La Liga: Game of Thrones stars come out to support House Sevilla in their battle against Barcelona

Seville: Actors in Emmy-winning television epic Game of Thrones got a front row seat at the Lionel Messi show on Sunday as the Argentine superstar scored his 500th Barcelona goal.

In July, programme makers HBO announced that for the seventh season, a number of Spanish cities and landscapes would be used for filming, including Seville, Caceres and Almodovar del Rio. However, the show is no stranger to Spain, as they have regularly used locations in Spain to shoot for scenes based in Essos, which is one of the fantasy show's more desert-like landscapes. Club officials at Sevilla took the opportunity to invite the actors to watch the match at the Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium.

Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Conleth Hill, and Hafthor Julius Bjornsson were amongst the Game of Thrones team present at the Sanchez-Pzjuan.

The award-winning actors were in great spirits despite Sevilla slumping to defeat, courtesy a late Luis Suarez winner. The Sevilla media team cleverly capitalised on the stars' presence, posting several pictures of the celebrities enjoying the atmosphere during the game.

The actors, who entertain an audience of millions during the course of a season, were in store for some great entertainment themselves as Lionel Messi dazzled the Sevilla defence on multiple occasions. Messi's stunning performance was even lauded by the Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays one-handed knight Jamie Lannister.

  The stars donned Sevilla scarves as they watched the action unfold from the VIP area. They were also presented with custom Sevilla jerseys by club president José Castro. 

Emilia Clarke, who plays Denaerys 'Mother of Dragons' Targaryen, suggested that her uncle would be proud of her heckling skills through her Instagram post.


While their continued presence at Sevilla games may be doubtful, the event certainly made for a great outing for the stars, and their presence also helped boost the club's international profile.

Here's what Twitter had to say about it

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Nov 07, 2016 16:37 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See