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It took FC Barcelona 358 days to lose their record and 54 seconds to get it back again. Saturday night, week 30 in La Liga http://www.dallasstarsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Radek-Faksa-Jersey and Sevilla were 2-0 up at the Sánchez Pizjuán, but it could have been three, four or five. They had overrun their opponents and although they were exhausted they didn’t have long to hang on now. On the touchline, the fourth official was fiddling with the board; high above him, the scoreboard crept beyond 87 minutes, and there would only be two more added. Alongside the time were two names: goalscorers Franco Vázquez and Michael Bennett Authentic Jersey Luis Muriel. Easter is special in Sevilla, alright. There, at last, Barcelona were defeated; unbeaten in the league since last April, 36 games ago, they were about to be stopped by the same side that eventually stopped Real Sociedad’s record-breaking team in May 1980 – only Barcelona were falling two games earlier. It had to happen sometime. As it turned out, it will have to happen some other time, although now they’re asking: why does it have to happen at all? After all, if it didn’t happen this time … “We want the perfect season,” Ivan Rakitic said afterwards, disbelief in the air, the thought forming that they could even become the first team to go an entire league without losing. As for Sevilla, this was hard to take. “I won’t sleep tonight,” said manager Vincenzo Montella. “If the game had finished five minutes earlier, we would have won.” Half that would have done it. Half decent finishing would have done it, too. “Frustrating,” Muriel called it. Sevilla had ArDarius Stewart Jersey 21 shots, eight of them his. As the game went into the 88th minute, there was time for two more, both of them Barcelona’s and both of them goals. The clock showed 87.18 when Luis Suárez http://www.authenticslightningstore.com/-55-braydon-coburn-jersey_c-459.html produced an acrobatic finish to make it 2-1 to Sevilla. He turned and raced towards the halfway line pumping his fist while Gerard Piqué ran into the net to collect the ball. Less than a minute later, they were all running into the arms of Leo Messi. His turn to carry them, again. On the left, Phillipe Coutinho had given the ball to Jordi Alba, who returned it. Coutinho pulled it back just outside the area and there both Suárezs let it go, Luis stepping over it, Denis getting out the way. Messi, dashing into his space for his shot, side-footed it first time, bending it in at the near post just past Sergio Rico. The time was 88.12. Two down 54 seconds earlier, suddenly, somehow, Barcelona were level. “Most people thought it was over, but we showed it wasn’t,” Suárez said. “We showed that we’re strong.” This was the ninth match in which Barcelona had been behind in the league this season and they haven’t lost any of them. There was something in the headline in AS that said simply “he did it again”, just as there was something in the opening line of José María Rodríguez’s match report in Marca, which read “it’s impossible not to believe in Messi” and in El Mundo Deportivo’s headline “another miracle from Messi”, or AS’s identical offering too. It is also true that when Messi came here in November 2016 he was ludicrously good; that day, Sevilla could have beaten Barcelona but not Joonas Donskoi Jersey him. So maybe it should not have been such a surprise. Yet this time it really did look all over. Even Messi’s moment seemed to have gone. When Muriel scored Sevilla’s second, he kneeled in the corner, fingers http://www.authenticthunderjersey.com/Shawn_Kemp_Jerseypointing to the sky. Not far away, Messi looked at him, a substitute standing on the touchline. It would be nice to be able to say that you could see a look in his eye, a determination, but you couldn’t really. Earlier on, cameras had caught him on the bench yawning. Now he didn’t say anything, barely reacted, just glanced briefly at the scoreboard. Fifty minutes gone and Barcelona were 2-0 down. He had missed his country’s humiliation against Spain through injury; now he was watching his club get beaten too. Sevilla pressed high, suffocating Barcelona, going virtually man for man all over the pitch, and Barça couldn’t find a way out. They needed Messi: he would have half an hour to sort this out. http://alimenty.pl/alimenty/roadblock-but-wont-look-ahead-to-week-15/2/66664
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