Leo Messi rescues Barcelona
Barcelona have started 2017 with a defeat and now a draw as they continue to stumble in the shadow of Real Madrid.
The Catalans are struggling somewhat and Luis Suarez and Neymar are symptomatic of an attack that is just not in tune right now.
Suarez had another poor game, whilst Neymar’s goal-drought stretches on.
The breakthrough for Villarreal came on 49 minutes with Nicola Sansone firing into the far corner of the Barcelona net from an Alexandre Pato assist.
Messi equals another record
Leo Messi always looked the most likely to bring Barcelona level, having a shot deflected over the bar and hitting the post in the second half.
The equaliser duly arrived on 90 minutes, as Messi curled in an unstoppable free-kick into the top corner.
Messi has now equalled Ronald Koeman’s all time Barcelona free-kick record of 25 free-kick goals.
The incredible Leo Messi free-kick