Vital Football

Barca @ Villarreal

Barca @ Villarreal
Barcelona travel to Villarreal on Sunday.

The game kicks off at 3pm and is live on Sky Sports 3.

By the time this game kicks off Barcelona will know how Atletico Madrid faired against Sporting Gijon as the second placed side in La Liga played at 3pm on Saturday.

Real Madrid do not play Sevilla until 7.30pm on Sunday.

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has returned to training following six months out with a knee injury. It's unlikely he will be thrown straight into the mix as head coach Luis Enrique may ease him in gently.

Javier Mascherano returns to La Liga action after suspension, as does Gerard Pique who missed the UEFA Champions League game through suspension.

Both are likely to make up the centre back pairing alongside Dani Alves and Jordi Alba at full back.

Andres Iniesta could be rested in favour of Arda Turan.

Villarreal have kept three clean sheets in their last five matches, but fortunately for Barca they have a lot of players unavailable.

Samuel, Jonathan dos Santos, Mateo Musacchio and Jaume Costa are all likely to miss out.

Barcelona are on a run of 12 successive wins in La Liga and hold 5 successive wins over Villarreal dating back to 2012.

The last time Villarreal beat Barca was 2008.

At that time it was the 6th victory in 11 games for Villarreal as Barca won just 3 times between 2003 and 2008.

It's easy to join Vital Barcelona

With Vital Barcelona you even have the chance to win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums.

Join The Vital Debate

Writer:St. George
Date:Friday March 18 2016
Time: 10:50AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Barcelona Articles

Stats: Real Betis v Barcelona

All the stats from Real Betis (0) vs (5) Barcelona, Estadio Benito Villamarín, 21.01.18 19:45 Att: 53,426

Real Betis 0 Barcelona 5

Barcelona, having seen their big-rivals, Real Madrid, post an emphatic 7-1 victory earlier in the day, responded in their own imitable way by winning 5-0 away to Real Betis.

Real Betis v Barcelona - Team-Sheets

Barcelona, after a shock defeat in midweek in the Copa del Rey, will be looking to get back to winning ways this evening when they travel to take on Real Betis.

Pique Signs New Barcelona Contract

News has broken that another of the Barcelona squad has pledged his future to the club.

Barcelona Social Media

Barcelona Archived Articles

Vital Barca articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Barcelona news
Barcelona News 24/7  

Site Journalists

St. George
Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Real Betis (a)?
Suggested By: St George
ter Stegen0%
Andre Gomes0%
Suarez L0%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Barcelona Results (view all)

Barcelona Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

Vital Football Comment