FC Barcelona travelled down to Villarreal on Saturday night for week 21 of this season’s Spanish League. The “yellow submarines” as they are recognized to their lovers are way down at the base of the desk in the relegation zone and factors have not been wanting far too excellent for them. Out of 19 matches performed prior to conference Barcelona they had won just four, with seven attracts and 8 losses.
In comparison, FC Barcelona had 13 wins, with 5 attracts and just a one decline. Also consider a glimpse at the range of aims: just 18 for Villarreal when compared with Barcelona’s 59. Thus on paper, it must have been an effortless win for Barcelona, whose morale should have been superior after reducing Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey through the 7 days.
Even so, soccer is not about stats and it isn’t really fought on paper it’s what comes about on the pitch that counts and in the event, there were being number of real likelihood to score. Villarreal’s goalkeeper seemed to be in great sort when Barcelona were on focus on, and the defence of the yellow submarines was reliable, so developing these alternatives was rough. The 1st fifty percent offered number of prospect for Barça, and although Villarreal did build several probabilities to attack the Barcelona objective nothing in the long run arrived of it.
When the groups came out of the next half Villarreal ended up looking slightly additional urgent, but it was Barcelona who managed the enjoy. Nevertheless, regardless of owning substantial possession of the ball, they had been not able to do nearly anything with it that counted. It was not genuinely until the final 10 minutes of the match that Barça had some superior chances to score and it seemed like they would consider the three factors. Nevertheless, it just did not transpire and the match ended goalless.
The end result was disappointing for Barcelona, who have been already trailing True Madrid by five details. With True Madrid successful their match on Saturday it now leaves Barcelona 7 factors behind and it truly is starting to seem as if la liga is out of their get to. Although theoretically they are not out of the race, it’s going to choose some bad success from Madrid to transform that around for them. It continues to be to be seen no matter if misfortune will strike Madrid so hard. Although their 1st match in opposition to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey quarter last was received easily by Barcelona, the return leg was nowhere close to so close and in truth Barcelona was blessed to attract 2-2 and qualify now that they are out of contention for the Copa del Rey, Madrid’s focus can remain on the domestic and European trophies.