Barcelona vs Sevilla: Coutinho scores as Catalans drop 1st point under Ronald Koeman

Barcelona vs Sevilla: Coutinho scores as Catalans drop 1st point under Ronald Koeman

- Barcelona drop their first point of the season after playing a 1-1 draw against Sevilla

- Luuk de Jong and Philippe Coutinho were the goal scorers for their respective clubs

- They have now amassed seven points from their first three matches this campaign

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Philippe Coutinho's 10th-minute strike was all Barcelona needed to salvage a draw against Sevilla at the Nou Camp.

The Catalans kicked off the 2020-21 campaign on a bright note - scoring seven goals in their first two games against Villarreal and Celta Vigo.

However, the reigning Europa League champions gave a good account of themselves after forcing the Blaugrana to a 1-1 draw on home turf.

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Luuk de Jong opened the scoring for the visitors just eight minutes after kickoff after powering an unstoppable shot beyond Neto's reach.

Barcelona vs Sevilla: Coutinho scores as Catalans drop 1st point under Ronald Koeman

Barcelona teammates rejoice with Philippe Coutinho after equalising for them against Sevilla. Getty Images.
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The 30-year-old Swiss benefited from a poor clearance from the home team before getting a chance to launch a thunder which went straight into the nack pf the net.

Koeman's men however responded immediately with Philippe Coutinho equalising for the hosts in the 10th minute to level parity.

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Lionel Messi started the build-up after flicking a long pass through to Jordi Alba but Jesus Navas in his attempt to intercept the ball mistakenly laid the ball for the oncoming Barca star.

Neither team was able to add to their tally for the remainder of the meeting despite finding the back of the net early enough.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid continued their Spanish League title defence with a victory over Levante at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

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A goal each from Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr were all Los Blancos needed to cruise to the much-needed win as the rise to the summit of the table.

The 20-year-old Brazilian opened the scoring for the Santiago Bernabeu side just 16 minutes into the meeting with a stunning strike from close range.

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