Sport Barcelona achieve goal milestone after Fati's strike against Villarreal

04:05  06 july  2020
04:05  06 july  2020 Source:   goal.com

Villarreal volley their way past toothless Valencia

  Villarreal volley their way past toothless Valencia Villarreal volley their way past toothless ValenciaFormer Valencia forward Paco Alcacer opened the scoring with a superb volley on the turn in the 14th minute but opted against celebrating against the club where he began his career.

Villarreal 1, Barcelona 4. Ansu Fati ( Barcelona ) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordi Alba. GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Lionel Messi ( Barcelona ) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.

Neymar (centre) celebrates after scoring a brilliant second goal against Villarreal at the Nou Camp. Neymar' s goal has been compared with Paul Gascoigne' s memorable strike against Scotland at Euro 96. After Real Madrid slipped up 3-2 away to Sevilla, the Catalonian side took full advantage with a

  Barcelona achieve goal milestone after Fati's strike against Villarreal © Getty Images

Barcelona reached 9,000 goals in all official competitions following their 4-1 rout of Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday.

Barca celebrated the milestone thanks to teenage sensation Ansu Fati, who came off the bench and scored the team's fourth goal away to Villarreal.

The two-time reigning La Liga champions, who are four points behind bitter rivals Real Madrid with four matches remaining, netted their first official goal in April 1909.

Just over 111 years later, Barca have scored their 9,000th goal – superstar captain and six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi contributing 630.

Of Barca's overall tally, 6,165 goals have been scored in La Liga, followed by the Copa del Rey (1,474) and the Champions League (543).

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 Sports betting - The key stats of Villarreal-Barça © Provided by Sports.fr Conversely, the Catalans remain on 23 matches without defeat against the Valencian club. In the first leg, Barça won 2-1, with a goal from Antoine Griezmann. Here are the figures to know before the meeting between Villarreal and FC Barcelona. For bettors (or simple football fans). FC Barcelona are playing big this Sunday evening during their trip to Villarreal , as part of the 34th day of Liga.

Incredibly, the Real Madrid skipper' s goal was his fifth in just seven games since the La Liga restart, as his team hit championship form at the perfect time. We are doing phenomenally well. We are giving everything on the pitch and we deserve everything we are achieving ," he said to the media.

Lionel Messi achieved yet another milestone on Saturday night when he surpassed 400 career goals for club and country. Lionel Messi surpassed 400 career goals on Saturday with a double against Granada - comprised of 359 for Barcelona and 42 for Argentina.

The Blaugrana added four goals to their league tally against Villarreal with the first coming in the opening three minutes of the match.

Barca's blistering start and they were rewarded when Pau Torres turned the ball into his own net just three minutes in with Antoine Griezmann waiting to pounce on Jordi Alba's cross behind him.

Quique Setien's side were causing the home side all sorts of problems going forward but looked vulnerable on the break and Moreno levelled clinically against the run of play with 14 minutes played after Marc-Andre ter Stegen palmed away Santi Cazorla's strike.

Barca wasted little time in regaining the lead, though, Messi running from just inside the Villarreal half and beating two players before finding Luis Suarez, who picked out the far corner with a sublime first-time finish from the edge of the penalty area.

Arturo Vidal and Suarez came close before Griezmann added a third just before half-time, lobbing Sergio Asenjo with a superb effort after Messi set him up with a cheeky backheel following another penetrating run.

The busy Asenjo denied Suarez and Vidal after the break and Messi had a goal chalked off after VAR ruled he had been offside before tucking in Sergi Roberto's cutback.

Fati came off the bench to put the icing on the cake, cutting in from the left to fire home and Messi rattled the crossbar with a free-kick before Asenjo superbly saved Martin Braithwaite's header following up.

Setién returns to the red of Ansu Fati .
© Supplied by Sofoot Four minutes and then leaves. Entering at break to try to energize a very poor encounter against Espanyol Barcelona, ​​Ansu Fati returned to the locker room much faster than expected for a sole on Calero. "Given the difficulties we had, we hoped that the entrance to Ansu would give us latitude on the sides, spaces in the axis, options in one against one ...

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