FC Barcelona has ended the season disappointing. In a game that was no longer about nothing, Villarreal was lost, which prevailed at Camp Nou: 0-2.
Barcelona was already sure of second place, a victory of number three Atlético Madrid did not change that. Head coach Xavi had only given a base place for Frenkie de Jong, the other Dutch Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong started on the bench.
In a first half with no highlights, Villarreal, where Arnaut Danjuma was missing due to an injury, came ahead of the rest signal thanks to Dani Parejo and Alfonso Pedraza, who was served by the former. Due to an error in the back of Barcelona, it became 0-2 for Villarreal after halftime. Because Barcelona knew little about it, it seemed played at Camp Nou. Xavi still brought Memphis, but that also made little difference. An Ansu Fati goal was frowned upon due to offside.
Barcelona concludes the season as number two, trailing thirteen points over Real Madrid, which has been champion for weeks. Atlético finishes third. Villarreal enters the Conference League with a seventh place. Betis and Real Sociedad will play Europa League next year.
Barça still has about 10 minutes to deal with the 2-0 backlog at home against VillarRealMeanwhile with Depay and Frenkie within the lines #ZiggoSport #LaLiga #BarcaVillarreal pic.twitter.com/G8HWiiaXvi
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