A 2-1 win on Sunday moved Barcelona back to within two points of second-placed Madrid, who defeated Valencia 5-1 on Saturday. Barcelona are four points behind Catalan club Girona, unexpectedlyHe needed a goal in the last minute of the match against Real Sociedad.52
Pedri, who has recovered from injury, returned to the starting lineup, having appeared in the last two matches. Teenager Lamine Yamal also made the starting lineup after being on the bench in the last four matches.
Before the match, Barcelona women’s team player Aitana Bonmati presented fans with the Ballon d’Or trophy, which she received last month.
Atletico fell behind when Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno scored in the 20th minute, but the hostscoached by Diego Simeone, who last week extended his contract until 2027, has a game in reserve since the home game against Sevilla in September was postponed due to bad weather.
It was the seventh defeat in the league for 14th-placed Villarreal, which is led by sporting director Miguel Angel Tena after the sacking of coach Jose Rojo Martin, known as Pacheta, last week.2nd.
Sevilla, in 13th place, has its winless streak in the league extended to six matches and has drawn five times in the last five meetings. 1472