On Monday, the exchange, on Tuesday Kevin-Prince Boateng at FC was presented in Barcelona, on Wednesday denied the former Bundesliga player already in his first competitive game for the Blaugrana. In the quarter-final first leg of the Spanish Cup competition, Barça with Boateng joined in the starting lineup at FC Sevilla and lost 0:2 (0:0).

As expected, Boateng started in the left side of the box as a replacement for the regular striker Luis Suarez, had in a of tactical game, but hardly worth mentioning actions, and never came to a conclusion. After a good hour Boateng were Barça debut was finished, Suarez came in for him in the game (63. Minute) – probably because the Team of coach Ernesto Valverde this time, already 0:1 behind.

Five minutes earlier, had brought Pablo Sarabia Sevilla after a beautiful cross from Quincy Promes with a decrease in against the run of Cup goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen in the lead (58.). Boateng were replacing had no effect on the course of the game. In the 76. Minute Wissam Ben Yedder completed a counterattack to the 2:0.

For Barcelona’s defeat against the table to fourth in the Primera División, although annoying, but not dramatically. In a week, the Catalans will have the opportunity, with a victory in the return game in the home Camp Nou still to the Cup semi-final. Also in the first knockout round of the Copa del Rey, Barça had lost the first leg at Levante UD 1:2, the game decided to then but 3:0.


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