Lionel Messi scores 1st goal of season as Barcelona trash Sevilla 4-0

2019 Oct 7

Barcelona claimed their fourth consecutive victory in all competitions thanks to a great 4-0 win over Sevilla at Camp Nou on Sunday night.

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the season with a sensational 25-yard free-kick in the 78th minute to put an end to his series of 134 days without marking. The 32-year-old Argentine missed the early stages of the new season due to a calf injury he picked up in pre-season.

Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez gave the defending Spanish champions the lead with a spectacular bicycle kick in the 27th minute and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal doubled Barcelona's lead five minutes later.

French winger Ousmane Dembele netted Barca’s third goal in the 35th minute before Messi added a fourth in the second half.

The Catalan club climbed into second place in the La Liga table having 16 points after eight matches played. Ernesto Valverde's team is two points behind fierce rivals Real Madrid.

What’s next?

Both sides return to La Liga action after the international break as Barcelona travel to Eibar on October 19 and Sevilla host Levante the next day.