AT FULL TIME, Villarreal 3-4 Barcelona: We are only in the third day, but we have already witnessed the craziest and most entertaining game of this event. the league season. Despite an abysmal defense in the first hour of the game, Barca played excellent attacking football all afternoon and showed brilliant character to stage their own comeback and earn three huge points in a place where few have teams will win. WHAT A GAME !
71′ GOAL!!! Villarreal 3-4 Barcelona (Lewandowski): BARÇA TAKES BACK THE LEAD!!! They make a comeback of their own as Lamine Yamal cuts inside and hits the post, but Robert Lewandowski is in the right place at the right time to score!!!
68′ GOAL!!! Villarreal 3-3 Barcelona (Ferran): BARÇA EQUALIZES! Ferran Torres comes off the bench to make a huge impact in the game by playing a ball to Gavi in the box, never giving up the game and shooting home with his left foot! GAME !
50′ GOAL, Villarreal 3-2 Barcelona (Baena): Villarreal complete the comeback as Pedraza is allowed to run freely from back to front and finds Álex Baena on his own to put the home side ahead with a superb shot into the far corner.
SECOND HALF KICK OFF! Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona: Resumption in Vila-real!
HALF-TIME, Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona: A wild first half ends level after more than 50 minutes of high quality attacking football and some pretty awful defending from both sides. Barca started badly but improved as the half went on and led for a while, but they need to be much better in defense if they want to score all three points in the second half.
40′ GOAL, Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona (Sorloth): Villarreal leveled before half-time after a fine team move as Alfonso Pedraza found Alexander Sorloth all alone at the far post for a strike.
26′ GOAL, Villarreal 1-2 Barcelona (Foyth): Villarreal are back in the game as a corner hits the box and Juan Foyth heads the post.
15′ GOAL!!! Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona (De Jong): IT’S TWO!!! Barça instantly doubles the bet since Robert Lewandowski is dispossessed inside the surface but the ball falls perfectly on Frenkie de Jong who goes to the bottom!
12′ GOAL!!! Villarreal 0-1 Barcelona (Gavi): BARÇA TAKES THE CHIEF!!! Lamine Yamal fires a perfect cross from the left wing and Gavi climbs the highest to score the opener with a header!
5 ‘GOAL REFUSED: Villarreal quickly take the lead through Sorloth, but the goal is ruled out for a very narrow offside and VAR upholds the call.
TO START UP! Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona: And we are on our way to Vila-real!
WELCOME TO THE CERAMICA STADIUM!!! The beautiful newly renovated house of Villarrealalways known as The Madrigal in our hearts, is the site of a great the league game between the hosts and Barcelona, who come into this one looking to start a winning streak after their first win of the campaign last week. But facing the Yellow Submarine away is never easy, and Quique Setien would like to get a big result against his former club. It should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment on all the action. Let’s go!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Koundé, Christensen, Alonso; Gundogan, Romeu, De Jong; Yamal, Lewandowski, Gavi (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Astralaga (GK), Kochen (GK), Eric, Cubarsí, Balde, Casadó, Fermin, Abde, Fati, Ferran
Starting XI: Jörgensen; Foyth, Gabbia, Cuenca, Pedraza; Terrats, Parejo, Capua; Gerard, Sorloth, Baena (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Reina (GK), Albiol, Mandi, Alti, Femenía, Comesaña, Trigueros, Denis, Akhomach, Pino, Morales, Brereton
Competition/Tour: 2023-24 the league3rd day
Date hourSunday, August 27, 2023, 5:30 p.m. CET (Barcelona), 4:30 p.m. BST/WAT (UK and Nigeria), 11:30 a.m. ET, 8:30 a.m. PT (USA), 9:00 p.m. IST (India)
Place: Ceramics StadiumVillarreal, Spain
Arbitrator: Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez
VAR: Valentin Pizarro Gomez
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), TSN 3 (Canada), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), M+ LALIGA TV (Spain), others
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