Live Match For Barcelona vs Villarreal
Welcome to this live blog for the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal and Barcelona on Sunday afternoon. It’s seventh vs. third, and both teams are still playing for pride, so the three points on offer at the Estadio de la Ceramica are crucial. Since these are two attacking teams, we could be in for a treat when Gerard Moreno and his teammates take on Lionel Messi and his teammates. We’ll have all the build-up to the match on this live blog, as well as minute-by-minute updates after kick-off.
This is our live blog for the match between Villarreal and Barcelona on Sunday afternoon, which kicks off at 16:15 CEST. All of our updates will be listed below, with the most recent ones appearing first. Follow along to see if Barcelona will maintain its momentum.
VILLARREAL 1-2 BARCELONA AT FULL TIME
Antoine Griezmann’s first-half brace gave Barcelona the win, bringing them level on points with Real Madrid in the second position. Villarreal took the lead in the 26th minute thanks to Samu Chukwueze, but it only lasted two minutes before they fell behind again seven minutes later. In the 65th minute, Villarreal’s chances of equalizing were hampered by Manu Trigueros’ straight red card. Barcelona put on a strong performance.
Barcelona (minute 94) Barcelona is pushing a large number of players forward
But instead of heading for Villarreal’s goal, they are playing with the Yellow Submarine as they try to see out the game.
Villarreal’s attack resulted in the ball dropping to Mario Gaspar, who had just come on, but the right-shot back’s from just outside the box ballooned over the wall. There is a five-minute grace period.
Minute 89: Emery’s last roll of the dice.
Yeremi is a Japanese actress. Unai Emery’s final throw of the dice has brought on Pino and Mario Gaspar in place of Samu Chukwueze and Raul Albiol.
Minute 87: Araujo is given some time.
Sergio Busquets has been substituted for the final few minutes of the game by Ronald Araujo.
Minute 86: Gerard with an audacious attempt
Dani Parejo’s right-footed free kick was handled by Gerard Moreno in the box, but the No.7’s attempted overhead kick did not make enough contact, and Ter Stegen easily got to it.
Minute 83: De Jong tries too hard to be adorable.
Dembele took advantage of Villarreal’s open spaces at the back and found De Jong, who tried to dink the ball over Asenjo but only missed, much to the chagrin of Koeman on the bench.
Villarreal continues to press in the 82nd minute.
Villarreal manages to press forward despite being reduced to ten men in search of an equalizer. However, it leaves them very exposed to the table.
Minute 79: Barcelona gets a like-for-like update.
Antoine Griezmann has been replaced by Ousmane Dembele, who has scored both of Barcelona’s goals today.
Minute 75: Emery returns his gaze to his bench.
Moi Gomez has been brought on to replace Etienne Capoue in Villarreal’s attacking lineup.
Messi is down on the ground at minute 73.
Pau Torres, who seemed to lightly catch Messi’s ears, obstructed Messi’s attempt to go down the right flank. A yellow card has been sent to the Villarreal defender.
Ilaix comes close in minute 71.
Messi, Griezmann, and Ilaix Moriba formed a fast Barcelona attack before the youngster turned back to his right and attempted a shot, which was blocked by Pau Torres. Raul Albiol seemed to catch Ilaix gently, but the referee saw nothing wrong with it.
Minute 65: TRIGUEROS GET A RED CARD!!!
Manu Trigueros has been sent off for a horrific tackle on Lionel Messi, making Villarreal’s job even more difficult. He has no grounds for complaint. Thankfully, Messi is able to stand and smile briefly while discussing the tackle with Dani Parejo. He seems to be fine, but Villarreal now have a mountain to climb.
Griezmann and Messi have chances in minute 57.
Barcelona is desperate for a third goal to end the game. Griezmann gets to a low Sergi Roberto cross but is unable to convert it. Then Messi goes on a classic Messi sprint, but his finish isn’t so classic, as he fires well over. Raul Albiol deserves praise for not giving the Argentine much space.
Minute 51: The second half gets off to a sour start.
To begin the second half, there hasn’t been much football. There have been several fouls, with Griezmann receiving a yellow card. Villarreal creates an opportunity for Gerard Moreno, but his header is saved by Ter Stegen.
Minute 46: Let’s do it again.
The second half has begun. Rather than resting on their one-goal lead, Barcelona will look to extend it. They’ll do so with Sergi Roberto on the pitch, who has taken Sergino Dest’s spot.
Halftime: That was a lot of fun in the first hour! Barcelona wins 2-1.
We’ve had goals and we’ve needed goals. Villarreal took the lead through Chukwueze after De Jong missed an amazing chance. However, Barcelona responded with two quick goals from Griezmann to take a 2-1 halftime lead. The first 45 minutes were enjoyable, and the second half should be as well.
Asenjo denies Griezmann a hat-trick in minute 44.
Griezmann has a chance to score a hat-trick today, and Barcelona’s uncharacteristic route one football almost gets him there. Ter Stegen hits it long to De Jong, who offloads at the perfect moment for Griezmann to get another shot off in the minutes since their second. The saving is made by Asenjo. Now Here is the Live Match
Minute 35: FOYTH GIFTS GRIEZMANN A SECOND!!! NOT TO BARCELONA!!! 2-1
So far, the goals have been coming in thick and quick. We expected this to be a goal-filled game, and it has proven to be so. This one, however, is the product of a massive defensive blunder by Juan Foyth, who plays a back pass to Griezmann, who confidently finishes to bring his side ahead less than 10 minutes after falling behind.
GRIEZMANN RESPONDS IMMEDIATELY!!! 1-1!!!
The Villarreal lead didn’t last long, did it? Barcelona retaliated quickly, and it seemed to be a simple task. Mingueza chips a ball into the room where Alberto Moreno should be, which we’ve been discussing. Griezmann then coolly chips it into the far post, leaving Asenjo frozen in place. It’s a 1-1 tie!
Minute 27: JORDI ALBA SLIPS AND CHUKWUEZE SCORES!!! VILLARREAL WIN 1-0!!!
We’ve achieved our first objective. Jordi Alba should have dealt with a ball forward to Chukwueze, but the left-back slips, allowing the Villarreal forward to round Ter Stegen, round the goalkeeper, and slot in. It’s a 1-0 score!
Minute 25: There’s space in the back… and offsides.
Since none of these teams enjoys sitting back, they’re both leaving a lot of space behind the back lines. Both Villarreal and Barcelona’s attackers are looking for ways to take advantage of this, and Sergino Dest has had some success so far. Paco Alcacer and Jordi Alba have also been caught offside by the offside trap, resulting in offsides.
Minute 16: How is the score still 0-0?
Sergino Dest bursts forward into the Villarreal box, setting up a chance for Barcelona thanks to some clever teamwork. The ball is played across for De Jong to tap in, but he fires a shot straight at Sergio Asenjo, who palms it away, and the rebound somehow finds its way past De Jong as he stands by the post. The Dutchman can only rub his hands together and wonder if that wasn’t a goal. We’re all scratching our heads, wondering how it wasn’t a priority.
Minute ten: Messi takes a freekick. Straight into the wall.
Barcelona is awarded a freekick in a favorable spot. Gerard Pique and Ronald Koeman have a conversation on the sidelines as they brace for it before the defender goes up for the opportunity. Messi scores, but the wall saves the day, and the opportunity is lost.
Minute 6: Griezmann is teed up by De Jong.
As he catches a ball in the air and nudges it backward towards Antoine Griezmann, De Jong is the furthest man forward. Raul Albiol blocks the Frenchman’s arrow, which goes out for a corner.
Gerard Moreno’s first chance comes in minute three.
Gerard Moreno, Villarreal’s top scorer and third-best scorer in La Liga Santander, is unmarked at a Villarreal corner. Even in that bright yellow jersey, he manages to go unnoticed and shoots just over the counter, his attempt landing on the top of the net.
Minute 1: Let’s get this party started!
So, let’s get started! It’s Villarreal vs. Barcelona, and the match has all the makings of a classic. Barcelona has a strong record against the Yellow Submarine, which they will put to the test in this match.
This Sunday afternoon, there is a crucial match in the La Liga Santander title chase. The match between Villarreal and Barcelona pits the seventh and third-placed teams in Spain’s top division against each other.
Both teams are desperate for three points, and we’ll see Gerard Moreno and Lionel Messi try to set up or score goals as their teams try to win. Now Here is the Live Match
Villarreal and Barcelona will gain ground on their rivals in the La Liga Santander table due to Real Madrid’s draw with Real Betis on Saturday night, as the Yellow Submarine fight for a European place and the Catalan club pursues the crown.
Unai Emery doesn’t have an excellent record against Barcelona in his managerial career, but he’ll be hoping for his third victory in 27 meetings.
When does the match between Villarreal and Barcelona begin?
The game will take place in the afternoon sun at the Estadio de la Ceramica, with kick-off at 16:15 CEST local time in Spain.
Fans in the United Kingdom can tune in at 15:15 BST, while those on the east coast of the United States can tune in at 10:15 EDT.
On TV or online, where can you watch Villarreal vs. Barcelona?
It will show the match on Movistar, La Liga’s official broadcast partner in Spain. Live Match For Barcelona vs Villarreal
Fans in the United Kingdom will watch on Premier Sports and La Liga TV in the meantime. In the United States, beIN Sports is available. It will show the match on beIN Sports and Kayo Sports in Australia. Then there’s SuperSport in South Africa, with coverage from the Estadio de la Ceramica.
On MARCA, there will be a live blog for the Villarreal vs. Barcelona match. Before the post-match presentation in English, which includes a match sheet, player ratings, press conference quotes, and more.
For Barcelona’s La Liga Santander match against Villarreal, Ronald Koeman has made just one change to his starting lineup. Sergino Dest replaces Sergi Roberto on the right-wing, which is the only change from the team that started against Getafe. Now Here is the Live Match
Everything else is the same. Despite a public spat with Koeman during the Getafe game, Oscar Mingueza retains his starting spot.
On the other hand, Villarreal has appointed an excellent squad despite having a Europa League semi-final on Thursday.
The Villarreal vs. Barcelona lineups
The Villarreal starting line-up is as follows: Sergio Asenjo; Juan Foyth, Pau Torres, Raul Albiol Alberto Moreno; Samu Chukwueze, Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Manu Trigueros; Gerard Moreno, Paco Alcacer.
The Barcelona starting line-up is as follows: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet; Sergino Dest, Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Jordi Alba; Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann.