Shaka Hislop examines the La Liga title race after Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Sevilla (1:02)

Barcelona avenged their Copa del Rey loss to Sevilla earlier this month with a 2-0 win in La Liga on Saturday

The two teams will meet again on Wednesday for the second leg of the Cup – Barcelona lost 2-0 overall – but thanks to Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi, the points on Saturday were all Catalan teams

The win puts Barcelona in second place but a win for Real Madrid on Monday would result in them overtaking Ronald Koeman’s side

Barcelona took the lead in 29 Minute when Messi secured the ball on the center line and got Dembele going

Sevilla didn’t offer much in attack and Barcelona nearly doubled their lead in 60 minutes when Dembele’s shot was blocked but found their way to Sergino Dest, who rattled the ball off the post

Barcelona had thwarted another attempt eight minutes later when Messi steered a through ball into the box, which Clement Lenglet headed in, but who was offside and the goal was not allowed

It was a hectic final in 20 minutes, in which Sevilla also fell victim to an inadmissible goal

Youssef En-Nesyri found the back of the net, but the referee decided that would not count as the ball hit his hand in the buildup

Messi secured Barcelona victory five minutes from time with a right-footed shot from close range

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Barcelona have shown one of their best performances of the season in a complete win over Sevilla thanks to Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona avenged their Copa del Rey loss to Sevilla earlier this month with a 2-0 win in La Liga on Saturday

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Ronald Koeman urged Barcelona players to increase and decrease the club’s reliance on Lionel Messi for goals ahead of Saturday’s La Liga trip to

Ronald Koeman said Lionel Messi needs more help from his teammates as Barcelona struggle to stay in the La Liga title race

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