Villarreal 4-4 Barcelona: Messi and Suarez late comeback rescues Barca

first_imgVillarreal 4-4 Barcelona: Messi and Suarez late comeback rescues BarcaLate goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned Barcelona a 4-4 draw at Villarreal on Tuesday. The draw means they drop two points in the title race, allowing Atlético Madrid to close the gap to 8 points.advertisement Reuters SpainApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 14:12 IST Late goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned Barcelona a 4-4 draw at Villarreal. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLate goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez earned Barcelona a 4-4 draw at VillarrealBarca coach Ernesto Valverde said that it was a crazy game, one which either side could have won comfortablyThe draw means they drop two points in the title race, allowing Atlético Madrid to close the gap to 8 pointsBarcelona’s Lionel Messi came off the bench in his side’s hour of need to inspire the Liga leaders to battle back from 4-2 down in stoppage time to snatch a remarkable 4-4 draw at struggling Villarreal on Tuesday.The Catalans avoided a first league loss since November with a thumping left-foot strike from Luis Suarez deep into added time after captain and top scorer Messi gave them hope with a deadly free kick in the 90th minute.The draw saw Barca’s lead over Atletico Madrid, who earlier won 2-0 at home to Girona, trimmed to eight points ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at the Nou Camp. Barcelona have 70 points to Atletico’s 62 with eight games left.Even without Messi, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic in their starting lineup, the visitors still strolled into the lead through a Philippe Coutinho goal in the 12th minute, which Brazilian forward Malcom soon doubled with a header.But Villarreal, who began the game one point above the relegation zone, hauled themselves into contention with a strike from 19-year-old Samuel Chukwueze midway through the first half.Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi took advantage of slack positioning from Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to equalise soon after the interval and Vicente Iborra completed the home side’s remarkable revival just after the hour mark.Barca’s Argentine talisman Messi was called from the bench to rescue the champions but instead Villarreal increased their lead with a strike from their substitute Carlos Bacca.Villarreal’s Alvaro Gonzalez was then dismissed for a second booking with four minutes remaining, paving the way for South Americans Messi and Suarez to strike for Barcelona and produce a remarkable finish to an enthralling contest.advertisement”It was a crazy game, one which it seemed either side could have won comfortably, and it speaks volumes about the strength of this league, where you can never assume you’re going to win a game easily,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.”It was very important not to lose, even though we wanted the three points. The sensation we felt with the late comeback makes us feel very good, it shows we are never ready to give in. If we’d lost we’d be feeling different about the Atletico game.”Early advantageBarca seized an early advantage when Brazilian Malcom tore down the right wing and rolled the ball across the goal for Coutinho to tap into an empty net.Malcom then scored his first goal in La Liga by heading home a cross from Arturo Vidal, while Coutinho should have made it 3-0 but his attempted chip bounced off the far post.Villarreal got back into the game with the help of veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla, who picked out Chukwueze with an incisive pass, and although the Nigerian shot against the post, he calmly tucked the rebound into the net.The hosts were galvanised and produced a bold and exciting display of counter-attacking football that made it easy to forget they have been struggling at the foot of the table for most of the season.But, spurred on by Messi, Barca roared back to life, showing why they enjoy such a generous lead at the top of the league.Despite the euphoria of the game’s finale, Valverde urged his players to improve for the rest of the season as they look to win a treble of La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey.”This game should help us a lot with the games we have left and make us realise that there’s still a lot left to do,” he said with Atletico up next and Manchester United waiting in next week’s Champions league quarter-final, first leg.”We can’t allow our opponents to outnumber us in attack like they did today, if we are to attack well we need to defend well.”Also Read | Zinedine Zidane wants Rafael Varane to stay but is ambiguous about Gareth Bale futureAlso Read | Lionel Messi great to watch, but he’s not God: Pope FrancisFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? 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Get Your Grooming Tips from Italian Master Barber, Gian Antonio Pisterzi

first_img Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Master barber Gian Antonio Pisterzi’s interest in grooming started early, when, as a child, he would accompany his grandfather to the local barbershop. A few years later at the tender age of eight, the barber shop hired Pisterzi to do small jobs. At 19, he began to work at Enzo Belfiore’s Afrodite Salon in Rome. Then, in 2011 Pisterzi started at Dolce & Gabbana’s barbershop, giving Domenico Dolce weekly shaves. Acqua di Parma then named him their worldwide master barber. In 2015, Pisterzi opened the first Gian Antonio Pisterzi barber shop at Via Montenapoleone in Milan. How to Shave With a Straight Razor What are tips for maintaining your haircut in between visits?Best advice is to use specific hair products for that type of hair and wash three times a week. When drying, do not rub the hair with the towel but actually dab it dry – rubbing wet hair causes damage to the hair structure and leads to breakage. I also suggest doing a hair mask once a week, especially in between seasons when the hair is more prone to damage.  The mask helps strengthen hair and protects it from the elements – allowing hair to be its healthiest year round.For more information or to make an appointment, visit courtesy of The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Pisterzi just made his debut stateside at the first Gian Antonio Pisterzi barber shop in New York, situated on the Club 55 level of Cipriani Wall Street, where visitors can receive a shave that combines old world charm with contemporary styling. The Manual quizzed Pisterzi on the differences between Italian and American grooming, how to maintain a beard in between barber shop visits, and how to take care of your hair before you need your next cut.What are the differences between grooming in Italy and the U.S.?Between Italy and the U.S., I don’t see many differences in grooming; it’s fun to care for Italian and US customers, both are wonderful. The only difference I will say is Italians are more particular and attune to details – like myself – whereas Americans are more fluid and open to my ideas and interpretation of what suits them best.When I first came to the U.S., I saw a void in tailored and personalized services; everyone had the same haircut or beard shape and barbershops serviced clients as fast as possible without much attention to small but impactful details. My mission here is to educate people, that with the right cut or beard shape, any man can make the perfect impression whether it be on a date, at a meeting or interview.What are tips for keeping up your beard in between barbershop visits?It’s very important to keep the beard moisturized and clean.Wash once every two days with a beard shampoo, not hair shampoo or body washApply a beard conditioner then rinseOnce dried, apply beard oil and brush with beard brush or combUsing beard-specific products is equally important because facial hair is coarser, stronger than regular hair; the wrong product can cause skin irritations or frizz in the beard.last_img read more