Barcelona achieved a difficult and precious victory over its host Villarreal, 2-1, in the match that brought them together on Sunday, in the 32nd round of the Spanish Football League “LaLiga”.
The “Yellow Submarines” team opened the scoring window by Nigerian Samuel Choukwezi in the 26th minute, before Barcelona turned the score upside down by scoring two goals by French star Antoine Griezmann in the 28th and 35th minutes.
Villarreal ended the match with ten men after Mano Triggeros was sent off in the 65th minute after his violent intervention on Lionel Messi, captain of the Catalan team.
With this victory, Barcelona raised its score to 71 points in third place and is equal in points with runner-up Real Madrid, who excels in direct confrontations, as the royal club defeated its Catalan rivals back and forth this season.
Barcelona has a postponed match, if it wins, it will snatch second place from Real and will continue to pressure leaders Atlético Madrid (73 points), who is a heavy guest today at the stubborn Athletic Bilbao.
On the other hand, Villarreal’s score stopped at 49 points, in seventh place on the league table.