Barcelona 1-1 Villarreal
Barcelona was under the cosh trailing against the undefeated leaders Real Madrid. Its not very often you find the Catalans in a deficit of 6 points. They are often ahead and have received huge success in the recent years. But this has been a season to forget thus far, with many poor results. However they still have an opportunity to get back into the race for the title. To be contenders, they will have to hope Real Madrid’s steak comes to an end very soon. Also they must be emasculate and win majority of their games.
Tough away fixture
Playing away against a side of Villarreal’s quality was always going to be tough going. But this was made even tougher, when Villarreal netted the first goal. A Sublet pass by the Brazillian Alexandre Pato, which was squeezed past macherano.
Enjoy Messi’s marvellous free kick
Villarreal in the brink of victory
An upset was on the cards. As Barcelona kept missing chances to equalize. Especially Neymar has found it particularly challenging as he is yet to see the back of the net since October. This has been his worst run of form since joining Barcelona. At the other end Suarez has been equally inconsistent, not managing to score as frequently as he is capable of. With the score threateningly poised at 89th Minute. Villarreal made an unforgiving sin of conceding a free kick against a guy of Messi’s Caliber.
Messi late free kick
The stage was set, the camera. Then action, the ball rippled into the top corner. It was as if, it was bound to happen. Later, there was some ugly foul play by Villarreal. Which resulted in their midfielder Jaume Costa got sent off. Luckily for them, it was at the 92nd minute, which meant that Barcelona didn’t have much time to cash in for a second goal. The referee blew the final whistle and it ended at 1-1.