In a last-minute ruling, a Brazilian court overturned an earlier decision and allowed a league match featuring top club Flamengo to go ahead Sunday, despite 19 players testing positive for coronavirus.
Francisco Trincao, Miralem Pjanic, and Pedri made their competitive debuts for Barcelona in the league match against Villarreal. They came on in the second half and were good, although it's true that the score was already 4-0.
In 2010, Barcelona shook off their midweek Champions League semi-final exit with a comfortable 4-1 win at Villarreal. A great performance by Xavi and a double from Messi ensured the Blaugranes remained in the driver’s seat in La Liga’s title race. And despite having to endure a nervous opening against Villarreal where they could have gone two goals down, Pep Guardiola’s troops sauntered to a comfortable win thanks to first half gems from Lionel Messi, Xavi and Bojan Krkic, before the Argentine struck again late in the game after the hosts had pulled one back through Joseba Llorente.
Leicester stormed back to the top of the Premier League table by scoring five against a Pep Guardiola team for the first time in the Catalan's coaching career as Manchester City's title challenge hit an early stumbling block in a 5-2 defeat.