Sevilla dethroned FC Barcelona after they won the perhaps most critical match for the Primera Division's season championship with a 2-1 victory. FC Barcelona looked like they were getting away with three points after Ronaldinho scored in the 13th minute.
However in the key point of the match, the 29th minute, the tides turned. FC Barcelona were given a penalty and Ocio was red carded for his efforts, but Ronaldinho missed the opportunity to take a bigger lead.
The miss turned out to have graver consequences for FC Barcelona than they anticipated. Sevilla fought their way back in the game and equalised 10 minutes later with Russian Aleksandr Kerzjakov as their goal scorer. The Russian turned away from his direct opponent Rafael Marquez and put the ball past Victor Valdes.
Kerzjakov turned out to be a big threat for the FC Barcelona defense, especially because he kept falling inside and around the box. One of the schwalbes fooled the referee and a free kick was given. Dani Alves curled his shot over the wall into the goal. Valdes was left no chance of ever saving that effort. It was a slap in the face for Barcelona who were putting in major efforts of getting ahead.
FC Barcelona's one-man advantage disappeared into thin air when Ludovic Giuly was red carded for pulling Dani Alves. 10 minutes later Barça lost Zambrotta as well when he protested against a yellow card given for a tackle.
In the end phase of the match FC Barcelona tried to equalise and came close a few times but Samuel Eto'o missed a big opportunity in front of goal. Looking at the course of the end phase it would have been more likely that Sevilla scored another after Kanouté and Alves.Powered by Sidelines