Barcelona received and beat, this Sunday, Sevilla by 3-0, for the 20th round of the Spanish League, which now leads with eight points of advantage over the pursuer Real Madrid, defeated in Mallorca.
At Camp Nou, the null (0-0) persisted for the first 45 minutes, with the goals appearing only after the break, the first, by winger Jordi Alba, at 58, and the second, through Gavi, at 70.
The Brazilian Raphinha, former player of Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting, assisted for the 2-0, but also made the ‘taste by foot’, in the 79th minute.
With the fifth consecutive triumph in the competition, Barça is more comfortable at the top of La Liga, which it commands with 53 points, against 45 for Real Madrid (second place).
Third-placed Real Sociedad (39 points) also had the opportunity to get closer to the ‘Meringues’ in the standings, but, in the reception to Valladolid, ended up defeated by 1-0, against the goal scored by the Canadian Cyle Larin (73).
By the same result, the duel between Girona and Valencia was decided with the accurate shot by Borja Garcia, in the 63rd minute, an outcome that allowed the Catalonia emblem to score 24 points, in 11th place.
In the “che” emblem (17th place), which has not won for three matches in the competition, the Portuguese André Almeida was in the starting line-up, while compatriot Thierry Correia continues to recover from injury.
The big surprise of round 20 happened this Sunday morning, in Palma de Mallorca, with the locals imposing a tangential defeat on Real Madrid (1-0).
The only goal of the match came from a misfortune by central defender Nacho Fernández, at the 13th minute, after introducing the ball into his own goal, today defended by the Ukrainian Andriy Lunin, who replaced the Belgian Thibaut Courtois, after he was injured during heating.
In the second half, Marco Asensio had the opportunity to restore equality, however, from the penalty mark, he allowed the defense of Serbian goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, in the 60th minute.