Villareal were never close to the win. Barcelona surfed it home with ease.
Gerard Pique, Carles Alena.
Barcelona are not playing their best football at the moment. I can’t see the Barca we love to watch, but when it is needed the results are coming. I think it’s clear that Barca is going for the Champions league trophy this season. I don’t think they are performing well in La liga. Against Villareal they got the result they needed though and because of the draw between Alaves and Sevilla, Barca are back on top of the table. How far can Barca go this season though? I must admit that I can’t see them winning Champions league, with Valverde as the manager. I hope it can happen and I will be following, but their quality is far from Manchester City and the other favorites. Let’s see how far they can take it.
I must admit that I have a habit of automatically choosing Messi for this one, but this time I’m choosing a youngster. Alena gets it this time. He only had about twenty minutes on the pitch, but he made a difference and he scored the second goal after a beautiful assist from Lionel Messi, Keep it up Carles Alena.
I’m not sure who to pick here. Barca played a fait match, without being brilliant, but I didn’t see anyone who sucked either! The only one I can pick here is Arturo Vidal. He was substituted and the young man replacing him, finished the match for Barca. Arturo Vidal is not a Barca type and I still don’t understand why he is there.