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Barca beat Villarreal to cut Real Madrid’s lead at the top

Barca reduced the difference by destroying Villarreal

Barcelona had no alternative but they needed to keep the pressure on Real Madrid. In the most important match, the attacking trio of Barcelona Messi, Griezmann, and Suarez played well and brought victory. As a result, Barca reduced the difference by destroying Villarreal.

Now, the points difference with Real Madrid is only 4. But, only four matches in hand. It seems that the chance of keeping the league throne at Camp Nou will not possible. So, Barca should pray for the defeats of their arch-rival Real Madrid.

At the venue of Villarreal, earlier the team of Quique Setien has defeated the local team by a 4 - 1 goal. Through a suicidal goal, Barcelona went ahead. Later, Gerard Moreno led the team to return to the game. Then, Luis Suarez and Griezmann scored goals and team Barcelona went to the break. At the end of the game, Ansu Fati made the scoreline 4 - 1. In the last season, at the same venue, Barcelona was about to face the defeat. In the additional minutes, Messi and Suarez scored goals and so, the league champion returned with a 4 - 4 goals draw.

By playing the magical football, Barcelona has found the 22nd victory. At the same time, they have managed seven draws. So, after the 34th round in La Liga, they have gathered 73 points so far. In the first match of the day, through the goal of Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao and achieved the highest 77 points so far. 

In the last two rounds, Barcelona stumbled but against Villarreal, the guest team went ahead so, fortunately. Alba passed the ball in front of the goal. Pau Torres went to stop the ball but scored a suicidal goal. Through the counter-attack, in the 14th minute, Villarreal returned to the game.

In the 20th minute of the game, with an amazing goal, Suarez scored his 14th goal in the season. Messi passed the ball and through the Conakry shot, the Uruguayan striker scored the goal. Griezmann did not get enough playing time in the last match. Now, after returning at the first eleven, he answered it too well. In the 45th minute, Messi made the back-pass and the French forward escaped the goalkeeper.

In the 86th minute, Ansu Fati scored the 4th goal for Barcelona. The Barca coach took Griezmann and grounded Fati and he did well. In the additional minutes, the difference was about to increase. But the free-kick of Messi was returned by the crossbar.

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