Sevilla FC 1-1 FC Barcelona: Unbeaten run continues
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With only two league games left, the Liga F champions Barça Women dropped their first points this season, the match ending 1-1 against Sevilla at a blustery Jesús Navas stadium, Crnogorčević grabbing the equaliser with just 10 minutes left on the clock.
The previous Liga game that ended in a draw was a 0-0 against Atlético Madrid way back in 2020. Since then, only the side from Madrid themselves have managed to beat Barça in 2021, with the Catalans winning every other league game.
First half control but no goals
Barça's starting line up against a Sevilla side in mid-table featured three youth players, namely Vicky López, Lucía Corrales, and Martina Fernández. It was the latter who actually had a good chance to break the deadlock, but her header was saved by Sevilla keeper Sullastres.
Another good team move also saw Jana Fernández come close to applying the finish as Barça exerted their usual control throughout the half, 0-0 at the break.
Sevilla managed to take the lead just eight minutes after the restart from a great counter attack. A super ball from the right found Martín-Prieto Gutiérrez in the middle, who shot through Paños' legs to make it 1-0.
The goal spurred Jonatan Giráldez to being on Alexia, Mapi, and Oshoala (min. 66), but it was actually Geyse who came closest to scoring when she hit the crossbar. As the clock was ticking down and a surprise defeat was on the cards, a melee after a corner saw Oshoala lay the ball back to Crnogorčević who rifled in the ball to make it 1-1.
Barça pinned Sevilla back in the final 10 minutes, but the winning goal simply wouldn't come. The unbeaten run continues, however, and next up are Athletic Club on 13 May at the Estadi Johan Cruyff (kick-off 12pm CEST).
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Sevilla FC: Sullastres, Rivero, Nicoli, Llamas, Gomes, Mérida (Martín, 94), Calderón (Meseguer, min. 59), Gabarro (Martínez, min. 68), Aparicio (Oyedupe, min. 68), Franco (Cahynova, min. 59) and Gutiérrez.
Barça: Sandra Paños, Martina Fernández (Mapi León, min. 65), Irene Paredes, Jana Fernández, Vicky López (Engen, min. 77), Bruna Vilamala (Alexia Putellas, min. 65), Walsh (Ariana Arias, min. 76), Lucía Corrales (Oshoala, min. 65), Mariona Caldentey, Geyse and Crnogorčević.
Goals: 1-0, Martín-Prieto Gutiérrez (min. 53); 1-1, Crnogorčević (min. 80).
Referee: María Planes Terol. Yellow cards for Gomes and Martínez from Sevilla and for Martina Fernández from Barça.
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