FULL TIME! Barcelona 5-1 Villarreal: It’s all over and the champions cruise to a victory, Ousmane Dembele shows us what he is all about and life is good.
GOAL! Barcelona 5-1 Villarreal (Dembele, 93): DEMBELE!! What. A. Goal! The youngster wraps up the game with a brilliant goal. He picks up possession in his own half goes past several defenders before dinking it over the goalkeeper.
GOAL! Barcelona 4-1 Villarreal (Dembele, 87): And it’s four! Ivan Rakitic runs, and runs, and runs and keeps going. He then squares it across goal for Dembele to tap home.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-1 Villarreal (Sansone, 54): Villarreal get one back and it’s a real scuffy effort. Fornals shoots and it takes a big deflection off Sansone to fly past Cillessen. He’s not impressed at all.
GOAL! Barcelona 3-0 Villarreal (Messi, 45): Messi and Iniesta produce yet another moment of magic and it’s 3-0. And that really should be that. Amazing stuff.
GOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Villarreal (Paulinho, 16): Great goal Barca! This is a lovely goal as Andres Iniesta slides a gorgeous pass into Lucas Digne. The left-back then slides it across the box for Paulinho to tap home.
GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Villarreal (Coutinho, 11’): Coutinhooooo! The Brazilian opens the scoring but this goal is ALL about Ousmane Dembele. He races forward and curls in a shot which Asenjo can only parry into the path of Coutinho.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Villarreal: Come on Barcelona! Let’s DO this.
Guard of honour time! Villarreal show everyone how it’s done. Nice job.
Starting XI: Cillessen; Semedo, Piqué, Vermaelen, Digne; Iniesta (Suarez), Paulinho, Busquets (Rakitic); Coutinho, Messi, Dembélé
Subs: Ter Stegen, Rakitic, Suárez, Alcácer, Alba, Gomes, Yerry Mina
Starting XI: Asenjo, Mario, Álvaro, Víctor Ruiz, Costa, Rodri, Castillejo, Fornals, Trigueros, Cheryshev, Bacca
Lineups: Andres Fernandez, Adrian Marin, Enes Unal, Sansone, Javi Fuego, Bonera Raba
Oo look Ernesto Valverde does know how to rotate, who knew eh? Lots of changes for Barcelona then which is exciting. Can they continue their unbeaten streak? Find out right here because all the action is coming right up!
Competition/Round: 2017-18 La Liga, Matchday 34 (rescheduled)
Barcelona team news: Sergi Roberto (out, suspension)
Villarreal team news: Bruno Soriano, Ramiro Guerra (out, injury), Antonio Rukavina (out, suspension)
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, 8pm CET (Barcelona), 7pm GMT/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2pm EST, 11am PST (USA), 11.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Sky Sports Mix (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others
How to stream: beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Sky GO (UK), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)
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