Barcelona has reclaimed the topmost spot in La Liga with a win 2-0 by overcoming the dogged Villarreal side at home. There had been goals from youngster Carles Alena and Gerard Pique.
Pique was heading the Catalans in the 36th minute in the front while connecting from Ousmane Dembele with a cross. He has given decisive display when scored the late equalizer of Barca in their game with Atletico Madrid.
Villarreal has given admirable display but they are actually levitating above the relegation zone. As a matter of fact, they had taken the lead as Gerard Moreno had seized on the mix-up in between the Clement Lenglet, the defender and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the goalkeeper. However, they had only been able to strike near the post.
Alena, the midfielder came off his bench in order to score for the first time in the league for Barca in the eighty-seven minute to seal the win. He raced on through a ball passed by Lionel Messi and gave a confident finish.
Ernesto Valverde, the Barca coach has said that they absolutely dominated the play in the 1st half irrespective of the fact that they hit the post several times. However, he feels that the team lacked some dynamism in the area but in the end, they had been rewarded. According to him in the second half, they lacked the ball and when this happens, they suffer a lot. They had given a little away since they had been organized but they don’t feel comfortable by playing in that manner.