Barcelona 3-0 Villarreal: Los Blaugranas cruise past The Yellow Submarine

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Barca suffered an away loss to Barcelona on Thursday at the Nou Camp. Barca were looking forward to playing again after losing their last match 3-1 to R Madrid. Villarreal were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-0 victory against Osasuna. Barca are now in 2nd place, with 25 points from 10 matches, while Villarreal sit in 9th, with 15 points from 10.

Los Blaugranas didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, when Robert Lewandowski opened the rout, at 31 minutes. The momentum was again with Barca, who then scored again courtesy of a 2nd effort from Robert Lewandowski in the 35th minute to establish a 2-0 result. However they weren’t finished yet and Ansu Fati made it 3-0 on the 38 minute mark, ending the first half 3-0. Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 3-0 at full time.

Substitutions for Barca included Sergio Busquets, Hector Bellerin, Raphinha, Ousmane Dembele and Gerard Pique for Frenkie De Jong, Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde, respectively. Villarreal brought on Johan Mojica, Jose Luis Morales, Alberto Moreno, Manu Trigueros and Aissa Mandi for Alfonso Pedraza, Arnaut Danjuma, Nicolas Jackson, Manu Morlanes and Raul Albiol.

The referee booked Pau Torres for Villarreal.

Villarreal and Barca will next play at home to Almería and Athletic Bilbao respectively.

Technical card:
Barcelona:Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto (Hector Bellerin, min.70), Marcos Alonso, Jules Kounde (Gerard Pique, min.78), Jordi Alba, Pedri, Frenkie De Jong (Sergio Busquets, min.70), Gavi, Robert Lewandowski (Ousmane Dembele, min.75), Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati (Raphinha, min.75)
Villarreal:Geronimo Rulli, Kiko Femenia, Raul Albiol (Aissa Mandi, min.80), Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza (Johan Mojica, min.25), Yeremi Pino, Manu Morlanes (Manu Trigueros, min.57), Dani Parejo, Alex Baena, Nicolas Jackson (Alberto Moreno, min.57) and Arnaut Danjuma (Jose Luis Morales, min.46)
Stadium:the Nou Camp
Goals:Robert Lewandowski (1-0, min. 31), Robert Lewandowski (2-0, min. 35) and Ansu Fati (3-0, min. 38)