Despite Muriel's leading role at Machín's Sevilla, the forward could leave on loan in the next few days. He would go to Sporting Lisbon on loan, who would also have an option to buy the player at the end of the season.
The Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan suffered the voracity of Lionel Messi after the Argentine forward had to watch Luis Muriel celebrate Sevilla's second goal, before eventually coming off the bench at the death to overturn the two-goal deficit.
Two late, late goals in the space of a minute from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi secured Barcelona the most unlikely draw on Saturday as Sevilla somehow squandered a two-goal lead at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The upcoming international friendlies will have Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Manchester City, Liverpool, Juventus, Roma and Bayern Munich on edge. The week after the players return will see these sides going at each other to qualify for the semi-final stages.
Manchester United had goalkeeper David De Gea to thank for ensuring that they went into half-time of their Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday night level after he made a stunning save to deny Luis Muriel.