Andres Iniesta had the first chance at goal in the fourth minute, but his shot was blocked by the Sevilla defenders.
Lionel Messi had a good shot on goal in the 22nd minute, but Sevilla goalkeeper Beto held his ground and made the save. Messi had several free kicks to try and convert into goals, but all of them were high.
Sevilla opened the scoring in the 42nd minute. A free kick led to Alberto Botia heading in the ball past Victor Valdes for the 1-0 lead. Once again, a set piece led to a goal against Barcelona. And once again, the defense could noy defend the set piece.
In the second half, David Villa equalized in the 52nd minute as a great pass by Dani Alves found el guaje, who put it in the back of the net for the 1-1 scoreline.
Messi gave Barcelona the lead in the 60th minute as Cristian Tello got the give and go working with Leo. Messi gave it to Tello, and Cristian passed it back to an open Messi for the second Barcelona goal.
With his goal, Lionel Messi extends his record of consecutive Liga games with a goal with 15.
Alvaro Negredo had a fantastic chance to tie it up in the 75th minute, but he missed terribly.
Tello had a nice chance late in the game, but his shot was nicely blocked by Sevilla. The Barcelona defense was not great, but it was good enough to hold on to the victory.
FINAL: FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Sevilla
Let's break down my three takeaways "From The Mind of Xoel" as FC Barcelona defeats Sevilla 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday.