Paco Alcacer brace secures Barcelona victory to extend unbeaten La Liga run | Quick Reaction and Player Ratings

Barcelona extended their unbeaten run in La Liga for yet another week after deservedly beating Sevilla at the Camp Nou (2-1), thanks to a brace by Paco Alcacer in his return to the Catalans' starting lineup. Now leading the table with 31 points in 11 matches, it is hard to argue against the fantastic results Ernesto Valverde has achieved so far in his first season in charge.

Although the three points were not fully secured until the final whistle, this was a game in which Barcelona were clearly superior from the moment the ball started rolling. In fact, if the Blaugranas did not decide the match in the first half it was mainly due to their generalised inaccuracy in front of goal - with Luis Suarez being the main culprit.

Here is a timeline of Francesc Tomas' most relevant tweets during the game:

Match Stats:

Player Ratings:

Ter Stegen - 7

Semedo - 8
Pique - 8
Umtiti - 7
Alba - 7

Busquets - 7
Iniesta - 8
Rakitic - 8

Alcacer - 8
Messi - 8
Luis Suarez - 4

Paulinho - 6
Deulofeu - 6
Mascherano - 6

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