Highlights and scores of Barcelona vs Villarreal match
Barcelona vs Villarreal match: With goals in the second half of Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona scored two out of two wins against Villarreal 3-1 under Xavi Hernandez on Saturday, marking their first LaLiga away victory of the season.
Memphis took advantage of Villarreal’s mistake to defeat goalkeeper Heronimo Ruri in the 88th minute.
Frenkie de Jong scored the opening goal in the 48th minute, but Samuel Chukwueze caught up with the tie from the bench and set up a busy final in the 15th minute.
Barca remains in 7th place after winning the league match for the first time this season, but is only 3 points away from the Champions League spot in Liga. Unai Emery Villarreal stay 12th.
“That’s three big points, but it was a really difficult game,” Xavi said after the game. “We didn’t dominate as we expected. And need to control the ball well. We have to improve. We were lucky. Villarreal didn’t deserve to lose.
“Of my three responsible games, we dominated one and the few were worthy of victory. We suffered a lot at the end of the second and first half.
Overcoming their pressures. I couldn’t. “It was really hard. It was a good day to play straight.
After Barca defeated Espanyol in Xavi’s first league match last weekend, Barca soon began to cause incidents at both ends with Villarreal.
Meanwhile, Memphis fired after a formidable de Jung’s good job.
Barca only broke through early in the second half when De John pulled out from close range with Jordi Alba’s cross.
The goal was initially disqualified offside, but VAR overturned the decision.
Danjuma shot Villarreal at the time of leveling. Garcia collided with Raúl Albiol, and another penalty shot was shot before the final leveling.
Barca let go of the ball after stealing his throw-in, and Chukwue plunged into the house.
Villarreal seemed likely to be the winner from there, but after Pervis Estupinan and Danjuma missed the opening, Memphis evaded Ruri and before Coutinho scored three from the penalty spot. Showed great calm in bringing back the eighth goal of the season.