Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona have maintained their unbeaten run following their 5-1 home win over Villareal in what was a rescheduled Matchday 34 clash on Wednesday night.
Barcelona raced into a 3-0 at halftime through goals from Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho and Lionel Messi only for Nicola Sansone to pull one back for the visitors after the interval before the impressive Ousmane Dembele added a brace to make it a comprehensive win for the Blaugrana.
Barcelona (90 points) extend their lead at the top of the table to 15 points while Villareal (57 points) stay in 6th spot.
The Nou Camp giants now need to stay unbeaten in the last two games of the season so as to achieve invincibility as the team to go through an entire season without any defeat
In the other rescheduled Matchday 34 clash played on Wednesday night, Sevilla stunned European champions Real Madrid 3-2 at home to boost qualification hopes for the UEFA Europa League (UEL) next season.
Wissem Ben Yedder and Miguel Layun scored to give Sevilla a 2-0 lead at halftime only for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos to miss the chance to halve the deficit from the penalty spot.
Ramos’ night went from bad to worse as he put through his own net for the third goal before he led his team to a mini revival by making the scores 3-2 after Borja Mayoral had pulled one back.
Sevilla have now moved into the European places (7th spot with 54 points) as a result while Real Madrid stay in 2nd place with 72 points.