La Liga Santander Barcelona end Xavi tenure with Sevilla away win

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Barcelona ended their season, and with it Xavi’s two and half year tenure as first team manager, on a winning note.

Robert Lewandowski scored the first early on, home side Sevilla pulled level in the 31st minute and then MVP Fermin Lopez secured the three points with a finely struck goal midway through the second half.

And so ended a season in which Barcelona provided plenty of brilliance but sadly weren’t able to deliver any trophies. As confirmed a week earlier, they finished in a dignified second place in the league, with four wins out of four in the final set of games.

Neither side had anything other than honour to play for, but it certainly didn’t show. The pressure off and eager to put a winning end to their respective seasons, they both gave it a more than proper go.

Barca capitalised on their early domination with Lewandowski setting the goalscoring in motion right on the quarter hour mark. Some sweet footwork from Joao Cancelo ended with the ball being whipped behind the home defence where Lewandowski’s raised foot was waiting to steer it home.

A quarter of an hour later, Sevilla were back level. En-Nesyri was the man to beat Ter Stegen, who was unfortunately already out of contention for the Zamora after Unai Simon of Athletic had kept a clean sheet the day before.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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