CHELSEA target Jules Kounde was sent off for throwing the ball straight into Jordi Alba’s FACE.
Papu Gomez had put Sevilla ahead before Ronald Araujo headed in Ousmane Dembele’s corner kick to equalise for Barcelona just before halftime.
After Barcelona defender Jordi Alba had twice bumped him in the back as they argued over a throw in, Kounde grabbed the ball and launched it into Alba’s face from close range.
The referee did not hesitate to show him the 23-year-old defender a red card.
Despite playing with a man advantage, however, Xavi’s side could not find a breakthrough.
Their best chance to pick up all three points came when Dembele curled a shot off the far post with six minutes left.
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The draw means title-chasing Sevilla stay second but now find themselves five points behind leaders Real Madrid.
They travel to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday in a match to be played without several players on both teams due to coronavirus infections.
Barcelona remain in seventh place, 15 points off bitter rivals Real.
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