Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and scored 36 goals in 35 games against Sevilla, while Barcelona won 4-2 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium and beat Atletico Madrid 10 points ahead of the Liga.
Barca was twice in arrears thanks to goals from Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado, but Messi brought them into the competition twice before crowding out his heights and then setting up Luis Suarez for a late fourth.
Barca made the first threat In the afternoon, Messi unleashed the free-kick that hit Sergio Busquets, whose pass for Luis Suarez gave him the chance to make a long-range shot.
But soon Sevilla showed the danger that they could cause during the break. Banega found Navas and his final ball
And the home side made further questions after half an hour, a crisp game when Wissam Ben Yedder was posted blocking his strike.
Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal joined before a pass towards Messi was overheated ̵
However, the lead from Sevilla lasted only four minutes, and Messi scored an excellent volley just in the area after Ivan had crossed Rakitic.
Barca player Gerard Pique got the yellow card because he had fouled Wissam Ben Yedder, and three minutes before the break his team was second for the second time when keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen made a free-kick to Pablo Sarabia, who founded Mercado, found his way.
Marko Rog had a foul on Ousmane Dembele at the beginning of the second half, Suarez was close to catching Messi's free-kick.
Barca missed the chance Dembele hit his shot completely wrong before Messi was blocked shortly afterwards.
But after 67 minutes, Messi was back in the goal, luring the ball from the edge of the box to 2-2, and he was soon near a hat trick when keeper Tomas Vaclik deflected his effort over the crossbar. However, he was undeniable, and after five minutes he completed his highs after blocking a Carles-Alena shot and had previously found another cool finish for Suarez in the final seconds.