With videoFC Barcelona picked up three points from an amazing match with Villarreal. The defending champion overcame a 3-2 deficit to win 3-4 in the second half. Frenkie de Jong scored the second Catalan goal after fifteen minutes of play, but then saw that his team was in serious trouble.
Barcelona was in desperate need of a win to avoid falling behind Real Madrid at the start of the season. The traditional rivals achieved victory in the first three matches, while Barcelona already suffered from losing points in the opening match against Getafe (0-0).
There was no problem at first for Barcelona at La Ceramica. The visitors led 0-2 after fifteen minutes. Gavi scored the opening goal, after which Frenkie de Jong doubled the lead. With a little luck, the Dutch international received the ball at his feet through a Villarreal defender and scored from control.
But Villarreal came together before half-time. Juan Foyth reduced the home team’s deficit and Alexander Sorloth, who has played for FC Groningen in the past, equalised. Alex Baena gave Villarreal the lead in the 50th minute (3-2).
Substitutes Ferran Torres and Robert Lewandowski prevented Barcelona from losing a league match for the first time since 2013 after taking a two-goal lead. Torres scored after a combination by Javi. Lewandowski scored from the rebound after 16-year-old Lamin Yamal hit the post.
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End of the second half
Ilkay Gundogan is replaced by Fermin Lopez
Daniel Parejo replaces Ben Brereton
Yellow card for Eric Garcia
Yellow card for Matteo Gabbia
Alex Baena is replaced by Jose Luis Morales
Lamine Yamal is replaced by Ansu Fati
3-4 Robert Lewandowski goal!
What a sight! Barcelona turns the game around in the blink of an eye and is now ahead. Lewandowski scores his first goal of the season. The Pole scores from the rebound after Lamine Yamal hits the post.
Gerard Moreno is replaced by Elias Akhoumash
Ramon Terrates replaces Santi Comesagna
Etienne Capoue is replaced by Denis Suarez
3-3 Ferran Torres goal!
Barcelona comes along! Ferran Torres hits the mark flawlessly after the combination with Gavi.
Oriol Romeu is replaced by Ferran Torres
Yellow card for Ramon Terrates
3-2 Alex Baena goal!
Andreas Christensen replaces Eric Garcia
The second half started
The end of the first half
Yellow card for Robert Lewandowski
Yellow card for Juan Foyth
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