Sevilla vs Barcelona: Lewandowski Scored
Barcelona are back. The Blaugrana went on the road and blanked Champions League side Sevilla 3-0 to move to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Playing his fourth career La Liga match, Robert Lewandowski scored his fifth goal of the season and he played a decisive role in another goal as Barcelona put the match away in the first half.
A second-half Eric Garcia goal after a short-corner routine allowed the subs to flow during the remainder of the second half.
For Sevilla, it was a crushing loss, their third in four matches. After finishing in fourth place last season, Sevilla is near the bottom of the table
and manager Julen Lopetegui is under significant pressure after its worst start since 1981. Fans chanted "Lopetegui dimision" (Lopetegui resignation) at the end of the match.
Backed by loud home support, Sevilla started strong with Isco playing a starring role,
and they were only foiled by a spectacular early save from Barcelona's Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, and a handful of offside calls. But Barcelona's forwards weren't as forgiving.
Lewandowski was a catalyst on the first Barcelona goal with his chip cleared off the line, where teammate Raphinha was ready to pounce and head home the loose ball.
The Polish international then put his world-class talent on display for the 2nd goal, controlling a cross with his chest & drilling the ball past the goalkeeper in a spectacularly graceful play.