Barcelona Has to Settle for a Draw

Published on 22-Mar-2016 by srijan213

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Barcelona Has to Settle for a Draw

The dominating force that is Barcelona hit a speed bump on theoir usual road to victory.

Fourth-place Villareal hosted the runaway leaders at El Madrigal and courageously held them to a 2-2 stalemate.

The Catalans' current form is frightening, but the esoterically-named Submarino Amarillo upped its periscope and kept Barça in its sights.

It looked another day at the office for Barça when Ivan Rakitić put them on the board at the 20-minute mark:

'Keeper Sergio Asenjo apparently got blinded by the sun. Or something like that.

Tax-dodger extraordinaire Neymar earned a penalty, and like the Brazilian authorities did against him, scored a penalty:

Villareal then came up with a play that even got Barcelona in a jaw-dropping situation:

Great teamwork, with the coda provided by Cedric Bakambu.

Looks like Barcelona was taking its cozy points cushion a bit too lightly, as evidenced by Jeremy Mathieu handing Villareal the point:

Dude should've used his head.

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