Barcelona easily defeated Sevilla 3-0 on Sunday to increase their advantage over Real Madrid in the La Liga standings to a huge eight points. The Catalans, who are vying for their first Spanish championship since 2019, punished Madrid for earlier's 1-0 loss to Real Mallorca by creating a significant lead over their competitors.
Coach Xavi Hernandez urged his players to foreclose the possibility of a Madrid comeback, saying that Barca would not permit any "euphoria" to set in. Because they are the current La Liga and Champions League champions, they remain the favourites, according to Xavi. Jordi Alba scored before the hour mark to break the scoreless first half, and goals from Gavi and Raphinha sealed the victory. In their previous 11 league games, they have won 10 of them, and Barca has now gone 15 games without a loss in all competitions.