Sevilla 0-3 Barcelona: Lewandowski, Raphinha and Garcia give Blaugrana emphatic win


Robert Lewandowski scored his fifth goal in three LaLiga games and Raphinha opened his Barcelona account in a 3-0 victory over fragile Sevilla.

Raphinha opened the scoring with a simple header and Lewandowski capitalized on the fragility of Sevilla’s defense to double Barca’s lead in the first half.

Eric Garcia got into the game with his first senior goal in the second half and Jules Kounde provided two assists against his former club on his return to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan as Barca cruised to a third straight win.

Angry Sevilla fans turned around and voiced their disapproval during the defeat, which left them with just one point from four games.

Sevilla got off to a promising start and Marc-Andre ter Stegen pulled off a superb one-handed save to deny Ivan Rakitic as the former Barca midfielder went one-on-one with the keeper after some slight defending.

The Blaugrana sprung to life and produced a devastating counter-attack to take the lead after 21 minutes when Fernando cleared the line after Lewandowski looped the ball past Yassine Bounou but only to the head of Raphinha, who could not aim from the run. range.

Lewandowski made Los Rojiblancos pay for leaving him unmarked nine minutes before the break, taking a precise pass from Kounde onto his chest and right-footing a volley into the bottom left corner.

Kounde somehow failed to add a third against his former club, heading unimpeded from just five yards with Sevilla all at sea at the back.

Defender Kounde turned provider for a second time early in the second half when he headed Raphinh’s cross from the right across goal unmarked for Garcia to tap home.

Bounou showed sharp reflexes to keep out another Lewandowski volley after Sergi Roberto picked out the forward on the right.

Lewandowski was unable to beat Bounou when he was sent off again as the busy keeper stood tall and stuck out a palm and Frenkie de Jong was unable to complete a painful evening for Julen Lopetegui’s struggling side.

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