Live News: Barcelona vs Villarreal- Match summary
Full time: Barcelona 3 – Villarreal 0
Before the break, damage was done. Barcelona put on a strong performance as they started to partly recover from their weekend setback. A game that appeared to be in the balance early on was basically ended by three goals in less than 10 first-half minutes. Villarreal lost numerous clear chances to score due to their carelessness in the final third, and the first 45 minutes saw a pretty shaky Barça defence.
Robert Lewandowski’s two spectacular goals placed Los Azulgranas comfortably in control at the opposite end, and as Ansu Fati added a third, there was never going to be any debate about the conclusion.
Villarreal didn’t pose a significant threat to Marc Andre Ter Stegen’s goal until stoppage time, making the second half less intriguing. A stronger defensive performance in the second half will satisfy Xavi, and it should boost him confidence before another challenging stretch of games.