Sergio Ramos, the seasoned Sevilla veteran and former Real Madrid icon, unwittingly handed Barcelona a pivotal La Liga victory.
Ramos, who had returned to Spain following a two-year spell with Paris St-Germain, marked his 34th La Liga clash against Barcelona with an unfortunate own goal.
In a critical moment, the 37-year-old inadvertently redirected Lamine Yamal’s header into his own net.
Barcelona earned their victory in impressive fashion, with Joao Felix narrowly missing a scoring opportunity as he struck the underside of the crossbar during an exhilarating first half.
However, their triumph was marred by the early departure of Raphinha due to a hamstring injury in the first half, the sole drawback to a result that propelled them to the summit of La Liga, surpassing their neighbouring rivals, Girona.
Sevilla opted not to have any representatives in the VIP box as a protest against the ongoing corruption case involving Barcelona.