Barcelona beat Sevilla

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Goals from Ludovic Giuly and Henrik Larsson gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory over Sevilla at the Nou Camp on Saturday.

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Goals from Ludovic Giuly and Henrik Larsson gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory over Sevilla at the Nou Camp on Saturday. The win allowed the Catalans to maintain their 100 per cent record in Spains's La Liga. French midfielder Giuly paved the way for Barca's victory with his second goal in two games 10 minutes before half time. Barca leads the points table on goal difference from Real Madrid with both teams on six points each from two games followed by Valencia. Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard was forced to rearrange his team as early as the first minute when Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta was carried off on a stretcher with a knee injury. Giuly hogs limelight The Catalan team took the lead when France midfielder Ludovic Giuly received an incisive pass by midfielder Xavi Hernandez in the 35th minute sending the ball into the goal. Barca nearly doubled their lead two minutes before the break when Brazilian Silvinho provided an ideal cross for Swedish striker Henrik Larsson. However, the Sevilla goalkeeper got his body behind the ball. Barcelona, lacking injured star Ronaldinho, started the second half slowly against the Andalucians. Larsson added a second in the 77th minute with his first league goal for Barcelona. Barca had a host of further chances to extend their lead, but African Player of the Year Samuel Eto'o was unable to provide the finishing touches to several slick attacking moves. The game was briefly interrupted in the final minute when a supporter invaded the field to place a large red hat on the head of Eto'o before being detained by security staff. (AP)

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