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Summary

  1. Raba sent off for challenge on Busquets
  2. Pique and Suarez hit woodwork
  3. No league defeats under Valverde

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Thanks for joining us this weekend for our European football coverage. Wins for Barcelona, Valencia, Atletico and Real Madrid.

    So it's as you were really.

  2. Post update

    Lionel Messi has scored more goals than any other player from the top five European leagues in 2017 - 49. Can he make it 50 before the end of the year?

    Rhetorical question - the answer is yes.

  3. FULL-TIME

    Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona

    That's it. Barcelona move five points clear of Valencia again. Barca were deserved winners, but Villarreal's red card was the turning point.

  4. INJURY TIME

    Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona

    Into three minutes of bonus time.

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    #bbceurofooty

    Joseph Robert Jones: Man City and Barcelona both continue their league unbeaten streak! Man City v Barcelona Champions League final?

    Wow, what a game that would be

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    Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona

    Free-kick to Barcelona, Luis Suarez takes this one but it's straight at Sergio Asenjo. Almost over now.

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    Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona

    Gerard Pique goes on amazing dribble - I think he often forgets he's a centre-back - he slips the ball through to Luis Suarez but his shot is blocked.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona

    The game is won now and Andre Gomes replaces Sergio Busquets in midfield.

  9. GOAL - Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona

    Lionel Messi

    The second best player in the world (according to the Ballon d'Or) seals the game for Barcelona.

    A strange goal for Lionel Messi. Villarreal's Victor Ruiz passes the ball straight to Sergio Busquets, who feeds Messi. Two yellow defenders run into each other while trying to stop him and Messi slams home.

    There was a second ball on the pitch too. Like I say, strange goal.

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    Villarreal 0-1 Barcelona

    Oh man, that would have been lovely. Lionel Messi plays an excellent ball over two defenders and Luis Suarez volleys wide at the back post.

  11. Post update

    Giacomo Bonaventura has just put AC Milan 2-1 up against Bologna. Is that going to be Gennaro Gattuso's first win in charge?

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    Villarreal 0-1 Barcelona

    It's been a while since the hosts threatened and Manu Trigueros' powerful shot is parried away by Marc-Andre ter Stegen. He was nearly 30 yards out. That's the German's fifth save - his opposite number has only made two.

  13. GOAL - Villarreal 0-1 Barcelona

    Luis Suarez

    Sensual football. Lionel Messi finds Luis Suarez, who gives the ball to substitute Paco Alcacer. Alcacer immediately plays the ball through to meet Suarez's run and the Uruguayan steps round the keeper and taps into an empty net.

    Barcelona lead with 18 minutes to go.

  14. Post update

    Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

    Jordi Alba finds Lionel Messi for the one billionth time in their career (probably) but the Argentine shoots wide at the near post.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

    Off comes Paulinho and on comes defender/midfielder/forward Aleix Vidal, the Spanish Steve Watson.

  16. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

    Close for Barcelona. Jordi Alba - so lively down the left - crosses, Luis Suarez gets a touch onto it and the ball bounces back off the post. The second time they have hit the woodwork.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

    Shooting from 50 yards was Roberto Soriano's last action. Defender Antonio Rukavina replaces him as Villarreal look to shore things up.

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    Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona are starting to play some slick passing now but Jordi Alba's cross is blocked.

    Villarreal reach the halfway line and Roberto Soriano shoots! Can't fault his ambition but it's well wide.

  19. RED CARD FOR VILLARREAL

    Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

    Villarreal midfielder Daniel Raba dives in studs up on Sergio Busquets - and it's a straight red card. Can they hold on now?

    Cedric Bakambu is booked for dissent.

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    Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona

    Barcelona are starting to turn it on now, Jordi Alba's cross meets Lionel Messi at the penalty spot and he puts it just wide.