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Sevilla defeat Barcelona by two goals in first leg of Copa Del Rey semi finals

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Messi during the match/Image: IANS

Sevilla defeated Barcelona in Copa Del Rey semi finals. The 2-0 victory on Wednesday gives Sevilla a mountain of advantage in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semi finals . Ivan Rakitic and Kounde scored goals for Sevilla.

Barcelona struggled to create chances with Lionel Messi being denied multiple chances by Sevilla goal keeper Bouno.

Jules Koun, the 22 Year Old French defender exhumed his talent in the match. His defensive talent prevented Barcelona from scoring goals. Jules Koun with his brilliant performance in the match defused the attacks of visitors. This 22 year old French man was the back bone in the victory of Sevilla .

Smanuel Umtiti is struggling to find the form after his knee injury. Two key errors from his side were responsible for both the goals from the Sevilla side. Jules Konde dribbled straight in the half making Samuel Umtiti a spectator on the way goal and Rakitic kept him onside before scoring.

In a rare moment of football, Barca Captain was a shadow in most of the minutes. The match witnessed Bouno denying three goals which include a well calculated free kick.

Lionel Messi was watched pretty well. The Argentine footballer behaved physically in response to the well planned defence. However, this time he escaped without a red card. He now has to think for himself about the second leg.

Barca will have to show an exceptional brilliance in the second leg for which there is a mountain to climb.

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