Afterwards, Barca coach Pep Guardiola said: "This victory is just one more step forward, because it is November 30 and there is no champion. There are plenty of games to play.
"Sevilla did not disappoint me. In the first-half we were disoriented, but in the second drove the ball well and it was different.
"I would have liked a more complete game in the first-half, but I'm very pleased. Messi? What can I say! He's a different player. What I want is for him to be happy and enjoy playing."