After suffering a heartbreaking defeat against Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid, Xavi’s Barcelona won against Villarreal to secure the 2nd spot in the La Liga table.
Blaugrana’s talisman Robert Lewandowski scores twice while Young Spanish attacker Ansu Fati also got his name on the scoresheet. While Gerard Moreno dependent Villarreal failed to score even once.
Moreno is out of action for the yellow outfit because of a hamstring injury. And the team seems to suffer a lot in the absence of their skipper. And if we talk about the substitutions, Gerard Pique and Hector Bellerin got their much-awaited game minutes.
Villarreal has always been a very tough test for the Blaugrana but this time, Xavi’s Barcelona dominated the whole match. They didn’t give Unai Emery’s Villarreal gaps or chances to get on the scoresheet.
The last time when both the clubs met in La Liga, Villarreal was on the better side as they defeated the Catalans. But taking the revenge back, Joan Laporta’s side played really well.
Xavi started the match without their traditional captain Sergio Busquets. And it was really evident that the fans were really happy with it. The legendary defender war lately suffered a lot to find his good form for the Spanish Giants.
What does Xavi have to say about FC Barcelona’s win over Villarreal?
The 42-year-old Spaniard made a considerable number of changes in the squad and they also paid off the dividend as they comfortably won the match. Dutch midfielder Frankie de Jong was among the star performers of the match. And Xavi wasn’t shy of praising his players.
“Frenkie was very good. He really enjoyed the game, he understood it very well and he played a very complete game. I’m happy for him.” he said.
Talking about the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Barcelona manager added: “There is a month left for the World Cup. I’m sure that it will be a historic World Cup. I wish Qatar all the best in hosting. Qatar is a country that gave me everything.”