A double-header with Sevilla will go some way to defining Barcelona’s season and their forwards made sure they won the league meeting.
Barcelona claimed a deserved 2-0 LaLiga win at Sevilla on Saturday in the first of the sides’ two crunch clashes.
The Blaugrana will host Sevilla in their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg in midweek but first took care of business in the league thanks to strikes from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi.
A display of similar dominance will now be required at Camp Nou, as Barca trail 2-0 from the first leg of their Copa tie.
Ronald Koeman’s men will certainly not be short of confidence after climbing to second, only two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid having played two games more.