Barcelona made rather hard work of their latest La Liga outing, but returned to winning ways after their UEFA Champions League defeat to AC Milan, after running out 2-1 winners at home against Sevilla.
Coming so soon after the Milan match and just three days before a cup tie against Real Madrid, it was always going to be tough for the Barcelona players to focus and commit fully to a league fixture when they were 12 points clear at the top of the table.
Even so, the spirit and will to win from the home players was in evidence as they turned the game around having gone in at the half time break 1-0 behind, thanks to a headed Alberto Botia effort just before the interval. The goal was completely against the run of play, with Barça having dominated the first 45 minutes.
David Villa and Lionel Messi scored early in the second half to put the Catalan side back in the driving seat, and they saw out the game in relative comfort to extend their lead at the top of the table.
Here are six things we learned from the game.