Barcelona defeated by Villarreal

October 22, 2007

Barcelona suffered at the hands of “the yellow submarines” on Saturday night when the host team beat them 3-1, Barça’s first loss of the season.

Barcelona’s record at El Madrigal has been poor over the last few years and so it didn’t come as a huge surprise. The teams were fairly evenly matched and the fact that Villarreal were awarded two penalties was certainly a factor in their victory.

Highlights of the match included the goal by Bojan Krkic , the youngest player ever to have scored in a league match for Barcelona.

The only consolation of the weekend was the defeat of Real Madrid by Espanyol and the Estadi Olimpic. Barcelona dropped into 4th place in the league, behind Madrid, Villarreal and Valencia, but it is early days and there is still plenty to play for.

Next weekend sees what should be an easy win against Almeria on Sunday, but before then is the Champions League match in against Glasgow Rangers on Tuesday.

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