Barcelona extended their lead over their rivals in La Liga to eight points with their routine victory over Sevilla, which they achieved with a score of 3-0. After a lackluster first half, the hosts took the lead in the 58th minute with a sidefooted goal from Jordi Alba.
After 71 minutes, Raphinha's cross was converted by Gavi, and Alba's cross was converted by the Brazilian winger to complete the scoring. One unfortunate development was when Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets left the game after just four minutes due to an ankle injury.
Following the loss, Sevilla is now 16th, just two points above the drop zone. In the first leg of their Europa League play-off match on February 16, Barca will play Manchester United. When Real Madrid lost to Mallorca 1-0 on Saturday, they missed an opportunity to cut Barcelona's lead to two points.