Messi And Suarez Rescue Still-Unbeaten Barcelona With Late Heroics For Draw At Sevilla

 

Lionel Messi came off the bench to rescue Barcelona and extend their unbeaten run in LaLiga to 37 games as the leaders scored twice in the final five minutes to draw 2-2 with Sevilla.

Barcelona had been unusually below-par at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan and were lucky to only be two goals behind as the game entered the closing minutes.

But Luis Suarez – who had been so wasteful for the visitors – halved their deficit and 53 seconds later Messi earned a point, the Argentine superstar beating Sergio Rico from 20 yards to cap an astonishing finish.

 

It was harsh on Sevilla who had dominated proceedings and deserved led through strikes in either half from Franco Vazquez and Luis Muriel.

 

But they were made to rue wasted chances from that duo and Jesus Navas as Barca showed why they are the top side in Spain this season.

The draw edges Ernesto Valverde's side closer to the title and leaves them one game short of equalling Real Sociedad's unbeaten record in the competition.