Guardiola unbeaten against Sevilla
Ever since the Catalan has been manager of FCB, the side has never lost to the Andalusians. They have won every game against Sevilla apart from the draw at the Sßnchez Pizjußn last season.
It’s almost always a happy ending when Guardiola faces Sevilla, for after six encounters,
Barcelona have won five and drawn one.
Same time, same place
Saturday’s game is almost at the same time of the season as the meeting last term, once
again at 22.000, only last year’s game was one week later. On October 30, 2010, Barša put
five past Sevilla with goals from Messi (2), Villa (2) and Dani Alves.
That is not the only time there has been a goal-fest against the southerners. In
08/09, Barša won 3-0 at the Pizjußn and 4-0 at the Camp Nou . The following season they once again
won 4-0 at home, and despite leading 3-0 once again in the Andalusian capital, the return match
ended 3-2 in a game that as good as decided the league title. And last season Guardiola got his
most resounding win yet, a 5-0 drubbing of one of the biggest clubs in the competition.
They met earlier in 2011, towards the end of the last season, the only time
Guardiola’s Barša has ever dropped points against Sevilla in the league. Bojan put the
visitors ahead, but Navas replied in the second half. Despite the draw, Barša held onto their place
at the top of the table and went on to claim the title.
Sevilla unbeaten this season
Marcelino’s side is one of the form teams in Spain. They have won all four
games at home and have drawn all their away fixtures, making them, along with Barša and Levante,
one of the just three teams that have yet to experience defeat. They are currently in fourth place.