Barcelona were well on their away to yet another comfortable win in the league after they took two goals lead against Villarreal. But homeside came back into the match with two quick goals to share the spoils as Barcelona failed to take full advantage of Atleti slip up.
Barcelona continue their absolute beast form going strong after they looked to have finished off Villarreal after Rakitic putaway side 1-0 up in just 21st minute and Neymar added the second just before the break via penalty. Barcelona dominated the game in first 45 minute but Villarreal came storming back into the game with two quick goals in second half coming through Cedric Bakambu and Jeremy Mathieu own goal.
First half goals from Rakitic and Neymar put Barcelona 2-0 before the break but Villarreal scored two early goal in second half to make things interesting for best part of last 30 odd minutes. But neither side could add to their tally as match ended in 2-2 draw.
Villarreal 2-2 FC Barcelona Highlights
[Spanish Primera Liga, Sunday, 20th march 2016 ]
21′ 0 – 1 Ivan Rakitic
41′ 0 – 2 (pen.) Neymar
58′ 1 – 2 Cedric Bakambu
63′ 2 – 2 Jeremy Mathieu (o.g.)
Villarreal are no pushovers and they are well set to qualify for the Champions league currently sitting fourth in the table with 53 points, 5 ahead of fifth place team. They will be looking to continue their impressive home form where they have only lost 2 games who season and won 11 of the 15 so far. Last time these two meet was back in October when Barcelona ran out 3-0 winners which included a wondergoal from Neymar.
Barcelona vs Villarreal Preview: Barcelona are creating history with every game this season, they are currently 38 games without a defeat and historic back to back treble is on the cards as they saw off the challenge from Arsenal in Champions League already booked their place in the final of Copa Del Rey and we can safely assume they will win the league as well.
Lionel Messi has been in absolute beast form since returning from injury earlier in the season while Suarez and Neymar also keeping their impeccable form having scored more than 100 goals between the front trio. Villarreal on the other hand might not be devastating going forward but they do have a extremely tight defense at home conceding only 8 goals at home and 23 overall in the season. So if you are expecting another goal fest in this game you might very well be disappointed as Villarreal is a solid defense unit who will make it very hard for Barcelona to break them down.
Match predictions: Barcelona are favourite to win every game they play not only in La Liga but also in Europe as well and thats down to absolute magical form of front three who have scored more than 100 goals between them. But law of average is going to catch up with Barcelona sooner or later I expect Villarreal to produce a shock result here. I am going with a 2-1 win for Villarreal.