yard box, and nearly draws a penalty, but it's given as a free-kick just outside the area. A yellow card is issued to Joan Jordan for the foul.

    71st min: GOAL! BARCELONA! Xavi has been talking Gavi up for weeks, and he continues to show his quality getting Barcelona's second goal of the day. That man Raphinha, who's again had a tough day at the office, provides the assist, running at a defender down the right before cutting back to the inside and feeding the ball across the face of goal.

    It seems likely that his cross was probably intended for Robert Lewandowski at the near post, but the ball squirts past him and somehow skitters by the goalkeeper, to the far post where Gavi waits all by himself for the tap-in. There's really no way back for Sevilla here, as they have provided almost no resistance all game.

    63rd min: Jules Kounde rips one from a good 30 yards out and sails it miles over the bar. Barca are now really enjoying their football after going in front, and it looks a long way back for Sevilla now a goal down and unable to get on the ball.

    There's a concern now for Sevilla as they're forced into a change, with an injury to Marcos Acuna, who's one of their more positive players going forward. Coming on in his place is Lucas Ocampos.

    58th min: GOAL! BARCELONA! It's the diagonal ball again that creates a chance, and sure enough Barcelona find their opener. The ball falls to Raphinha with that same run as before and heads to Franck Kessie at the penalty spot, where the ball sticks at his feet. The Nigerian produces a fabulous turn to switch his vision and find Jordi Alba making a far-post run, and Alba slots it home with a calm finish.

    56th min: Barcelona come very close here to creating a good chance, with Pedri delivering a great diagonal ball to Raphinha on the right who got free, but the Brazilian couldn't decide whether to head on goal from a tight angle or head across to Robert Lewandowski. Instead, he did neither, and headed it right into the chest of Yassine Bounou.

    While that didn't come off, the slight change in approach for Barcelona in the final third has started to create openings in the packed-in Sevilla defence.

    51st min: Barcelona have ditched their tiki-taka approach just a bit, and have begun to send more balls into the penalty area via lateral crosses and vertical deliveries. A clear tactical tweak from Xavi that does seem to be troubling Sevilla bit, although it fails to produce anything just yet.

    47th min: It looks like Ivan Rakitic, of all people, is playing up front as a central striker. Talk about a False 9!

    Rakitic de falso 9. Esto no te lo firma ni Ancelotti en el 0-4.

    Kickoff: The second half is under way and there are no changes from Xavi at this point. The Barcelona boss has been known to trust his tactical approach and players even when things look ugly at times. It's tough to say the first 45 minutes looked "ugly" by any stretch, but they lacked creativity and were clearly instructed to prefer safe passes and possessional dominance over 1v1 take-ons and attacking with pace. We'll see how long Xavi sticks with that approach before deciding to make a change, if it stays scoreless.

    Sevilla do make a change, however — a pair, in fact, as Youssouf En-Nesyri is yanked in favor of Bryan Gil. Oliver Torres also comes off, with Erik Lamela brought on to battle the midfield numbers.

    Final 1T: Barcelona 0-0 Sevilla Los de Xavi dominan la pelota y la presión alta asfixia la salida limpia de los andaluces, pero no logran generar peligro claro. El 5-2-3 de Sampaoli ha nublado la creatividad de los catalanes cerca del área de Bono.

    Jorge Sampaoli's defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona, and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts, getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski's hit in the moment of the first half.

    Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half, as the four midfielders are dominating the ball, but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence. The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance.

    Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation. this is one of those games where Barça need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on.

    45+1 min: Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third. The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle, and just can't find anything. Gavi doesn't see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field. Raphinha's entry feed is blocked. There's just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona.

    Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo. It's one of those "orange" cards as his spikes were up into Araujo's ankle, and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain. He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue. There's some chatter about that being a straight red tackle, but it's probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field.

    42nd min: Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter-attack, and it went about as well as you'd expect with a tall, lumbering striker on the ball at pace. Plodding forward on the ball, he's got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right, and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight, but Lewandowski just doesn't seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it's easily cut out by a Sevilla defender. Lewandowski's a striker, not a No. 10, and that's quite evident here.

    Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there, who made a great darting run. If that's Messi on the ball there...

    39th min: Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net, as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession, and Sevilla are finally building into the match.

    35th min: Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half, but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can't find a way through. The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel, and Barcelona win the ball back.

    26th min: Chance, Barcelona! Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area, and it's got serious venom! That's headed for inside the side netting, but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save! He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball, tipping it wide. What a stop! The shot had a 0.02 xG number, a very speculative effort, but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0.34 xGOT number, indicating what a great whack it was, and an even better stop by Bounou!

    Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities. It's 70-30 right now, but it feels like more than that. Sure enough, ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90-10 over the last 15 minutes, which is more like it.

    20th min: Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment, already winning their fourth corner of the match. It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure.

    17th min: Chance, Barcelona! Robert Lewandowski has an effort, but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again! Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six-yard box, and from a tight angle he's got a chance to fire it on frame. It's blocked slightly by Gudelj, which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save.

    Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner, but he puts it just wide left of the post.

    16th min: A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski, and it's an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with, but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner. A great bit of defending, in all honesty, given the angle of that delivery.

    13th min: There's some needle to this match already. Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna, and then the referee, Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez, has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down. Keep an eye on that one.

    9th min: Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie's introduction and catch Barcelona down a man, but the hosts defended that possession extremely well. Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter.

    Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season, and is thought likely to leave the club. They still haven't quite sorted out a plan to replace him, with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep-lying No. 6 role. He'll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets' injury.

    6th min: Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi, indicating he can't continue. That's a big early blow for Barcelona, and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress. For now, Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart, but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced.

    3rd min: Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession, unsurprisingly, but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third. It's a 4-3-3 early on, with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide. It's extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup.

    Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank, and he's requiring treatment, looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri. Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline, and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets, which isn't a great sign for the club captain.

    Kickoff: The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp, as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table! Can they bury Real Madrid? There's still a ton of football to be played, but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing.

    5 mins to kick: Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla, now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years. Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions, which is a simply putrid goalscoring record.

    Sevilla haven't won at the Camp Nou since 2002, a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona.

    12 mins to kick: After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out, Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home.

    33 mins to kick: Today's match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup. Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona's incredible defensive record in league play this season, conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games, and one of those was an own-goal in the last match. Those seven goals have come against 15.51 xG and 9.81 xGOT, so ter Stegen's contributions have been enormous.

    He'll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December. Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net, as he's been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances. The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30.75 xG and 28.37 xGOT, so Bounou has also been a large positive in net.

    🇲🇦 Morocco's hero in net Was Yassine Bounou #TheBest keeper in 2022?

    47 mins to kick: Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today's venue, the Nou Camp.

    60 mins to kick: Sevilla have now entered their lineup, and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield. Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench, while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter. There's also a change at the back, as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando.

    75 mins to kick: The Barcelona lineup is in, and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left-back. Balde has been quite good of late, especially in the most recent 2-1 win over Real Betis. There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days, which would necessitate the change.

    95 mins to kick: Barcelona's new No. 6, Gavi, has his manager Xavi all in his feels. As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club, Xavi hasn't been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder. While Gavi isn't quite the same profile of player his current manager once was, it's still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number.

    Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou, but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured, as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation.

    120 mins to kick: Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late, and rightly so. He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games, including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga. Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity, both on the field with consistent minutes, and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star.

    Before today's match, he reiterated his support for Raphinha, praising the winger's contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball. Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati, who has consistently provided a spark off the bench.

    With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks, Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4-4-2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front. Gavi plays in a hybrid role, starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4-3-3.

    Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media, but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn, refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster's numerous contributions off the bench.

    Jordi Alba enters at left-back, a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde.

    Barcelona confirmed starting lineup (4-4-2): ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, R. Araujo, Christensen, Alba — Pedri, Busquets, de Jong, Gavi — Raphinha, Lewandowski.

    Barcelona subs (10): Pena (GK), Tenas (GK), Alonso, S. Roberto, E. Garcia, Balde, Kessie, Fati, F. Torres, Alcaron.

    Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla, and it's mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form. Youssouf En-Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat, but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche. Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late.

    Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short-term injuries, while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer-term issues. Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli, with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks.

    Sevilla confirmed starting lineup (5-4-1): Bounou (GK) — Montiel, Bade, Gudelj, Rekik, Acuna — O. Torres, Jordan, Rakitic, P. Gueye — En-Nesyri.

    Sevilla subs (10): Dmitrovic (GK), A. Flores (GK), Nianzou, Fernando, Suso, C. Alvarez, Ocampos, Mir, Lamela, Gil.

    UK: La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV, with ITV's streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing.

    USA: All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN's premium streaming service ESPN+, requiring a subscription to view.

    Canada: All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN's streaming options, with today's match broadcast on TSN3.

    Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Neds (Australia).

    Credit: sportingnews.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  How to watch and stream Barcelona against Sevilla in La Liga in the United States United Kingdom and India La Liga toppers Barcelona will want to maintain their advantage over Real Madrid when they face Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Catalan giants can make it 10 wins in as many games in all competitions after Wednesday s 2 1 win over Real Betis while Sevilla have struck back to back league wins against Cadiz and Elche in the midst of their struggle in the race against relegation GOAL has all the details about the match including how to watch it on TV and online team news and more In the United States U S the game can be watched on ESPN Viaplay Sports 1 and ITV4 will showcase Barcelona vs Sevilla on TV in the United Kingdom UK with streaming via Viaplay LaLigaTV and ITVX In India the Sports18 network has telecast rights for La Liga games with streaming on JioCinema Ousmane Dembele would take at least until the end of the month to recover from a thigh injury he sustained in last weekend s win over Girona Scorers in the Betis win Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski will continue with Gavi in attack with a left back battle between Alejandro Balde and Jordi Alba Erik Lamela is back from suspension but the likes of Marko Dmitrovic Papu Gomez Alex Telles Marcao Tecatito Fernando and Jesus Navas remain sidelined Youssef En Nesyri will be expected to continue his scoring form after his brace against Elche with Joan Jordan and Pape Gueye likely to start on Sunday Credit goal com You can read the original article here
    Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & where to watch
     How to watch and stream Barcelona against Sevilla in La Liga in the United States United Kingdom and India La Liga toppers Barcelona will want to maintain their advantage over Real Madrid when they face Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Catalan giants can make it 10 wins in as many games in all competitions after Wednesday s 2 1 win over Real Betis while Sevilla have struck back to back league wins against Cadiz and Elche in the midst of their struggle in the race against relegation GOAL has all the details about the match including how to watch it on TV and online team news and more In the United States U S the game can be watched on ESPN Viaplay Sports 1 and ITV4 will showcase Barcelona vs Sevilla on TV in the United Kingdom UK with streaming via Viaplay LaLigaTV and ITVX In India the Sports18 network has telecast rights for La Liga games with streaming on JioCinema Ousmane Dembele would take at least until the end of the month to recover from a thigh injury he sustained in last weekend s win over Girona Scorers in the Betis win Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski will continue with Gavi in attack with a left back battle between Alejandro Balde and Jordi Alba Erik Lamela is back from suspension but the likes of Marko Dmitrovic Papu Gomez Alex Telles Marcao Tecatito Fernando and Jesus Navas remain sidelined Youssef En Nesyri will be expected to continue his scoring form after his brace against Elche with Joan Jordan and Pape Gueye likely to start on Sunday Credit goal com You can read the original article here
    Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & where to watch
    Foreign5 hours ago

    Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time & where to watch

    How to watch and stream Barcelona against Sevilla in La Liga in the United States, United Kingdom and India.

    La Liga toppers Barcelona will want to maintain their advantage over Real Madrid when they face Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

    The Catalan giants can make it 10 wins in as many games in all competitions after Wednesday's 2-1 win over Real Betis, while Sevilla have struck back-to-back league wins against Cadiz and Elche in the midst of their struggle in the race against relegation.

    GOAL has all the details about the match, including how to watch it on TV and online, team news and more.

    In the United States (U.S.), the game can be watched on ESPN+.

    Viaplay Sports 1 and ITV4 will showcase Barcelona vs Sevilla on TV in the United Kingdom (UK), with streaming via Viaplay, LaLigaTV and ITVX.

    In India, the Sports18 network has telecast rights for La Liga games, with streaming on JioCinema.

    Ousmane Dembele would take at least until the end of the month to recover from a thigh injury he sustained in last weekend's win over Girona.

    Scorers in the Betis win, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski will continue with Gavi in attack, with a left-back battle between Alejandro Balde and Jordi Alba.

    Erik Lamela is back from suspension, but the likes of Marko Dmitrovic, Papu Gomez, Alex Telles, Marcao, Tecatito, Fernando and Jesus Navas remain sidelined.

    Youssef En-Nesyri will be expected to continue his scoring form after his brace against Elche, with Joan Jordan and Pape Gueye likely to start on Sunday.

    Credit: goal.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  Harry Kane has once again written his name into the history books at Tottenham Hotspur by becoming the club s new all time top goal scorer claiming a record that has stood for over 50 years In scoring one goal against Manchester City on Sunday Kane took his total for Spurs to 267 to surpass the long standing record held by revered club legend Jimmy Greaves since the 1969 70 season Famed as one of English football s most prolific strikers Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 games in all competitions for Spurs between 1961 and 1970 He scored more than 30 goals in six of the nine seasons he spent at White Hart Lane and even went beyond the 40 goal barrier on one occasion scoring 44 goals in 49 games during the 1962 63 campaign as his team finished First Division runners up before going on to win the European Cup Winners Cup However after scoring in the 1 0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Jan 23 Kane took his Spurs total to 266 goals just one behind his predecessor meaning that his goal against City took him beyond Greaves to become Tottenham s top scorer in all competitions on his 416th appearance Kane s goal on his 304th appearance in the Premier League also saw him join the exclusive 200 Club alongside Alan Shearer 260 goals in 441 games and Wayne Rooney 208 in 491 becoming only the third player in history to net a double hundred in the league Here s a detailed breakdown of Kane s record breaking run for Tottenham along with a selection of his best strikes and landmark goals It stands to reason that Kane has scored more goals in the Premier League than in any other competition given that he s made more appearances in the top flight 304 than anywhere else during a 13 year career in which he has won the Golden Boot three times in 2015 16 2016 17 and 2020 21 Kane has amassed 200 goals in the Premier League but also racked up respectable numbers across the board for Spurs with an additional 45 goals scored in European competition Champions League Europa League and Europa Conference League plus a further 21 goals bagged in domestic cup competitions The 45 goals in 73 games that Kane has scored for Spurs in Europe is a club record in itself and he is also the only player ever to have scored a hat trick in each of the Champions League Europa League and the Europa Conference League Kane has scored at least one goal for Spurs every season from his senior club debut in 2011 12 right through to the present day with the only exception being the 2012 13 campaign the majority of which he spent on loan at Norwich and Leicester City in between injuries The 29 year old forward has scored more than 30 goals in all competitions four times in 12 seasons and has even matched Greaves achievement of passing the 40 goal mark on one occasion That came in 2017 18 when Kane notched 41 goals in 48 games for Spurs in the most prolific campaign of his club career to date On average Kane has a career goal per game rate of 0 64 for Tottenham a touch less than Greaves at 0 70 He also averages 22 5 goals per season not including this season s running total while Greaves average for the North London side was 29 7 goals per season You never forget your first For Kane that came at the age of 18 during a Europa League group stage clash against Shamrock Rovers in mid December 2011 After scoring five goals in League One while on loan at Leyton Orient the season previous the teenager finally got off the mark for Spurs in 2011 12 when he popped up in injury time to add the fourth goal in a routine 4 0 win and thus open his account for the club For the record Kane s first Premier League goal didn t come until April 2014 when he found the net against Sunderland during the first of three appearances he made for Spurs at the tail end of the campaign Kane has certainly scored some delectable goals for Tottenham since 2011 but the best from a purely aesthetic standpoint might be this exquisite first time 20 yard drive against Crystal Palace in March 2021 The striker scored two goals in a comfortable 4 1 win on the day but only after fellow attacking foil Gareth Bale had kicked things off for Jose Mourinho s side with a brace of his own Kane has scored 14 goals in 19 games against North London rivals Arsenal during his career and the best arguably came during the Premier League derby at White Hart Lane in March 2016 Wearing a mask to protect a broken nose Kane picked up the ball in the corner of the pitch and proceeded to gallop inside before unleashing an unstoppable shot from a seemingly impossible angle to put Spurs 2 1 up in an exciting game that ultimately ended in a 2 2 draw Kane has found the back of the net a total of 21 times in the Champions League and was the fastest player to reach the 20 goal milestone in the competition in just 24 games before Erling Haaland came along to seize the record 14 games in March 2021 All but two of Kane s 21 Champions League goals have come in the group stage The latest stage of the competition at which he scored is the round of 16 finding the net against Juventus 2017 18 and Borussia Dortmund 2018 19 Dortmund were also on the receiving end of what is probably Kane s finest Champions League effort in the 2017 18 group stage a powerful solo attack that began wide on the touchline and ended in a fierce shot being rocketed into the top corner with what is supposedly his weaker left foot to wrap up a 3 1 victory Kane brought up his century for Spurs with a speculative strike against Everton as part of a straightforward 3 0 win back in September 2017 While it s certainly debatable whether or not he actually meant to whack his lofted shot straight over Jordan Pickford from way out on the right flank it can t be denied that the goal signalled an incredibly important career milestone for the Spurs striker That milestone goal against the Toffees is tied as the lowest xG ever recorded for a Kane goal such was the low 01 i e 1 in 10 possibility of the chance being converted Three years after scoring his 100th goal for Spurs Kane reached the 200 mark with a goal against Ludogorets in the Europa League in November 2020 On just his 300th appearance for the club the striker reached his double century becoming only the third Spurs player ever to do so alongside Greaves and Bobby Smith with a simple header from a corner in a 3 1 victory over the Bulgarian opposition While Kane is not exactly renowned for his long range thunderbolts only 11 of his goals for Tottenham have come from outside the area the striker has certainly scored a fair selection from beyond the edge of the box Indeed his longest ever goal for Tottenham was put away from 31 metres though it took a heavily deflected free kick against Stoke City in February 2017 to do so the third goal of a hat trick in a 4 0 victory for Spurs Kane did register a monumental 47 9 metre goal against Juventus in the International Champions Cup back in July 2019 but alas it doesn t count towards his official record at Tottenham as it was scored during what was effectively a preseason exhibition game As well as his formidable goal record over the past decade or so Kane can also claim to have been one of the most creative Tottenham players in the same timespan by evolving from a No 9 striker into an effective assist maker over the years capable of sparking attacks with his accurate passing and cerebral link up play Indeed the 14 assists which Kane produced during the 2020 21 Premier League campaign was enough to earn him the Playmaker of the Season award ahead of Kevin De Bruyne 12 assists Bruno Fernandes 12 and even teammate and strike partner Son Heung Min 10 Incredibly he also won his third Golden Boot as the Premier League s top scorer that same season with 23 goals in the competition Having assumed penalty duties for Spurs in 2014 15 Kane has gone on to convert from the spot at least twice in every single season since including three already in 2022 23 The striker has scored 39 penalties in total compared to 228 non penalty goals with his most prolific campaigns coming in 2015 16 2016 17 and 2020 21 during which he scored six times from the spot in all competitions Credit espn com You can read the original article here
    Harry’s greatest hits! How Kane became Tottenham’s all-time top scorer
     Harry Kane has once again written his name into the history books at Tottenham Hotspur by becoming the club s new all time top goal scorer claiming a record that has stood for over 50 years In scoring one goal against Manchester City on Sunday Kane took his total for Spurs to 267 to surpass the long standing record held by revered club legend Jimmy Greaves since the 1969 70 season Famed as one of English football s most prolific strikers Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 games in all competitions for Spurs between 1961 and 1970 He scored more than 30 goals in six of the nine seasons he spent at White Hart Lane and even went beyond the 40 goal barrier on one occasion scoring 44 goals in 49 games during the 1962 63 campaign as his team finished First Division runners up before going on to win the European Cup Winners Cup However after scoring in the 1 0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Jan 23 Kane took his Spurs total to 266 goals just one behind his predecessor meaning that his goal against City took him beyond Greaves to become Tottenham s top scorer in all competitions on his 416th appearance Kane s goal on his 304th appearance in the Premier League also saw him join the exclusive 200 Club alongside Alan Shearer 260 goals in 441 games and Wayne Rooney 208 in 491 becoming only the third player in history to net a double hundred in the league Here s a detailed breakdown of Kane s record breaking run for Tottenham along with a selection of his best strikes and landmark goals It stands to reason that Kane has scored more goals in the Premier League than in any other competition given that he s made more appearances in the top flight 304 than anywhere else during a 13 year career in which he has won the Golden Boot three times in 2015 16 2016 17 and 2020 21 Kane has amassed 200 goals in the Premier League but also racked up respectable numbers across the board for Spurs with an additional 45 goals scored in European competition Champions League Europa League and Europa Conference League plus a further 21 goals bagged in domestic cup competitions The 45 goals in 73 games that Kane has scored for Spurs in Europe is a club record in itself and he is also the only player ever to have scored a hat trick in each of the Champions League Europa League and the Europa Conference League Kane has scored at least one goal for Spurs every season from his senior club debut in 2011 12 right through to the present day with the only exception being the 2012 13 campaign the majority of which he spent on loan at Norwich and Leicester City in between injuries The 29 year old forward has scored more than 30 goals in all competitions four times in 12 seasons and has even matched Greaves achievement of passing the 40 goal mark on one occasion That came in 2017 18 when Kane notched 41 goals in 48 games for Spurs in the most prolific campaign of his club career to date On average Kane has a career goal per game rate of 0 64 for Tottenham a touch less than Greaves at 0 70 He also averages 22 5 goals per season not including this season s running total while Greaves average for the North London side was 29 7 goals per season You never forget your first For Kane that came at the age of 18 during a Europa League group stage clash against Shamrock Rovers in mid December 2011 After scoring five goals in League One while on loan at Leyton Orient the season previous the teenager finally got off the mark for Spurs in 2011 12 when he popped up in injury time to add the fourth goal in a routine 4 0 win and thus open his account for the club For the record Kane s first Premier League goal didn t come until April 2014 when he found the net against Sunderland during the first of three appearances he made for Spurs at the tail end of the campaign Kane has certainly scored some delectable goals for Tottenham since 2011 but the best from a purely aesthetic standpoint might be this exquisite first time 20 yard drive against Crystal Palace in March 2021 The striker scored two goals in a comfortable 4 1 win on the day but only after fellow attacking foil Gareth Bale had kicked things off for Jose Mourinho s side with a brace of his own Kane has scored 14 goals in 19 games against North London rivals Arsenal during his career and the best arguably came during the Premier League derby at White Hart Lane in March 2016 Wearing a mask to protect a broken nose Kane picked up the ball in the corner of the pitch and proceeded to gallop inside before unleashing an unstoppable shot from a seemingly impossible angle to put Spurs 2 1 up in an exciting game that ultimately ended in a 2 2 draw Kane has found the back of the net a total of 21 times in the Champions League and was the fastest player to reach the 20 goal milestone in the competition in just 24 games before Erling Haaland came along to seize the record 14 games in March 2021 All but two of Kane s 21 Champions League goals have come in the group stage The latest stage of the competition at which he scored is the round of 16 finding the net against Juventus 2017 18 and Borussia Dortmund 2018 19 Dortmund were also on the receiving end of what is probably Kane s finest Champions League effort in the 2017 18 group stage a powerful solo attack that began wide on the touchline and ended in a fierce shot being rocketed into the top corner with what is supposedly his weaker left foot to wrap up a 3 1 victory Kane brought up his century for Spurs with a speculative strike against Everton as part of a straightforward 3 0 win back in September 2017 While it s certainly debatable whether or not he actually meant to whack his lofted shot straight over Jordan Pickford from way out on the right flank it can t be denied that the goal signalled an incredibly important career milestone for the Spurs striker That milestone goal against the Toffees is tied as the lowest xG ever recorded for a Kane goal such was the low 01 i e 1 in 10 possibility of the chance being converted Three years after scoring his 100th goal for Spurs Kane reached the 200 mark with a goal against Ludogorets in the Europa League in November 2020 On just his 300th appearance for the club the striker reached his double century becoming only the third Spurs player ever to do so alongside Greaves and Bobby Smith with a simple header from a corner in a 3 1 victory over the Bulgarian opposition While Kane is not exactly renowned for his long range thunderbolts only 11 of his goals for Tottenham have come from outside the area the striker has certainly scored a fair selection from beyond the edge of the box Indeed his longest ever goal for Tottenham was put away from 31 metres though it took a heavily deflected free kick against Stoke City in February 2017 to do so the third goal of a hat trick in a 4 0 victory for Spurs Kane did register a monumental 47 9 metre goal against Juventus in the International Champions Cup back in July 2019 but alas it doesn t count towards his official record at Tottenham as it was scored during what was effectively a preseason exhibition game As well as his formidable goal record over the past decade or so Kane can also claim to have been one of the most creative Tottenham players in the same timespan by evolving from a No 9 striker into an effective assist maker over the years capable of sparking attacks with his accurate passing and cerebral link up play Indeed the 14 assists which Kane produced during the 2020 21 Premier League campaign was enough to earn him the Playmaker of the Season award ahead of Kevin De Bruyne 12 assists Bruno Fernandes 12 and even teammate and strike partner Son Heung Min 10 Incredibly he also won his third Golden Boot as the Premier League s top scorer that same season with 23 goals in the competition Having assumed penalty duties for Spurs in 2014 15 Kane has gone on to convert from the spot at least twice in every single season since including three already in 2022 23 The striker has scored 39 penalties in total compared to 228 non penalty goals with his most prolific campaigns coming in 2015 16 2016 17 and 2020 21 during which he scored six times from the spot in all competitions Credit espn com You can read the original article here
    Harry’s greatest hits! How Kane became Tottenham’s all-time top scorer
    Foreign5 hours ago

    Harry’s greatest hits! How Kane became Tottenham’s all-time top scorer

    Harry Kane has once again written his name into the history books at Tottenham Hotspur by becoming the club's new all-time top goal scorer, claiming a record that has stood for over 50 years.

    In scoring one goal against Manchester City on Sunday, Kane took his total for Spurs to 267 to surpass the long-standing record held by revered club legend Jimmy Greaves since the 1969-70 season.

    Famed as one of English football's most prolific strikers, Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 games in all competitions for Spurs between 1961 and 1970. He scored more than 30 goals in six of the nine seasons he spent at White Hart Lane and even went beyond the 40-goal barrier on one occasion -- scoring 44 goals in 49 games during the 1962-63 campaign as his team finished First Division runners-up before going on to win the European Cup Winners Cup.

    However, after scoring in the 1-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Jan. 23, Kane took his Spurs total to 266 goals -- just one behind his predecessor -- meaning that his goal against City took him beyond Greaves to become Tottenham's top scorer in all competitions on his 416th appearance.

    Kane's goal on his 304th appearance in the Premier League also saw him join the exclusive "200 Club" alongside Alan Shearer (260 goals in 441 games) and Wayne Rooney (208 in 491), becoming only the third player in history to net a double hundred in the league.

    Here's a detailed breakdown of Kane's record-breaking run for Tottenham, along with a selection of his best strikes and landmark goals.

    It stands to reason that Kane has scored more goals in the Premier League than in any other competition, given that he's made more appearances in the top flight (304) than anywhere else during a 13-year career in which he has won the Golden Boot three times -- in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2020-21.

    Kane has amassed 200 goals in the Premier League but also racked up respectable numbers across the board for Spurs with an additional 45 goals scored in European competition (Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League), plus a further 21 goals bagged in domestic cup competitions.

    The 45 goals in 73 games that Kane has scored for Spurs in Europe is a club record in itself, and he is also the only player ever to have scored a hat trick in each of the Champions League, Europa League and the Europa Conference League.

    Kane has scored at least one goal for Spurs every season from his senior club debut in 2011-12 right through to the present day -- with the only exception being the 2012-13 campaign, the majority of which he spent on loan at Norwich and Leicester City in between injuries.

    The 29-year-old forward has scored more than 30 goals in all competitions four times in 12 seasons and has even matched Greaves' achievement of passing the 40-goal mark on one occasion. That came in 2017-18 when Kane notched 41 goals in 48 games for Spurs in the most prolific campaign of his club career to date.

    On average, Kane has a career goal-per-game rate of 0.64 for Tottenham, a touch less than Greaves at 0.70. He also averages 22.5 goals per season [not including this season's running total], while Greaves' average for the North London side was 29.7 goals per season.

    You never forget your first. For Kane that came at the age of 18 during a Europa League group-stage clash against Shamrock Rovers in mid-December 2011. After scoring five goals in League One while on loan at Leyton Orient the season previous, the teenager finally got off the mark for Spurs in 2011-12 when he popped up in injury time to add the fourth goal in a routine 4-0 win and thus open his account for the club. For the record, Kane's first Premier League goal didn't come until April 2014 when he found the net against Sunderland during the first of three appearances he made for Spurs at the tail end of the campaign.

    Kane has certainly scored some delectable goals for Tottenham since 2011 but the best from a purely aesthetic standpoint might be this exquisite first-time, 20-yard drive against Crystal Palace in March 2021. The striker scored two goals in a comfortable 4-1 win on the day but only after fellow attacking foil Gareth Bale had kicked things off for Jose Mourinho's side with a brace of his own.

    Kane has scored 14 goals in 19 games against North London rivals Arsenal during his career and the best arguably came during the Premier League derby at White Hart Lane in March 2016. Wearing a mask to protect a broken nose, Kane picked up the ball in the corner of the pitch and proceeded to gallop inside before unleashing an unstoppable shot from a seemingly impossible angle to put Spurs 2-1 up in an exciting game that ultimately ended in a 2-2 draw.

    Kane has found the back of the net a total of 21 times in the Champions League and was the fastest player to reach the 20-goal milestone in the competition (in just 24 games) before Erling Haaland came along to seize the record (14 games) in March 2021. All but two of Kane's 21 Champions League goals have come in the group stage. The latest stage of the competition at which he scored is the round of 16, finding the net against Juventus (2017-18) and Borussia Dortmund (2018-19). Dortmund were also on the receiving end of what is probably Kane's finest Champions League effort in the 2017-18 group stage -- a powerful solo attack that began wide on the touchline and ended in a fierce shot being rocketed into the top corner with what is supposedly his weaker left foot to wrap up a 3-1 victory.

    Kane brought up his century for Spurs with a speculative strike against Everton as part of a straightforward 3-0 win back in September 2017. While it's certainly debatable whether or not he actually meant to whack his lofted shot straight over Jordan Pickford from way out on the right flank, it can't be denied that the goal signalled an incredibly important career milestone for the Spurs striker. That milestone goal against the Toffees is tied as the lowest xG ever recorded for a Kane goal, such was the low (.01, i.e. 1 in 10) possibility of the chance being converted.

    Three years after scoring his 100th goal for Spurs, Kane reached the 200 mark with a goal against Ludogorets in the Europa League in November 2020. On just his 300th appearance for the club, the striker reached his double century (becoming only the third Spurs player ever to do so alongside Greaves and Bobby Smith) with a simple header from a corner in a 3-1 victory over the Bulgarian opposition.

    While Kane is not exactly renowned for his long-range thunderbolts -- only 11% of his goals for Tottenham have come from outside the area -- the striker has certainly scored a fair selection from beyond the edge of the box. Indeed, his longest ever goal for Tottenham was put away from 31 metres, though it took a heavily deflected free kick against Stoke City in February 2017 to do so -- the third goal of a hat trick in a 4-0 victory for Spurs. Kane did register a monumental 47.9-metre goal against Juventus in the International Champions Cup back in July 2019 but alas it doesn't count towards his official record at Tottenham as it was scored during what was effectively a preseason exhibition game.

    As well as his formidable goal record over the past decade or so, Kane can also claim to have been one of the most creative Tottenham players in the same timespan by evolving from a No. 9 striker into an effective assist-maker over the years, capable of sparking attacks with his accurate passing and cerebral link-up play.

    Indeed, the 14 assists which Kane produced during the 2020-21 Premier League campaign was enough to earn him the Playmaker of the Season award ahead of Kevin De Bruyne (12 assists), Bruno Fernandes (12) and even teammate and strike partner Son Heung-Min (10). Incredibly, he also won his third Golden Boot as the Premier League's top scorer that same season, with 23 goals in the competition.

    Having assumed penalty duties for Spurs in 2014-15, Kane has gone on to convert from the spot at least twice in every single season since, including three already in 2022-23.

    The striker has scored 39 penalties in total (compared to 228 non-penalty goals) with his most prolific campaigns coming in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2020-21, during which he scored six times from the spot in all competitions.

    Credit: espn.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo 15 Christensen 18 Alba 8 Pedri 5 Busquets Kessie 9 21 de Jong 6 Gavi 22 Raphinha 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna 21 O Torres Lamela 46 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye 15 En Nesyri Gil 46 58th min GOAL BARCELONA It s the diagonal ball again that creates a chance and sure enough Barcelona find their opener The ball falls to Raphinha with that same run as before and heads to Franck Kessie at the penalty spot where the ball sticks at his feet The Nigerian produces a fabulous turn to switch his vision and find Jordi Alba making a far post run and Alba slots it home with a calm finish 56th min Barcelona come very close here to creating a good chance with Pedri delivering a great diagonal ball to Raphinha on the right who got free but the Brazilian couldn t decide whether to head on goal from a tight angle or head across to Robert Lewandowski Instead he did neither and headed it right into the chest of Yassine Bounou While that didn t come off the slight change in approach for Barcelona in the final third has started to create openings in the packed in Sevilla defence 51st min Barcelona have ditched their tiki taka approach just a bit and have begun to send more balls into the penalty area via lateral crosses and vertical deliveries A clear tactical tweak from Xavi that does seem to be troubling Sevilla bit although it fails to produce anything just yet 47th min It looks like Ivan Rakitic of all people is playing up front as a central striker Talk about a False 9 Rakitic de falso 9 Esto no te lo firma ni Ancelotti en el 0 4 Kickoff The second half is under way and there are no changes from Xavi at this point The Barcelona boss has been known to trust his tactical approach and players even when things look ugly at times It s tough to say the first 45 minutes looked ugly by any stretch but they lacked creativity and were clearly instructed to prefer safe passes and possessional dominance over 1v1 take ons and attacking with pace We ll see how long Xavi sticks with that approach before deciding to make a change if it stays scoreless Sevilla do make a change however a pair in fact as Youssouf En Nesyri is yanked in favor of Bryan Gil Oliver Torres also comes off with Erik Lamela brought on to battle the midfield numbers Final 1T Barcelona 0 0 Sevilla Los de Xavi dominan la pelota y la presi n alta asfixia la salida limpia de los andaluces pero no logran generar peligro claro El 5 2 3 de Sampaoli ha nublado la creatividad de los catalanes cerca del rea de Bono Jorge Sampaoli s defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski s hit in the moment of the first half Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half as the four midfielders are dominating the ball but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation this is one of those games where Bar a need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on 45 1 min Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle and just can t find anything Gavi doesn t see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field Raphinha s entry feed is blocked There s just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo It s one of those orange cards as his spikes were up into Araujo s ankle and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue There s some chatter about that being a straight red tackle but it s probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field 42nd min Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter attack and it went about as well as you d expect with a tall lumbering striker on the ball at pace Plodding forward on the ball he s got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight but Lewandowski just doesn t seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it s easily cut out by a Sevilla defender Lewandowski s a striker not a No 10 and that s quite evident here Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there who made a great darting run If that s Messi on the ball there 39th min Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc Andre ter Stegen Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession and Sevilla are finally building into the match 35th min Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can t find a way through The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel and Barcelona win the ball back 26th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area and it s got serious venom That s headed for inside the side netting but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball tipping it wide What a stop The shot had a 0 02 xG number a very speculative effort but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0 34 xGOT number indicating what a great whack it was and an even better stop by Bounou Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities It s 70 30 right now but it feels like more than that Sure enough ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90 10 over the last 15 minutes which is more like it 20th min Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment already winning their fourth corner of the match It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure 17th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has an effort but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six yard box and from a tight angle he s got a chance to fire it on frame It s blocked slightly by Gudelj which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner but he puts it just wide left of the post 16th min A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski and it s an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner A great bit of defending in all honesty given the angle of that delivery 13th min There s some needle to this match already Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna and then the referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down Keep an eye on that one 9th min Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie s introduction and catch Barcelona down a man but the hosts defended that possession extremely well Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season and is thought likely to leave the club They still haven t quite sorted out a plan to replace him with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep lying No 6 role He ll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets injury 6th min Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi indicating he can t continue That s a big early blow for Barcelona and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress For now Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced 3rd min Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession unsurprisingly but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third It s a 4 3 3 early on with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide It s extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank and he s requiring treatment looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets which isn t a great sign for the club captain Kickoff The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table Can they bury Real Madrid There s still a ton of football to be played but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record Sevilla haven t won at the Camp Nou since 2002 a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Franck Kessie gets opening goal
     Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo 15 Christensen 18 Alba 8 Pedri 5 Busquets Kessie 9 21 de Jong 6 Gavi 22 Raphinha 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna 21 O Torres Lamela 46 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye 15 En Nesyri Gil 46 58th min GOAL BARCELONA It s the diagonal ball again that creates a chance and sure enough Barcelona find their opener The ball falls to Raphinha with that same run as before and heads to Franck Kessie at the penalty spot where the ball sticks at his feet The Nigerian produces a fabulous turn to switch his vision and find Jordi Alba making a far post run and Alba slots it home with a calm finish 56th min Barcelona come very close here to creating a good chance with Pedri delivering a great diagonal ball to Raphinha on the right who got free but the Brazilian couldn t decide whether to head on goal from a tight angle or head across to Robert Lewandowski Instead he did neither and headed it right into the chest of Yassine Bounou While that didn t come off the slight change in approach for Barcelona in the final third has started to create openings in the packed in Sevilla defence 51st min Barcelona have ditched their tiki taka approach just a bit and have begun to send more balls into the penalty area via lateral crosses and vertical deliveries A clear tactical tweak from Xavi that does seem to be troubling Sevilla bit although it fails to produce anything just yet 47th min It looks like Ivan Rakitic of all people is playing up front as a central striker Talk about a False 9 Rakitic de falso 9 Esto no te lo firma ni Ancelotti en el 0 4 Kickoff The second half is under way and there are no changes from Xavi at this point The Barcelona boss has been known to trust his tactical approach and players even when things look ugly at times It s tough to say the first 45 minutes looked ugly by any stretch but they lacked creativity and were clearly instructed to prefer safe passes and possessional dominance over 1v1 take ons and attacking with pace We ll see how long Xavi sticks with that approach before deciding to make a change if it stays scoreless Sevilla do make a change however a pair in fact as Youssouf En Nesyri is yanked in favor of Bryan Gil Oliver Torres also comes off with Erik Lamela brought on to battle the midfield numbers Final 1T Barcelona 0 0 Sevilla Los de Xavi dominan la pelota y la presi n alta asfixia la salida limpia de los andaluces pero no logran generar peligro claro El 5 2 3 de Sampaoli ha nublado la creatividad de los catalanes cerca del rea de Bono Jorge Sampaoli s defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski s hit in the moment of the first half Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half as the four midfielders are dominating the ball but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation this is one of those games where Bar a need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on 45 1 min Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle and just can t find anything Gavi doesn t see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field Raphinha s entry feed is blocked There s just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo It s one of those orange cards as his spikes were up into Araujo s ankle and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue There s some chatter about that being a straight red tackle but it s probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field 42nd min Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter attack and it went about as well as you d expect with a tall lumbering striker on the ball at pace Plodding forward on the ball he s got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight but Lewandowski just doesn t seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it s easily cut out by a Sevilla defender Lewandowski s a striker not a No 10 and that s quite evident here Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there who made a great darting run If that s Messi on the ball there 39th min Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc Andre ter Stegen Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession and Sevilla are finally building into the match 35th min Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can t find a way through The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel and Barcelona win the ball back 26th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area and it s got serious venom That s headed for inside the side netting but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball tipping it wide What a stop The shot had a 0 02 xG number a very speculative effort but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0 34 xGOT number indicating what a great whack it was and an even better stop by Bounou Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities It s 70 30 right now but it feels like more than that Sure enough ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90 10 over the last 15 minutes which is more like it 20th min Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment already winning their fourth corner of the match It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure 17th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has an effort but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six yard box and from a tight angle he s got a chance to fire it on frame It s blocked slightly by Gudelj which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner but he puts it just wide left of the post 16th min A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski and it s an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner A great bit of defending in all honesty given the angle of that delivery 13th min There s some needle to this match already Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna and then the referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down Keep an eye on that one 9th min Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie s introduction and catch Barcelona down a man but the hosts defended that possession extremely well Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season and is thought likely to leave the club They still haven t quite sorted out a plan to replace him with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep lying No 6 role He ll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets injury 6th min Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi indicating he can t continue That s a big early blow for Barcelona and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress For now Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced 3rd min Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession unsurprisingly but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third It s a 4 3 3 early on with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide It s extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank and he s requiring treatment looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets which isn t a great sign for the club captain Kickoff The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table Can they bury Real Madrid There s still a ton of football to be played but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record Sevilla haven t won at the Camp Nou since 2002 a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Franck Kessie gets opening goal
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    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Franck Kessie gets opening goal

    Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

    The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory, thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1-0 defeat earlier in the day. An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack, and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate.

    Now, it's Barcelona's turn to secure points, and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play.

    The job will be difficult, however, as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised, with three wins in their last four league matches. All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though, and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril, they have yet to prove that they're truly dangerous against top sides. Today, they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season.

    The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

    Barcelona (4-4-2, right to left): 1. ter Stegen (GK) — 23. Kounde, 4. R. Araujo, 15. Christensen, 18. Alba — 8. Pedri, 5. Busquets (Kessie, 9'), 21. de Jong, 6. Gavi — 22. Raphinha, 9. Lewandowski.

    Sevilla (5-4-1, right to left): 13. Bounou (GK) — 2. Montiel, 22. Bade, 6. Grudelj, 4. Rekik, 19. M. Acuna — 21. O. Torres (Lamela, 46'), 8. Jordan, 10. Rakitic, 18. P. Gueye — 15. En-Nesyri (Gil, 46').

    58th min: GOAL! BARCELONA! It's the diagonal ball again that creates a chance, and sure enough Barcelona find their opener. The ball falls to Raphinha with that same run as before and heads to Franck Kessie at the penalty spot, where the ball sticks at his feet. The Nigerian produces a fabulous turn to switch his vision and find Jordi Alba making a far-post run, and Alba slots it home with a calm finish.

    56th min: Barcelona come very close here to creating a good chance, with Pedri delivering a great diagonal ball to Raphinha on the right who got free, but the Brazilian couldn't decide whether to head on goal from a tight angle or head across to Robert Lewandowski. Instead, he did neither, and headed it right into the chest of Yassine Bounou.

    While that didn't come off, the slight change in approach for Barcelona in the final third has started to create openings in the packed-in Sevilla defence.

    51st min: Barcelona have ditched their tiki-taka approach just a bit, and have begun to send more balls into the penalty area via lateral crosses and vertical deliveries. A clear tactical tweak from Xavi that does seem to be troubling Sevilla bit, although it fails to produce anything just yet.

    47th min: It looks like Ivan Rakitic, of all people, is playing up front as a central striker. Talk about a False 9!

    Rakitic de falso 9. Esto no te lo firma ni Ancelotti en el 0-4.

    Kickoff: The second half is under way and there are no changes from Xavi at this point. The Barcelona boss has been known to trust his tactical approach and players even when things look ugly at times. It's tough to say the first 45 minutes looked "ugly" by any stretch, but they lacked creativity and were clearly instructed to prefer safe passes and possessional dominance over 1v1 take-ons and attacking with pace. We'll see how long Xavi sticks with that approach before deciding to make a change, if it stays scoreless.

    Sevilla do make a change, however — a pair, in fact, as Youssouf En-Nesyri is yanked in favor of Bryan Gil. Oliver Torres also comes off, with Erik Lamela brought on to battle the midfield numbers.

    Final 1T: Barcelona 0-0 Sevilla Los de Xavi dominan la pelota y la presión alta asfixia la salida limpia de los andaluces, pero no logran generar peligro claro. El 5-2-3 de Sampaoli ha nublado la creatividad de los catalanes cerca del área de Bono.

    Jorge Sampaoli's defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona, and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts, getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski's hit in the moment of the first half.

    Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half, as the four midfielders are dominating the ball, but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence. The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance.

    Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation. this is one of those games where Barça need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on.

    45+1 min: Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third. The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle, and just can't find anything. Gavi doesn't see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field. Raphinha's entry feed is blocked. There's just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona.

    Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo. It's one of those "orange" cards as his spikes were up into Araujo's ankle, and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain. He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue. There's some chatter about that being a straight red tackle, but it's probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field.

    42nd min: Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter-attack, and it went about as well as you'd expect with a tall, lumbering striker on the ball at pace. Plodding forward on the ball, he's got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right, and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight, but Lewandowski just doesn't seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it's easily cut out by a Sevilla defender. Lewandowski's a striker, not a No. 10, and that's quite evident here.

    Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there, who made a great darting run. If that's Messi on the ball there...

    39th min: Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net, as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession, and Sevilla are finally building into the match.

    35th min: Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half, but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can't find a way through. The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel, and Barcelona win the ball back.

    26th min: Chance, Barcelona! Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area, and it's got serious venom! That's headed for inside the side netting, but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save! He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball, tipping it wide. What a stop! The shot had a 0.02 xG number, a very speculative effort, but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0.34 xGOT number, indicating what a great whack it was, and an even better stop by Bounou!

    Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities. It's 70-30 right now, but it feels like more than that. Sure enough, ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90-10 over the last 15 minutes, which is more like it.

    20th min: Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment, already winning their fourth corner of the match. It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure.

    17th min: Chance, Barcelona! Robert Lewandowski has an effort, but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again! Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six-yard box, and from a tight angle he's got a chance to fire it on frame. It's blocked slightly by Gudelj, which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save.

    Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner, but he puts it just wide left of the post.

    16th min: A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski, and it's an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with, but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner. A great bit of defending, in all honesty, given the angle of that delivery.

    13th min: There's some needle to this match already. Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna, and then the referee, Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez, has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down. Keep an eye on that one.

    9th min: Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie's introduction and catch Barcelona down a man, but the hosts defended that possession extremely well. Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter.

    Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season, and is thought likely to leave the club. They still haven't quite sorted out a plan to replace him, with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep-lying No. 6 role. He'll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets' injury.

    6th min: Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi, indicating he can't continue. That's a big early blow for Barcelona, and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress. For now, Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart, but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced.

    3rd min: Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession, unsurprisingly, but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third. It's a 4-3-3 early on, with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide. It's extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup.

    Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank, and he's requiring treatment, looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri. Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline, and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets, which isn't a great sign for the club captain.

    Kickoff: The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp, as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table! Can they bury Real Madrid? There's still a ton of football to be played, but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing.

    5 mins to kick: Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla, now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years. Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions, which is a simply putrid goalscoring record.

    Sevilla haven't won at the Camp Nou since 2002, a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona.

    12 mins to kick: After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out, Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home.

    33 mins to kick: Today's match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup. Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona's incredible defensive record in league play this season, conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games, and one of those was an own-goal in the last match. Those seven goals have come against 15.51 xG and 9.81 xGOT, so ter Stegen's contributions have been enormous.

    He'll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December. Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net, as he's been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances. The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30.75 xG and 28.37 xGOT, so Bounou has also been a large positive in net.

    🇲🇦 Morocco's hero in net Was Yassine Bounou #TheBest keeper in 2022?

    47 mins to kick: Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today's venue, the Nou Camp.

    60 mins to kick: Sevilla have now entered their lineup, and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield. Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench, while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter. There's also a change at the back, as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando.

    75 mins to kick: The Barcelona lineup is in, and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left-back. Balde has been quite good of late, especially in the most recent 2-1 win over Real Betis. There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days, which would necessitate the change.

    95 mins to kick: Barcelona's new No. 6, Gavi, has his manager Xavi all in his feels. As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club, Xavi hasn't been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder. While Gavi isn't quite the same profile of player his current manager once was, it's still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number.

    Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou, but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured, as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation.

    120 mins to kick: Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late, and rightly so. He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games, including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga. Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity, both on the field with consistent minutes, and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star.

    Before today's match, he reiterated his support for Raphinha, praising the winger's contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball. Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati, who has consistently provided a spark off the bench.

    With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks, Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4-4-2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front. Gavi plays in a hybrid role, starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4-3-3.

    Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media, but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn, refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster's numerous contributions off the bench.

    Jordi Alba enters at left-back, a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde.

    Barcelona confirmed starting lineup (4-4-2): ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, R. Araujo, Christensen, Alba — Pedri, Busquets, de Jong, Gavi — Raphinha, Lewandowski.

    Barcelona subs (10): Pena (GK), Tenas (GK), Alonso, S. Roberto, E. Garcia, Balde, Kessie, Fati, F. Torres, Alcaron.

    Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla, and it's mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form. Youssouf En-Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat, but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche. Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late.

    Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short-term injuries, while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer-term issues. Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli, with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks.

    Sevilla confirmed starting lineup (5-4-1): Bounou (GK) — Montiel, Bade, Gudelj, Rekik, Acuna — O. Torres, Jordan, Rakitic, P. Gueye — En-Nesyri.

    Sevilla subs (10): Dmitrovic (GK), A. Flores (GK), Nianzou, Fernando, Suso, C. Alvarez, Ocampos, Mir, Lamela, Gil.

    UK: La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV, with ITV's streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing.

    USA: All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN's premium streaming service ESPN+, requiring a subscription to view.

    Canada: All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN's streaming options, with today's match broadcast on TSN3.

    Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Neds (Australia).

    Credit: sportingnews.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo 15 Christensen 18 Alba 8 Pedri 5 Busquets Kessie 9 21 de Jong 6 Gavi 22 Raphinha 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna 21 O Torres 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye 15 En Nesyri Jorge Sampaoli s defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski s hit in the moment of the first half Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half as the four midfielders are dominating the ball but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation this is one of those games where Bar a need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on 45 1 min Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle and just can t find anything Gavi doesn t see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field Raphinha s entry feed is blocked There s just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo It s one of those orange cards as his spikes were up into Araujo s ankle and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue There s some chatter about that being a straight red tackle but it s probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field 42nd min Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter attack and it went about as well as you d expect with a tall lumbering striker on the ball at pace Plodding forward on the ball he s got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight but Lewandowski just doesn t seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it s easily cut out by a Sevilla defender Lewandowski s a striker not a No 10 and that s quite evident here Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there who made a great darting run If that s Messi on the ball there 39th min Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc Andre ter Stegen Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession and Sevilla are finally building into the match 35th min Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can t find a way through The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel and Barcelona win the ball back 26th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area and it s got serious venom That s headed for inside the side netting but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball tipping it wide What a stop The shot had a 0 02 xG number a very speculative effort but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0 34 xGOT number indicating what a great whack it was and an even better stop by Bounou Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities It s 70 30 right now but it feels like more than that Sure enough ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90 10 over the last 15 minutes which is more like it 20th min Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment already winning their fourth corner of the match It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure 17th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has an effort but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six yard box and from a tight angle he s got a chance to fire it on frame It s blocked slightly by Gudelj which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner but he puts it just wide left of the post 16th min A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski and it s an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner A great bit of defending in all honesty given the angle of that delivery 13th min There s some needle to this match already Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna and then the referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down Keep an eye on that one 9th min Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie s introduction and catch Barcelona down a man but the hosts defended that possession extremely well Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season and is thought likely to leave the club They still haven t quite sorted out a plan to replace him with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep lying No 6 role He ll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets injury 6th min Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi indicating he can t continue That s a big early blow for Barcelona and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress For now Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced 3rd min Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession unsurprisingly but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third It s a 4 3 3 early on with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide It s extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank and he s requiring treatment looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets which isn t a great sign for the club captain Kickoff The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table Can they bury Real Madrid There s still a ton of football to be played but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record Sevilla haven t won at the Camp Nou since 2002 a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Sergio Busquets goes off injured
     Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo 15 Christensen 18 Alba 8 Pedri 5 Busquets Kessie 9 21 de Jong 6 Gavi 22 Raphinha 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna 21 O Torres 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye 15 En Nesyri Jorge Sampaoli s defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski s hit in the moment of the first half Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half as the four midfielders are dominating the ball but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation this is one of those games where Bar a need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on 45 1 min Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle and just can t find anything Gavi doesn t see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field Raphinha s entry feed is blocked There s just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo It s one of those orange cards as his spikes were up into Araujo s ankle and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue There s some chatter about that being a straight red tackle but it s probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field 42nd min Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter attack and it went about as well as you d expect with a tall lumbering striker on the ball at pace Plodding forward on the ball he s got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight but Lewandowski just doesn t seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it s easily cut out by a Sevilla defender Lewandowski s a striker not a No 10 and that s quite evident here Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there who made a great darting run If that s Messi on the ball there 39th min Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc Andre ter Stegen Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession and Sevilla are finally building into the match 35th min Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can t find a way through The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel and Barcelona win the ball back 26th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area and it s got serious venom That s headed for inside the side netting but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball tipping it wide What a stop The shot had a 0 02 xG number a very speculative effort but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0 34 xGOT number indicating what a great whack it was and an even better stop by Bounou Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities It s 70 30 right now but it feels like more than that Sure enough ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90 10 over the last 15 minutes which is more like it 20th min Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment already winning their fourth corner of the match It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure 17th min Chance Barcelona Robert Lewandowski has an effort but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six yard box and from a tight angle he s got a chance to fire it on frame It s blocked slightly by Gudelj which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner but he puts it just wide left of the post 16th min A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski and it s an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner A great bit of defending in all honesty given the angle of that delivery 13th min There s some needle to this match already Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna and then the referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down Keep an eye on that one 9th min Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie s introduction and catch Barcelona down a man but the hosts defended that possession extremely well Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season and is thought likely to leave the club They still haven t quite sorted out a plan to replace him with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep lying No 6 role He ll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets injury 6th min Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi indicating he can t continue That s a big early blow for Barcelona and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress For now Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced 3rd min Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession unsurprisingly but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third It s a 4 3 3 early on with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide It s extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank and he s requiring treatment looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets which isn t a great sign for the club captain Kickoff The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table Can they bury Real Madrid There s still a ton of football to be played but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record Sevilla haven t won at the Camp Nou since 2002 a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Sergio Busquets goes off injured
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    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga as Sergio Busquets goes off injured

    Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

    The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory, thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1-0 defeat earlier in the day. An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack, and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate.

    Now, it's Barcelona's turn to secure points, and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play.

    The job will be difficult, however, as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised, with three wins in their last four league matches. All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though, and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril, they have yet to prove that they're truly dangerous against top sides. Today, they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season.

    The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

    Barcelona (4-4-2, right to left): 1. ter Stegen (GK) — 23. Kounde, 4. R. Araujo, 15. Christensen, 18. Alba — 8. Pedri, 5. Busquets (Kessie, 9'), 21. de Jong, 6. Gavi — 22. Raphinha, 9. Lewandowski.

    Sevilla (5-4-1, right to left): 13. Bounou (GK) — 2. Montiel, 22. Bade, 6. Grudelj, 4. Rekik, 19. M. Acuna — 21. O. Torres, 8. Jordan, 10. Rakitic, 18. P. Gueye — 15. En-Nesyri.

    Jorge Sampaoli's defensive organisation is causing significant problems for Barcelona, and Yassine Bounou was on hand to keep out the only truly good chance for the hosts, getting his fingertips to Robert Lewandowski's hit in the moment of the first half.

    Barcelona head coach Xavi will consider changes in the second half, as the four midfielders are dominating the ball, but have been unable to pass their way through the Sevilla defence. The Blaugrana could use pace to try and beat Sevilla at the expense of some possessional dominance.

    Sevilla are defending so deep and with such organisation. this is one of those games where Barça need to ditch the four midfielders and get a proper left winger on.

    45+1 min: Sevilla are just not cracking at all as Barcelona try to work another good chance in the attacking third. The hosts continue to try creative options through the middle, and just can't find anything. Gavi doesn't see Jordi Alba to his left catching Gonzalo Montiel high up the field. Raphinha's entry feed is blocked. There's just no passing lanes right now for Barcelona.

    Ivan Rakitic gets a yellow for going in hard with his studs on Ronald Araujo. It's one of those "orange" cards as his spikes were up into Araujo's ankle, and the Uruguayan defender is down in some serious pain. He eventually gets up without requiring treatment and can continue. There's some chatter about that being a straight red tackle, but it's probably just low enough to keep Rakitic on the field.

    42nd min: Robert Lewandowski tried to run a counter-attack, and it went about as well as you'd expect with a tall, lumbering striker on the ball at pace. Plodding forward on the ball, he's got Raphinha all alone making a run on goal to his right, and the window was open for ages without a defender in sight, but Lewandowski just doesn't seem him and instead tries to force it to Gavi to his left where it's easily cut out by a Sevilla defender. Lewandowski's a striker, not a No. 10, and that's quite evident here.

    Lewandowski has to pass to Raphinha there, who made a great darting run. If that's Messi on the ball there...

    39th min: Sevilla have their first shot on the Barcelona net, as Pape Gueye produces a speculative hit from distance that goes wide without troubling Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Barcelona have wasted their dominant spell of possession, and Sevilla are finally building into the match.

    35th min: Sevilla have finally managed to secure a bit of time on the ball in the Barcelona half, but they get hemmed in on the right wing and can't find a way through. The flag goes up for offside on a ball down the right from Gonzalo Montiel, and Barcelona win the ball back.

    26th min: Chance, Barcelona! Robert Lewandowski has a rip from the top of the penalty area, and it's got serious venom! That's headed for inside the side netting, but Yassine Bounou makes a SENSATIONAL save! He goes fully airborne diving to his right and gets his fingertips to the ball, tipping it wide. What a stop! The shot had a 0.02 xG number, a very speculative effort, but Lewandowski crafted a hit with a 0.34 xGOT number, indicating what a great whack it was, and an even better stop by Bounou!

    Barcelona continue to hold onto possession in massive quantities. It's 70-30 right now, but it feels like more than that. Sure enough, ESPN show a statistic that the number is actually 90-10 over the last 15 minutes, which is more like it.

    20th min: Barcelona are pummeling Sevilla at the moment, already winning their fourth corner of the match. It feels like the opener is imminent unless the visitors can find a way to alleviate the pressure.

    17th min: Chance, Barcelona! Robert Lewandowski has an effort, but Nemanja Gudelj foils him again! Gavi manages to head it to the Polish striker on the right side of the six-yard box, and from a tight angle he's got a chance to fire it on frame. It's blocked slightly by Gudelj, which is enough to see Yassine Bounou make the save.

    Ronald Araujo comes very close with a free header on the ensuing corner, but he puts it just wide left of the post.

    16th min: A great long ball is sent in for Robert Lewandowski, and it's an awkward one for a backpedaling Nemanja Gudelj to deal with, but he manages to head it over his own crossbar for a corner. A great bit of defending, in all honesty, given the angle of that delivery.

    13th min: There's some needle to this match already. Raphinha is fouled on the right flank by Marcos Acuna, and then the referee, Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez, has to go over and tell Jorge Sampaoli to quiet down. Keep an eye on that one.

    9th min: Sevilla tried to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to delay Kessie's introduction and catch Barcelona down a man, but the hosts defended that possession extremely well. Gavi fouls Joan Jordan in midfield which allows Kessie to enter.

    Busquets is out of contract at the end of the season, and is thought likely to leave the club. They still haven't quite sorted out a plan to replace him, with some believing Frenkie de Jong should slot into that deep-lying No. 6 role. He'll have an early audition now and over the next few matches depending on the severity of Busquets' injury.

    6th min: Busquets goes off the field and shakes his head to Xavi, indicating he can't continue. That's a big early blow for Barcelona, and Franck Kessie will get a chance to impress. For now, Barcelona play a man down and catch Sevilla off guard on the restart, but the visitors clear before a shot can be produced.

    3rd min: Barcelona are holding the majority of the early possession, unsurprisingly, but have yet to venture forward into the attacking third. It's a 4-3-3 early on, with Pedri and Gavi both taking turns filtering out wide. It's extremely fluid in the midfield of this tactical setup.

    Sergio Busquets is fouled on the right flank, and he's requiring treatment, looks a bit of a painful one as he twists his ankle under the pressure from Youssouf En Nesyri. Franck Kessie is warming up on the touchline, and the whole Barcelona squad is surrounding Busquets, which isn't a great sign for the club captain.

    Kickoff: The match is under way after a few minutes delay at the iconic Nou Camp, as Barcelona look to go eight points clear at the top of the league table! Can they bury Real Madrid? There's still a ton of football to be played, but that kind of gap seems tough to overcome given how well Barcelona are playing.

    5 mins to kick: Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla, now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years. Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions, which is a simply putrid goalscoring record.

    Sevilla haven't won at the Camp Nou since 2002, a miserable run of 19 winless games at Barcelona.

    12 mins to kick: After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out, Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home.

    33 mins to kick: Today's match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup. Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona's incredible defensive record in league play this season, conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games, and one of those was an own-goal in the last match. Those seven goals have come against 15.51 xG and 9.81 xGOT, so ter Stegen's contributions have been enormous.

    He'll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December. Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net, as he's been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances. The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30.75 xG and 28.37 xGOT, so Bounou has also been a large positive in net.

    🇲🇦 Morocco's hero in net Was Yassine Bounou #TheBest keeper in 2022?

    47 mins to kick: Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today's venue, the Nou Camp.

    60 mins to kick: Sevilla have now entered their lineup, and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield. Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench, while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter. There's also a change at the back, as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando.

    75 mins to kick: The Barcelona lineup is in, and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left-back. Balde has been quite good of late, especially in the most recent 2-1 win over Real Betis. There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days, which would necessitate the change.

    95 mins to kick: Barcelona's new No. 6, Gavi, has his manager Xavi all in his feels. As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club, Xavi hasn't been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder. While Gavi isn't quite the same profile of player his current manager once was, it's still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number.

    Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou, but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured, as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation.

    120 mins to kick: Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late, and rightly so. He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games, including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga. Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity, both on the field with consistent minutes, and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star.

    Before today's match, he reiterated his support for Raphinha, praising the winger's contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball. Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati, who has consistently provided a spark off the bench.

    With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks, Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4-4-2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front. Gavi plays in a hybrid role, starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4-3-3.

    Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media, but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn, refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster's numerous contributions off the bench.

    Jordi Alba enters at left-back, a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde.

    Barcelona confirmed starting lineup (4-4-2): ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, R. Araujo, Christensen, Alba — Pedri, Busquets, de Jong, Gavi — Raphinha, Lewandowski.

    Barcelona subs (10): Pena (GK), Tenas (GK), Alonso, S. Roberto, E. Garcia, Balde, Kessie, Fati, F. Torres, Alcaron.

    Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla, and it's mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form. Youssouf En-Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat, but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche. Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late.

    Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short-term injuries, while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer-term issues. Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli, with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks.

    Sevilla confirmed starting lineup (5-4-1): Bounou (GK) — Montiel, Bade, Gudelj, Rekik, Acuna — O. Torres, Jordan, Rakitic, P. Gueye — En-Nesyri.

    Sevilla subs (10): Dmitrovic (GK), A. Flores (GK), Nianzou, Fernando, Suso, C. Alvarez, Ocampos, Mir, Lamela, Gil.

    UK: La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV, with ITV's streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing.

    USA: All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN's premium streaming service ESPN+, requiring a subscription to view.

    Canada: All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN's streaming options, with today's match broadcast on TSN3.

    Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Neds (Australia).

    Credit: sportingnews.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  Steph Curry is expected to miss at least the next five games and the Warriors are hoping he can return shortly after the NBA All Star break ends on Feb 23 a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday morning Though the extent of the injury to Curry s left knee area still is being evaluated the Warriors already are planning to proceed without him over the 10 days remaining before the break according to the source It occurred when the right knee of Dallas guard McKinley Wright IV banged into the side of Curry s left knee Curry limped off the court into the locker room and did not return Curry has appeared in 38 of Golden State s 53 games this season averaging 29 4 points 6 4 assists and 6 3 rebounds It is anticipated that fourth year guard Jordan Poole who has yet to miss a game this season will move into the starting lineup at point guard The Warriors will battle the Thunder Trail Blazers Lakers Wizards and Clippers before heading into the All Star break which will provide nine days of rest between games A more definitive diagnosis and prognosis of Curry s status could be released later Sunday but more likely on Monday Credit nbcsports com You can read the original article here
    Steph Curry to Miss Time; Warriors Aim for Return After All-Star Break
     Steph Curry is expected to miss at least the next five games and the Warriors are hoping he can return shortly after the NBA All Star break ends on Feb 23 a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday morning Though the extent of the injury to Curry s left knee area still is being evaluated the Warriors already are planning to proceed without him over the 10 days remaining before the break according to the source It occurred when the right knee of Dallas guard McKinley Wright IV banged into the side of Curry s left knee Curry limped off the court into the locker room and did not return Curry has appeared in 38 of Golden State s 53 games this season averaging 29 4 points 6 4 assists and 6 3 rebounds It is anticipated that fourth year guard Jordan Poole who has yet to miss a game this season will move into the starting lineup at point guard The Warriors will battle the Thunder Trail Blazers Lakers Wizards and Clippers before heading into the All Star break which will provide nine days of rest between games A more definitive diagnosis and prognosis of Curry s status could be released later Sunday but more likely on Monday Credit nbcsports com You can read the original article here
    Steph Curry to Miss Time; Warriors Aim for Return After All-Star Break
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    Steph Curry to Miss Time; Warriors Aim for Return After All-Star Break

    Steph Curry is expected to miss at least the next five games, and the Warriors are "hoping" he can return shortly after the NBA All-Star break ends on Feb. 23, a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday morning.

    Though the extent of the injury to Curry’s left knee area still is being evaluated, the Warriors already are planning to proceed without him over the 10 days remaining before the break, according to the source.

    It occurred when the right knee of Dallas guard McKinley Wright IV banged into the side of Curry’s left knee. Curry limped off the court into the locker room and did not return.

    Curry has appeared in 38 of Golden State’s 53 games this season, averaging 29.4 points, 6.4 assists and 6.3 rebounds.

    It is anticipated that fourth-year guard Jordan Poole, who has yet to miss a game this season, will move into the starting lineup at point guard.

    The Warriors will battle the Thunder, Trail Blazers, Lakers, Wizards and Clippers before heading into the All-Star break, which will provide nine days of rest between games.

    A more definitive diagnosis and prognosis of Curry’s status could be released later Sunday, but more likely on Monday.

    Credit: nbcsports.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo 15 Christensen 18 Alba 8 Pedri 5 Busquets 21 de Jong 6 Gavi 22 Raphinha 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna 21 O Torres 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye 15 En Nesyri 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga Sunday match
     Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1 0 defeat earlier in the day An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate Now it s Barcelona s turn to secure points and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play The job will be difficult however as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised with three wins in their last four league matches All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril they have yet to prove that they re truly dangerous against top sides Today they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates commentary and highlights as they happen Barcelona 4 4 2 right to left 1 ter Stegen GK 23 Kounde 4 R Araujo 15 Christensen 18 Alba 8 Pedri 5 Busquets 21 de Jong 6 Gavi 22 Raphinha 9 Lewandowski Sevilla 5 4 1 right to left 13 Bounou GK 2 Montiel 22 Bade 6 Grudelj 4 Rekik 19 M Acuna 21 O Torres 8 Jordan 10 Rakitic 18 P Gueye 15 En Nesyri 5 mins to kick Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions which is a simply putrid goalscoring record 12 mins to kick After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home 33 mins to kick Today s match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup Marc Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona s incredible defensive record in league play this season conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games and one of those was an own goal in the last match Those seven goals have come against 15 51 xG and 9 81 xGOT so ter Stegen s contributions have been enormous He ll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net as he s been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30 75 xG and 28 37 xGOT so Bounou has also been a large positive in net Morocco s hero in net Was Yassine Bounou TheBest keeper in 2022 47 mins to kick Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today s venue the Nou Camp 60 mins to kick Sevilla have now entered their lineup and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter There s also a change at the back as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando 75 mins to kick The Barcelona lineup is in and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left back Balde has been quite good of late especially in the most recent 2 1 win over Real Betis There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days which would necessitate the change 95 mins to kick Barcelona s new No 6 Gavi has his manager Xavi all in his feels As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club Xavi hasn t been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder While Gavi isn t quite the same profile of player his current manager once was it s still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation 120 mins to kick Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late and rightly so He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity both on the field with consistent minutes and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star Before today s match he reiterated his support for Raphinha praising the winger s contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati who has consistently provided a spark off the bench With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4 4 2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front Gavi plays in a hybrid role starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4 3 3 Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster s numerous contributions off the bench Jordi Alba enters at left back a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde Barcelona confirmed starting lineup 4 4 2 ter Stegen GK Kounde R Araujo Christensen Alba Pedri Busquets de Jong Gavi Raphinha Lewandowski Barcelona subs 10 Pena GK Tenas GK Alonso S Roberto E Garcia Balde Kessie Fati F Torres Alcaron Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla and it s mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form Youssouf En Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short term injuries while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer term issues Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks Sevilla confirmed starting lineup 5 4 1 Bounou GK Montiel Bade Gudelj Rekik Acuna O Torres Jordan Rakitic P Gueye En Nesyri Sevilla subs 10 Dmitrovic GK A Flores GK Nianzou Fernando Suso C Alvarez Ocampos Mir Lamela Gil UK La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV with ITV s streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing USA All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN s premium streaming service ESPN requiring a subscription to view Canada All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN s streaming options with today s match broadcast on TSN3 Odds via BetMGM USA Sports Interaction Canada SkyBet UK and Neds Australia Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga Sunday match
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    Barcelona vs Sevilla live score, updates, highlights from La Liga Sunday match

    Barcelona look to capitalise on another slip up from Real Madrid as they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

    The Blaugrana can move a massive eight points clear at the top of the La Liga table with another victory, thanks to Madrid laying an egg at Mallorca in a 1-0 defeat earlier in the day. An injury to Karim Benzema left Los Blancos with a toothless attack, and a penalty miss from Marco Asensio sealed their fate.

    Now, it's Barcelona's turn to secure points, and should they complete the task they would become massive favorites to secure the league title despite their earlier failures in European play.

    The job will be difficult, however, as Jorge Sampaoli has Sevilla looking revitalised, with three wins in their last four league matches. All three of those victories came against relegation candidates though, and whilst that seems to have rescued the club from imminent peril, they have yet to prove that they're truly dangerous against top sides. Today, they can take the next step in recovering an otherwise lost season.

    The Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

    Barcelona (4-4-2, right to left): 1. ter Stegen (GK) — 23. Kounde, 4. R. Araujo, 15. Christensen, 18. Alba — 8. Pedri, 5. Busquets, 21. de Jong, 6. Gavi — 22. Raphinha, 9. Lewandowski.

    Sevilla (5-4-1, right to left): 13. Bounou (GK) — 2. Montiel, 22. Bade, 6. Grudelj, 4. Rekik, 19. M. Acuna — 21. O. Torres, 8. Jordan, 10. Rakitic, 18. P. Gueye — 15. En-Nesyri.

    5 mins to kick: Barcelona have an incredible unbeaten record going against Sevilla, now stretched to 14 games and nearly eight years. Sevilla have managed just two goals in their last 720 minutes of action against Barcelona across all competitions, which is a simply putrid goalscoring record.

    12 mins to kick: After playing in their gold third kit at Real Betis last time out, Barcelona are back in their classic hoops kit today at home.

    33 mins to kick: Today's match could provide an entertaining goalkeeper matchup. Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been essential to Barcelona's incredible defensive record in league play this season, conceding just seven goals all year through 19 games, and one of those was an own-goal in the last match. Those seven goals have come against 15.51 xG and 9.81 xGOT, so ter Stegen's contributions have been enormous.

    He'll match up against Yassine Bounou who was sensational at the FIFA World Cup for Morocco in December. Bounou has quietly been bright for Sevilla in net, as he's been pummeled at the back with good opposition chances. The 26 goals Sevilla have conceded this year have come on 30.75 xG and 28.37 xGOT, so Bounou has also been a large positive in net.

    🇲🇦 Morocco's hero in net Was Yassine Bounou #TheBest keeper in 2022?

    47 mins to kick: Even the opponents have to take a moment to soak in the iconic nature of today's venue, the Nou Camp.

    60 mins to kick: Sevilla have now entered their lineup, and Jorge Sampaoli has made a few changes in midfield. Suso and Luas Ocampos both drop to the bench, while Pape Gueye and Oliver Torres enter. There's also a change at the back, as Serbian defender Nemanja Gudelj comes into the back line for Fernando.

    75 mins to kick: The Barcelona lineup is in, and the only real surprise is that Jordi Alba enters for Alex Balde at left-back. Balde has been quite good of late, especially in the most recent 2-1 win over Real Betis. There are reports that Balde has been ill over the last few days, which would necessitate the change.

    95 mins to kick: Barcelona's new No. 6, Gavi, has his manager Xavi all in his feels. As the former owner of that iconic number at this iconic club, Xavi hasn't been able to hold back his praise for the young midfielder. While Gavi isn't quite the same profile of player his current manager once was, it's still quite meaningful to Xavi to watch someone else excel with that number.

    Gavi has been an important player throughout his time at the Camp Nou, but especially now with Ousmane Dembele injured, as he gives Xavi the flexibility to play a fluid lineup that sees Gavi rotate from a midfield position to a more wide attacking role depending on the situation.

    120 mins to kick: Barcelona winger Raphinha has come under fire for poor performances of late, and rightly so. He has looked lost out there in large stretches of games, including the first half against Real Betis last time out in La Liga. Yet Barcelona head coach Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every opportunity, both on the field with consistent minutes, and in press conferences with his defence of the former Leeds United star.

    Before today's match, he reiterated his support for Raphinha, praising the winger's contributions on goals as well as his pressing off the ball. Clearly Raphinha does the little things that please Xavi and keep him in the lineup over young Ansu Fati, who has consistently provided a spark off the bench.

    With Ousmane Dembele injured for another couple of weeks, Xavi has transitioned to a fluid 4-4-2 with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha up front. Gavi plays in a hybrid role, starting as a midfielder but with the flexibility to go out wide and transition the attack into a 4-3-3.

    Raphinha has come under fire for poor form from fans and media, but Xavi has backed the Brazilian at every turn, refusing to start Ansu Fati despite the youngster's numerous contributions off the bench.

    Jordi Alba enters at left-back, a surprise given the solid recent form of Alex Balde.

    Barcelona confirmed starting lineup (4-4-2): ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, R. Araujo, Christensen, Alba — Pedri, Busquets, de Jong, Gavi — Raphinha, Lewandowski.

    Barcelona subs (10): Pena (GK), Tenas (GK), Alonso, S. Roberto, E. Garcia, Balde, Kessie, Fati, F. Torres, Alcaron.

    Jorge Sampaoli has turned things around at Sevilla, and it's mostly thanks to his ability to get the best Sevilla players back on form. Youssouf En-Nesyri is the main goalscoring threat, but he had been invisible this season until bagging his first two goals of the entire season last time out against Elche. Marcos Acuna and Ivan Rakitic have also found the back of the net of late.

    Sevilla are likely missing Alex Telles and Marcao to short-term injuries, while Jesus Navas and Jesus Corona miss out with longer-term issues. Suso and Lucas Ocampos have been rotated to the bench by Sampaoli, with Oliver Torres and Pape Gueye slotted in on the flanks.

    Sevilla confirmed starting lineup (5-4-1): Bounou (GK) — Montiel, Bade, Gudelj, Rekik, Acuna — O. Torres, Jordan, Rakitic, P. Gueye — En-Nesyri.

    Sevilla subs (10): Dmitrovic (GK), A. Flores (GK), Nianzou, Fernando, Suso, C. Alvarez, Ocampos, Mir, Lamela, Gil.

    UK: La Liga matches in the UK are carried on LaLiga TV and ITV, with ITV's streaming platform ITVX available for online viewing.

    USA: All La Liga matches in the United States are shown on ESPN's premium streaming service ESPN+, requiring a subscription to view.

    Canada: All La Liga matches in Canada are available via TSN's streaming options, with today's match broadcast on TSN3.

    Odds via BetMGM (USA), Sports Interaction (Canada), SkyBet (UK), and Neds (Australia).

    Credit: sportingnews.com. You can read the original article here.

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