Barcelona go top of La Liga after winning Villarreal

Barcelona 2-0 Villarreal

On target: Carles Alena celebrates his late goal with team-mates
Goals from Pique and Aleñá gave Barcelona the win against Villarreal (Evening standard)

Barcelona displaced Sevilla to the top of La Liga table after beating Villarreal at Camp Nou.

Gerard Pique headed in Ousmane Dembele’s right-wing cross for the opening goal.

Carles Aleñá scored his first La Liga goal when he chipped the ball over Sergio Asenjo from Lionel Messi’s through ball.

Sevilla missed the chance to go back to the top when they drew 1-1 at fourth-placed Alaves later on Sunday.

It was only a second win in five games for Barca, while Villarreal remain one place outside the relegation zone with one victory in their past eight games.

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