After the Bilbao quadruple, Barcelona loses by five to Villarreal in La Liga

Barcelona continued to retreat, and suffered a heavy defeat from its guest, Villarreal, with a score of 5-3 at the Luis Companis Olympic Stadium in the Spanish League.

A few days ago, the Catalan club was defeated 4-2 by Athletic Bilbao in San Mames in the quarter-finals of the Spanish King’s Cup.

Two weeks before that, Barça lost another quadruple from Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia.

Villarreal advanced by two goals, but Barcelona succeeded in returning with three goals in the second half, but the visitors equalized in the 84th minute through Goncalo Guedes.

While Barça was searching for the winning goal, in the 99th minute, Alexandre Sorolth scored the fourth goal for Villarreal, then Jose Luis Morales concluded the match with the fifth goal for the Submarines.

Xavi Hernandez sparked controversy after he said the word “shame” to the camera in reference to the referee and video technology’s decision to cancel a penalty kick by Ilkay Gundogan in the 90th minute, before Villarreal’s two winning goals.

In general, this defeat makes the Blaugrana’s chances of achieving the Spanish League difficult, as the balance of Xavi’s squad froze at 44 points in third place, a full 10 points behind the current leader, Real Madrid.

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