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Barcelona win 4-3 thriller at Villareal

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Defending La Liga football champions Barcelona emerged 4-3 winners in an all-action encounter at Villarreal.

Robert Lewandowski’s goal sealed the win for Barca, three minutes after Ferran Torres’ equaliser.

Villarreal came back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 after 50 minutes, with goals from Juan Foyth, Alexander Sorloth and Alex Baena.

Barca had raced into an early lead after 15 minutes when Gavi and Frenkie de Jong scored for the visitors.

Gavi headed in from a Lamine Yamal cross before De Jong got on the end of a Lewandowski backheel in the box.

Yamal’s assist saw him become the youngest player to assist a goal in a La Liga game in the 21st century, aged 16 years and 45 days.

Foyth headed home from Baena’s corner before Sorloth equalised following an excellent team move by the Yellow Submarine.

Baena got on the scoresheet early in the second half, curling past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Villarreal were then pegged back as Torres scored Barcelona’s equaliser from close range, before Lewandowski’s finish from close range secured the three points for Barca from a dramatic contest.

Xavi’s side are now third with three games played, two points behind leaders Real Madrid. (BBC)

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