La Liga: Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0

La Liga: Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0
La Liga: Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0

Sports Desk – Barcelona got their La Liga campaign off to an excellent start with a resounding 4-0 victory against Villarreal at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi scored a penalty goal.

Ansu Fati was the game’s outstanding player and scored Barca’s first two goals, with a first-time finish from Jordi Alba’s pass and then a low drive from Philippe Coutinho’s assist.

Villarreal were unable to deal with the likes of Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi, and Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona raced to a 4-0 lead in the first half. Ansu Fati was the best player on the pitch in the first half and scored two goals in a four-minute span to stun Unai Emery’s Villarreal outfit.

Messi is the sixth player to score a goal in 17 different La Liga seasons, joining Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, who joined that club on Saturday.

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It was Messi’s first game since trying to leave his only club in the summer.

Messi, 33, submitted a transfer request – claiming he was allowed to leave for free because of a clause in his contract – but Barca said he could not leave for less than 700m euros.

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