Coach Luis Enrique upset as Barcelona draw opens up La Liga race

Madrid: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique lamented the defensive errors made by his side as they blew a two goal lead to draw 2-2 away at Sevilla on Saturday.

Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique 

The Catalans looked well set for a 10th consecutive win in all competitions thanks to stunning strikes from Lionel Messi and Neymar inside the opening half hour.

However, a rare mistake from Chilean goalkeeper , Claudio Bravo gave Sevilla a foothold in the game before half-time. And the Europa League holders took full advantage when Gerard Pique gifted Jose Antonio Reyes possession eight minutes from time as Kevin Gameiro finished off a flowing move to secure a point.

"I thought in the first-half we were much the better team, we played very good football, controlled the game and caused them a lot of problems," said Barca boss Luis Enrique. "It was a shame that in the few minutes we lost control we conceded the goal that opened the game up," he added.

The draw means that Barca now lead Real Madrid by just two points in the title race with seven matches to go.



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