The Catalans, aiming to win their first Spanish title since 2019, punished second-placed Madrid for their 1-0 defeat by Real Mallorca earlier on, opening up a wide gap ahead of their rivals
Barcelona stretched their La Liga lead over Real Madrid to a substantial eight points with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday. The Catalans, aiming to win their first Spanish title since 2019, punished second-placed Madrid for their 1-0 defeat by Real Mallorca earlier on, opening up a wide gap ahead of their rivals.
However, coach Xavi Hernandez said Barca would not allow any “euphoria” to creep in, urging his players to shut the door on a potential Madrid comeback. “They are still the favourites because they are the reigning La Liga and Champions League champions,” said Xavi.
“I know that Real Madrid will keep competing until the end. There have been historic comebacks, we can’t let that happen.” After a tight first half Jordi Alba broke the deadlock before the hour mark, with further goals from Gavi and Raphinha helping wrap up the win. The victory was their 10th in their last 11 league games, while
Barca are now unbeaten in 15 matches across all competitions. Xavi’s side have conceded just seven goals in La Liga this season, with this their 15th clean sheet.
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