Messi Recovers from injury, Barcelona Beat Villarreal

Barcelona won victory over Villarreal with a score of 2-1, in the sixth match of the Spanish League at Camp Nou Stadium on Wednesday (25/9) morning. Lionel Messi played since the beginning of the fight, although he hasn't been able to play the game fully.

Messi was pulled out by manager Ernesto Valverde to prevent his recovering condition from worsening, especially when he was pulled over for almost six minutes after being intercepted by a Villarreal player in the 26th minute. Even so, Messi made a major contribution to Barcelona's victory by sending feedback for the opening goal of the Blaugrana advantage when the game has been running for six minutes.

The Argentine cleverly watched Antoine Griezmann's unscathed movements in the near post area and let go of a corner which his colleague had met to break Villarreal's goal. The superiority of Barca was successfully doubled by Arthur Melo in the 15th minute through a hard shot to thrust the ball into the corner of the goal unstoppable goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.

The incident of the fall of Messi and the care he undertook at the edge of the field could make the whole Camp Nou, silent stricken by worries, although he finally returned to graze in the 32nd minute and five minutes later created another opportunity for Arthur who unfortunately still hit Villarreal's defense.

A minute before halftime Villarreal reduced 1-2 behind with another spectacular shot from Santi Cazorla which made goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen helpless. Messi was finally replaced by Ousmane Dembele at the start of the second half but the tempo of the game tended to go slow throughout the final 45 minutes until Barcelona could maintain the score 2-1 until the match whistle sounded after the sound.

The result raised Barcelona's fourth place in the standings with a collection of 10 points, and at least gave additional breath to Valverde, who was increasingly under pressure. While Villarreal must be willing to jump over and go down to eighth.

Line-up:

Barcelona (4-3-3):

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK), Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Junior Firpo; Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busqutets, Arthur Melo; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann

Coach: Ernesto Valverde

Villarreal (4-2-3-1):

Sergio Asenjo (GK), Ruben Pena, Raul Albiol, Pau Torres, Xavier Quintilla; Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Vicente Iborra; Samuel Chukwueze, Santi Cazorla, Javi Ontiveros; Gerard Moreno

Coach: Javier Calleja

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