While Barcelona will be relieved to end their 4-game winless run in La Liga, there will be concern for the fitness of Messi who suffered a fracture after landing heavily on his right arm when colliding with Vazquez
Just moments before the injury, the Barcelona captain scored a sublime goal to put his side 2-0 up. Messi had also set up Coutinho for the opener on 2 minutes. Despite the injury to Messi, Barca extended their lead in the second half through a Suarez penalty.
Sarabia’s deflected long-range effort brought Sevilla back into the game before Ter Stegen made a wonderful double-save to deny first Sarabia and then Ben Yedder. Rakitic’s fine volley made it 4-1 and although substitute Muriel curled home an impressive effort of his own, Barcelona held on to secure their first win in 5 La Liga matches.
Messi is set to miss the Champions League tie against Inter Milan in midweek and the clash with Real Madrid this weekend.