• Messi, Suarez strike after Villarreal reduced to 10 men

    One year ago - By Saint Louis Today

    BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona needed an overzealous tackle by an inexperienced Villarreal opponent to help keep its five-point lead at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday.
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  • Villarreal win 'crucial' for Barcelona boss Valverde

    Villarreal win 'crucial' for Barcelona boss Valverde

    One year ago - By Sporting News

    The Catalans ended a run of two draws in a row thanks to Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi's goals, much to the relief of their coach
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  • La Liga Table 2017: Sunday's Week 15 Results and Updated Standings

    La Liga Table 2017: Sunday's Week 15 Results and Updated Standings

    One year ago - By Bleacher Report

    Barcelona lead La Liga by five points after beating Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday. Atletico Madrid stayed in touch after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season by winning away to Real Betis.
    In between, Athletic Bilbao moved further away from the relegation zone after earning a fine away win against Levante. Earlier, Malaga moved off the bottom of the table thanks to an impressive win over Real Sociedad at Anoeta Stadium.
    Here are the final scores from Sunday's matches:
    Real Sociedad 0-2 Malaga
    Real Betis 0-1 Atletico Madrid
    Levante 1-2 Athletic Bilbao
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  • Messi, Suarez give Barcelona 2-0 win at 10-man Villarreal

    One year ago - By Boston Herald

    BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored after Villarreal was reduced to 10 men to give Barcelona a 2-0 win on Sunday that maintained its lead of the Spanish league. Suarez finished off a quick passing combination, involving himself, Messi and substitute Paco Alcacer, by rounding goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo and tapping the ball home in the 72nd minute. Messi then sealed the win when Sergio Busquets intercepted the ball near Villarreal's area and passed for the Argentina forward to beat Asenjo in the 83rd.
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  • Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona: Messi Inspired La Liga Leaders Extend Unbeaten Run to Go Five Points Clear

    One year ago - By SI

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  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez Score as Barcelona Beat Villarreal in La Liga Match

    One year ago - By Bleacher Report

    Barcelona restored their five-point lead at the top of the La Liga table with a 2-0 win over Villarreal, thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi .
    The hosts were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark after Dani Raba was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Sergio Busquets.
    Barcelona then took full advantage, with Suarez tapping into an empty net after rounding goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo before Messi secured all three points late on.
    The hosts were without the injured Andres Iniesta for the trip to Villarreal and opted to bring in Denis Suarez in his place.
    The club...
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