Barcelona keep title hopes alive with away victory
Barca beat Villareal 4-1, currently 4 points behind bitter rivals Real Madrid
Spanish football giants Barcelona defeated Villarreal 4-1 on Sunday night to raise hopes for La Liga title.
Playing at El Madrigal stadium, Barca opened the scoring with an own-goal by Spanish defender Pau Torres as Gerard Moreno equalized the match, making it 1-1.
Barcelona's Uruguayan star Luis Suarez put the ball into Villarreal's net while the other scorers for the victory were French forward Antoine Griezmann and teenage forward Ansu Fati, 4-1.
Meanwhile, away side had found a goal with Argentine star Lionel Messi in the 69th minute but it was disallowed after VAR review.
Having 73 points, Barcelona is currently four points behind league leaders Real Madrid with four games left to play.
Villareal is in the fifth spot with 54 points in 34 games.
Also, Luis Suarez became Barcelona’s third-highest scorer of all-time to level with Hungarian legend Ladislao Kubala on 194 goals.
Suarez is only behind Cesar Rodriguez (232) and Messi (630).Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.