Barcelona open 4-point gap over Real Madrid at top of LaLiga table

Barcelona returned to the top of LaLiga table, with a thrilling 4-2 win over Sevilla on Saturday night.

The Spanish champions went into the fixture, knowing that victory would open up a four-point gap, after Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 by Levante earlier in the day.

Phillipe Coutinho and Lionel Messi gave Barca a two-goal lead in the first half, before Luis Suarez made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the second half.

Pablo Sarabia pulled one back for Sevilla, but Ivan Rakitic restored the hosts’ three-goal advantage.

Luis Muriel struck late in the game to reduce the tally again.

Ernesto Valverde’s men now have 18 points, while Alaves are second with 17.

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Real sit in fifth place with 14points.

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