Barcelona players celebrate after scoring their first goal during the La Liga soccer match between Betis and FC Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday February 7, 2021AP

FC Barcelona will get back on their feet after a 2-0 defeat during the week against Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey when Alavés is a guest in a league competition. In third place with 43 points are Barcelona with three Points behind Real Madrid but has a game in hand, while La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid are eight points ahead of the Catalan club At the other end of the table, Alavés is in a relegation battle with 22 points the 16 Place, two before the 18th Place Rea Valladolid Barcelona have one of the highest goal differences in the league at 24, which is largely due to the offensive duo of Lionel Messi (13 goals) and Antoine Griezmann (six)

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MADRID (AP) – This time Lionel had Messi in his 900 No answer game for Seville

Messi had a quiet performance in his milestone game against the team he penalized the most in his career and Barcelona lost 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals in Seville on Wednesday

Messi has scored more goals against Sevilla than against any other team – 37 in 41 games – but the great Argentine missed some opportunities when Sevilla won his eighth game in a row in all competitions Jules Koundé scored in the first half and the former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic added second towards the end

The second leg will take place on February 27 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona Athletic Bilbao will host Levante on Thursday in the first leg of the other semi-final

“There is still hope,” said Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman. “It will be complicated, but this team can do anything”

Seville and Barcelona entered the semi-finals as the hottest teams in Spain. The Catalan club scored six victories in a row in all competitions

“We’re at halftime in a 180-minute game,” said Seville coach Julen Lopetegui. “A lot will happen before we go to Barcelona, ​​but we know how difficult it will be for us. The hardest is yet to come”

The teams played in the Copa finals in 2016 and 2018, with Barcelona ahead on both occasions, the Catalan club trying to reach the ninth final in eleven years, making it to the last four nine times in a row before Athletic Eliminated in the quarterfinals last season

Barcelona controlled possession but struggled to create many significant chances at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium Seville goalkeeper Bono put a stop to the few efforts he was facing Seville were constantly threatening counter-attacks, especially after the first-half opener

Messi, who played 758 with Barcelona to complement his 142 with Argentina, commanded the attack but failed to take advantage of his chances, including one with only bono in 11th Minute he almost hit with a free kick in stoppage time, which was again stopped by Bono

Messi was resting in the Spanish league match against Real Betis on Sunday when he came off the bench in the second half to lead the team to a win from behind

Koundé brought Seville on 25 with a nice run in the lead that resulted in him shoving the ball between the legs of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti before shooting into the net from the box

Rakitic sealed the win in the 85 Minute and hit goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen with a shot into the net. The midfielder did not celebrate the goal against his former club

Koeman was without three players due to injury – Martin Braithwaite, Sergiño Dest and Miralem Pjanic Lopetegui was without injured players Lucas Ocampos and Jesús Navas

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