The success of securing a place in the last 16 of the European Champions League must be forgotten by Barcelona at this time, because they must immediately focus on the Spanish La Liga match, which is the competition at the top of the standings is getting tighter. Now Sevilla are sitting in the standings, with Barcelona just 1 point behind. Therefore, the Catalan giants must try hard to win the position.
Entering the 14th Jornada this weekend, Ernesto Valverde’s landing squad will face Villarreal, a strong enough opponent. Their match itself is planned to take place on the following Monday morning, December 3, 2018.
Barcelona, as we say, must really shift its focus to the domestic stage, as a series of bad results they have gotten lately, made the defending champions ejected from Sevilla’s standings. Despite appearing frightening and unbeaten in the European Champions League, the fact is Barcelona appear in La Liga, with only collecting 25 points from 13 matches that have been going on. It was also seen from their last five matches records, where the Catalan giants were only able to pack just 2 victories between them.
But the season is still long to go, Lionel Messi CS still can take over the top of the standings. But, the match against Villarreal later will not be easy for Barcelona. But on paper, Barcelona does look superior, moreover the match will take place at Camp Nou.
Head to head Matches – Barcelona vs. Villarreal:
[10/5/18] Barcelona 5-1 Villarreal
[12/12/17] Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona
[05/07/17] Barcelona 4-1 Villarreal
[09/01/17] Villarreal 1-1 Barcelona
[03/03/16] Villarreal 2-2 Barcelona
Barcelona’s Last 5 Matches:
[24/11/18] Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona
[11/11/18] Barcelona 3-4 Real Betis
[11/7/18] Inter Milan 1-1 Barcelona
[04/11/18] Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Barcelona
[01/11/18] Cultural Leonesa 0-1 Barcelona
Villarreal’s Last 5 Matches:
[12/11/18] Villarreal’s Rayo Vallecano 2-2
[11/11/18] Villarreal’s Rapid Wien 0-0
[04/11/18] Villarreal 1-1 Levante
[11/2-18] Almeria 3-3 Villarreal
[29/10/18] Alaves 2-1 Villarreal
Barcelona: ter Stegen, Lenglet, Pique, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Vidal, Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi.
Villarreal: Sergio Asenjo, Ramiro Funes Mori, Jaume Costa, Miguelón Llambrich, vlvaro González, Pablo Fornals, Trigueros, Chukwueze, Cáseres, Gerard Moreno, Ekambi Shop.