Barca display class with a 4-1 thrashing of Villarreal

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After two consecutive draws in LaLiga, Barcelona bounced back with an emphatic 4-1 win over Villareal on Sunday night (Monday IST).

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The Catalan giants had fallen far behind arch-rivals Real Madrid in the LaLiga table but reduced the gap to just four points after Zinedine Zidane’s men beat Athletic Club earlier in the day.

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Match highlights

 An own goal from Villareal defender Pau Torres opened the lead for the Catalans  inside 3 minutes of kickoff. Gerard Moreno soon restored parity for the home side in the 14th minute after Villareal split open Barca’s defence with neatly weaved passes.

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Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi (R) challenges Villarreal’s Cameroonian midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa during the Spanish League football match between Villarreal and Barcelona at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal on July 5, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Luis Suarez however put Barça back in the driver’s seat. Lionel Messi pulled out a brilliant individual move to pick out Suarez, who unleashed a rasping shot past Sergio Asenjo with a first-time finish. The visitors doubled their lead before the half-time whistle after Antoine Griezmann found the net with an exquisite chip. 

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The second half continued with the same dominance from Barcelona, who arguably played their best game since football in Spain resumed last month. Lionel Messi had a goal ruled out for offside before substitute Ansu Fati sealed the deal with a late strike. The game ended at 4-1 to Barcelona. 

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