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Football: Jordi Roura delighted with Barcelona reaction

Published on Feb 24, 2013 9:19 PM
 
Barcelona's assistant manager Jordi Roura reacts during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona v Sevila FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Feb 23, 2013. Mr Roura was delighted with his player's response after a difficult week as they beat Sevilla 2-1 to stretch their lead at the top of La Liga to 15 points. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona assistant manager Jordi Roura was delighted with his players' response after a difficult week as they beat Sevilla 2-1 to stretch their lead at the top of La Liga to 15 points.

A 2-0 defeat by AC Milan on Wednesday has left the Catalan sid with an uphill task

if they are to secure their third Champions League title in five years and it seemed their cruise towards a 22nd league title was also about to be stalled when Alberto Botia headed Sevilla into a 1-0 half-time lead on Saturday evening.

However, Roura introduced Cristian Tello for Alexis Sanchez at the break and he was to have a telling effect as, after David Villa had equalised, Tello set up Lionel Messi for the winner just before the hour mark.

 
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