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Barcelona vs Villarreal live blog, full-time: Barça return to winning ways in La Liga

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Follow along as Barça return home for a big game!

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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 2-0 Villarreal: Great stuff, guys. All around strong performance. Great stuff.


GOAL!!!!! Barcelona 2-0 Villarreal (Aleñá 87’): BARÇA SEAL THE VICTORY!!! Lionel Messi plays a spectacular through ball to Carles Aleñá, and the young man chips the keeper to score his first Barça goal!!!


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-0 Villarreal: Let’s keep up the good work from the first half and win this one, boys!


HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-0 Villarreal: Barça dominated the entire first half and created multiple scoring chances, and Piqué gave them a deserved lead. Villarreal had one chance on the counter when Gerard Moreno hit the post, but that was it. This has been Barça’s game, and it’s a really good performance so far.


GOAL!!!! Barcelona 1-0 Villarreal (Piqué 35’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! After a corner is cleared by the Villarreal defense, Ousmane Dembélé plays a fantastic cross and Gerard Piqué heads home the opener!


KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Villarreal: Come on, boys! Don’t give me a heart attack. Please.


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Vidal; Dembélé, Messi, Coutinho (4-3-3)

Bench: Iñaki Peña, Chumi, Miranda, Aleñá, Denis, Malcom, Munir

VILLARREAL

Starting XI: Asenjo; Mario, Álvaro, Ruíz, Pedraza; Trigueros, Cáseres; Chukwueze, Fornals, Cazorla; Gerard (4-2-3-1)

Bench: Andrés, Funes Mori, Jaume, Morlanes, Raba, Ekambi, Bacca


Welcome to Camp Nou! Barcelona are back in La Liga action with a big game against Villarreal at the best stadium on Earth, and this promises to be a tough one. The Yellow Submarine are unbeaten in three, and they’ll make things difficult for Barça. The team needs to be at their very best, so let’s follow along with a big LIVE BLOG!!!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 14

Date/Time: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 6.30pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 5.30pm GMT (UK), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 11pm IST (India)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Eleven Sports 1 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), others

How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!