Messi saves Barcelona, club drops to third place
La Liga week 17: Villareal 1-1 FC Barcelona
When Barcelona needs a savior, they turn to Leo Messi who came to the rescue late in the game to tie the game thanks to a wonderful free-kick, already his second in 2017! But, Barcelona falls to third place with the tie, 5 points behind Real Madrid and one point behind FC Sevilla.
Coach Luis Enrique comments on the late equalizer:
“The team deserved more, we deserved to win, but football is not always fair.” They barely lost though… He continues: “Villarreal are a team that try to play, they have quality players. They know their style of play well, with and without the ball.”
We knew about the difficult of the game against Villarreal, but we deserved to win. I have nothing more to say to my players, we played a great game.”The same feelings that I had in Bilbao, even better in fact. We created many chances against the team who has conceded the fewest goals in La Liga, although we were not as accurate as we could have been in the final meters.”
There is plenty of the league still to play, we will definitely be fighting for it. We must continue improving and be even stronger to fix this form. The hardest thing in football is to score goals.”