Barcelona moved to within two matches of an unbeaten league season with a 5-1 blasting of Villarreal at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Barca, who drew Real Madrid at the weekend, finishes at Levante and home to Real Sociedad. They have 27 wins and nine draws, and lead second place Atletico Madrid by 15 points.
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No La Liga team has gone unbeaten in a season lasting longer than 18 matches.
Messi’s goal was one of our last chances to see the Andres Iniesta to Messi connection in action.
Dembele now has three goals and five assists in his last 10 matches after a dreadful start to life in La Liga.
And he’s showing exactly why Barca was willing to pay big to pry him from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.