Barça B picked up all three points at the home of Division 2B leaders Villarreal B on Saturday afternoon, the goal coming from a Monchu free kick. The second win of the season was also the first defeat for the Villarreal reserves and moves the blaugrana up to eight points.
Ronald Araujo looked to have put Barça ahead early on, but his goal was disallowed for an earlier offence, and the rest of the half was mainly about solid defending from the visitors as Villarreal B produced most of the danger. Iñaki Peña was especially impressive on his return to the reserves after first team keeper Neto was declared back to fill fitness.
Barça were far more proactive after the break. Now with most of the possession, Monchu snatched the lead with a free kick from the edge of the area, totally stunning the motionless home stopper Diego.
Barça B have been a lot of late goals recently, but not this time. They held on strongly to celebrate what goes down as their 300th victory in Division 2B.
Villarreal B: Diego, Andrei, Carlos, Ramón, Iván Martín, Espiau (Millán, min 71), Villa, Sofian, Lozano, Migue & Baena (Fran Álvarez, min 71).
Barça B: Iñaki Peña, Morer, Cuenca, Monchu, Abel Ruiz, Saverio, Hiroki, Sarsanedas (Riqui Puig, min 61), R. Araujo, Akieme & Reis (Collado, min 73 –Jandro, min 84).
Goal: 0-1, Monchu (min 77).