Barcelona’s Lionel Messi attends a training session for the first time after the feud with the club. Reuters
Messi squandered a couple of chances as Sevilla won its eighth consecutive match in all competitions thanks to a goal by Jules Koundé in the first half and another by former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic near the end.
Lionel Messi was on the double for Barcelona on Wednesday in a 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao, prompting coach Ronald Koeman to say his team can still win La Liga. Messi’s brace helped Barca reduce the gap behind league leaders Atletico Madrid to seven points,
The Argentina star has already been ruled out of the team's trip to Florida for a one-off friendly against Napoli in Miami on Wednesday.
The four-time World Cup winners came into the match needing a win but were also relying on the result of Japan's game with Spain to progress.
Spain also brought Barcelona's teen left-back Alejandro Balde in for his full international debut, while winger Nico Williams also starts, with Jordi Alba and Ferran Torres dropping out.
The oldest motorsport event in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Dubai International Baja, is set to make an exciting return next month as World Cup Rallying comes to the UAE with a modern twist.
Though New York Stirkers needed 46 runs from the last 18 balls while chasing Delhi Bulls total of 112 for 6, Pollard scored an unbeaten 26 off 7 deliveries with three boundaries and two sixes and Azam Khan remained unbeaten on 37 off 22 balls.