Villarreal won 5-3 on their visit to Barcelona

On date 22 of the Spain – LaLiga EA Sports 2023-24 tournament, the Yellow Submarine beat the Blaugranas 5-3 as a visitor in an exciting match. The goals of the match for the local team were scored by Ilkay Gündogan (14′ 2T), Pedri (22′ 2T) and Eric Bailly (25′ 2T, against). While the away goals were scored by Gerard Moreno (40′ 1T), Ilias Akhomach (8′ 2T), Gonçalo Guedes (38′ 2T), Alexander Sorloth (53′ 2T) and José Luis Morales (56′ 2T).

Gerard Moreno won the applause with his brilliant finish 40 minutes into the first half. With a cross from Alexander Sorloth, the forward defined with an accurate kick into the opposite goal, from the large area.

Although they lost, Barcelona was superior in terms of possession of the ball on the court (70%) and number of shots (22) against Villarreal.

Alexander Sorloth had a great performance. The Villarreal attacker shone by scoring 1 goal, kicking 3 times and making 19 correct passes.

Ilkay Gündogan also performed well. The Barcelona midfielder scored 1 goal, made 61 correct passes and was encouraged to kick 4 times.

Forward Lamine Yamal of Barcelona threw a shot and filtered the ball between the legs of defender Alberto Moreno of Villarreal 5 minutes into the first stage.

It was a duel that was stopped due to the high accumulation of infractions on the field. There were a large number of reprimands: Álex Baena, Marcelino, Oriol Romeu, Eric Bailly, Robert Lewandowski, Xavi Hernández, Yerson Mosquera, Ronald Araújo and Jorge Cuenca.

Barcelona coach, Xavier Hernández Creus, presented a 4-3-3 tactical layout with Iñaki Peña in goal; Jules Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen and Héctor Fort on the defensive line; Frenkie de Jong, Oriol Romeu and Ilkay Gündogan in the middle; and Lamine Yamal, Robert Lewandowski and João Félix in attack.

For its part, Marcelino García Toral’s team came out with a 4-4-2 tactical layout with Filip Jörgensen between the three sticks; Kiko Femenía, Eric Bailly, Jorge Cuenca and Alberto Moreno in defense; Ilias Akhomach, Santi Comesaña, Francis Coquelin and Álex Baena in the midfield; and Gerard Moreno and Alexander Sorloth up front.

José Munuera Montero was the referee chosen for the match at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium stadium.

On the next date, the Blaugranas will visit Alavés and the Yellow Submarine will play at home against Cádiz.

In this way, the local team is in third place in the championship with 44 points, while the visiting team, with 23, is in fourteenth place.

Note and image source: DataFactory

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