At the press conference after FC Barcelona-Sevilla, Ernesto Valverde highlighted the importance of the victory against the Andalusian team (2-1). The three points allow Barça to stay at the top of La Liga with 31 out of 33 possible points. "In the first half we played very well with enough chances to go into the break even further ahead. In the second half we lost some control and they got the equaliser.”

Asked about Paco Alcácer, the match winner thanks to his double, the Barcelona coach praised the striker: "They are important goals for him but also for the team as it allows us to stay very well positioned." "We are happy with the win, but there is still a lot of work to do," Valverde said in reference to the situation before the international break.

Andrés Iniesta, Alcácer and Ivan Rakitic also spoke to the press after the match:



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