VILA-REAL, SPAIN, July 6: Barcelona responded to a trying week by producing a scintillating display to thrash Villarreal 4-1 away on Sunday and stay alive in the Liga title race.

VILA-REAL, April 3: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came off the bench in his side’s hour of need to inspire the Liga leaders to battle back from 4-2 down in stoppage time to snatch a remarkable 4-4 draw at struggling Villarreal on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Barcelona will be looking to carry on its unbeaten run against Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica, and extend the lead at the top of the table by seven points ahead of both second-placed Valencia, who has still a match to play later on Saturday, and Real Madrid, who beat Sevilla 5-0 at home on the same day.