FC Barcelona blew a two-goal lead after which got here again from 3-2 behind to beat Villarreal on the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday.
With a 4-3 victory, they’re now simply two factors behind La Liga leaders Actual Madrid on the summit.
Gavi and Frenkie de Jong put Barca 2-0 up inside 1 / 4 of an hour after they weathered early stress from the hosts.
Lamine Yamal bagged his first help as knowledgeable participant in a aggressive fixture – after additionally establishing Ferran Torres within the Joan Gamper Trophy in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur – by knocking in a swinging ball for Gavi to go residence on 12 minutes.
As Robert Lewandowski struggled to dribble on the sting of the field, a sort out fell instantly into the trail of De Jong to transform cooly previous Filip Jorgensen.
The Catalans might need thought that they have been in for a straightforward afternoon on the residence of the Yellow Submarine, however then capitulated by conceding two objectives earlier than the break and a 3rd simply 5 minutes after play had resumed.
Barca wanted a inventive spark from someplace, and as soon as extra it got here from Yamal who was as soon as extra picked in favor of Ferran to begin on the best wing.
Ferran labored onerous for the equalizer partly scored via persistence and can. Yamal had hit the bar earlier than it, although, and maybe deserved a credit score for one more help after smacking the publish three minutes later following a harmful reduce inside.
Lastly getting off the mark in 2023/2024, Lewandowski tapped residence the rebound and secured the lead for the guests.
With out a lot hassle from Villarreal, they managed to carry onto the lead amid Ansu Fati failing to make use of good judgement and serving to kill the sport off.
On a cost ahead, the struggling 20-year-old ought to have squared the ball for Lewandowski however as a substitute went for broke via an ineffective shot that had little to no probability of being fruitful.
In stoppage time, the Pole then did likewise when his shut vary shot was blocked and was egocentric despite the fact that Fati had a greater scoring alternative.
With their second victory of the season within the bag, Barca now journey to Osasuna subsequent Sunday of their final fixture earlier than the September worldwide break.