BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Lenglet finds Alba with a BRILLIANT long ball, Alba waits for a runner and finds Ansu Fati for a beautiful finish and the opening goal of the season!
IT’S TWO FOR BARÇA! Fantastic counter-attack and Coutinho finds Ansu Fati all alone on the left wing for an easy finish and the phenom’s second of the half. Amazing one-two between Messi and Ansu Fati and the captain’s shot is blocked at the line by Pau Torres. Would have been an awesome third goal.
IT’S THREE! Lionel Messi places the ball just under the keeper and opens his account for the season. Messi curls the ball in and Pau Torres sticks out a leg to inadvertently poke past his own goalkeeper. Nothing going right for Villarreal.
It’s the Ansu Fati and Messi show as the pair run rampant on a helpless Villarreal back line. Emery will be far from impressed with how his side has played, but when you’re up against one of Europe’s superpowers, you can only hope they’re having a bad day!
Messi floats a ball into the box in search of Busquets, Pau misjudges the flight of the ball and puts the ball in the back of his own net!