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Luis Enrique and Marcelino García speak before their first meeting this season. / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Barça face Villarreal on Sunday at 9.00pm (CET) at Camp Nou. Let's take a look at the matchup, by the numbers:


Barça haven't lost to Villarreal at Camp Nou since 9 March 2008,when they fell 2–1 in Ronaldinho's last game in Barcelona. Since then, in the last ten league games with Villarreal, Barça have seven wins and three draws.



In the last 10 league games between Barça and Villarreal have seen a total of 35 goals, an average of 3.5 goals per game.



Both games last season between FC Barcelona and Villarreal in the league ended in victory for the culers. The match at Camp Nou ended 2-1 with two goals from Neymar, and the game at the Madrigal ended 3-2 thanks to a goal from Messi on 82 minutes, completing a comeback win and allowing Barça to keep fighting for the league title.



Villarreal arrive at Camp Nou in the midst of an 18-game unbeaten streak — 13 wins and 5 draws. They haven't lost away from home in the league since 26 October against Sevilla (2-1).



Barça host Villarreal after seven consecutive victories against Atlético, Elche and Deportivo in the league, two second-round Cup matches against Elche and two quarter-final Cup matches against Atlético. In the seven wins, Barça have scored 26 goals for an average of 3.7 per game.



Barça are the second highest scoring team in the league with 54 goals. Messi is the team's top scorer with 21 goals followed by Neymar's 14.



• Villarreal is tied with Real Madrid for the second fewest goals allowed in La Liga, with 17. Barça are first, having only given up nine goals.



The Dos Santos brothers return to Camp Nou as Villarreal players. Jonathan will be back for the first time after 12 years with Barça, having been part of the first team from 2009 to 2014. His brother, Giovani, also a product of La Masia, was on the first team in the 2007/08 season.



Luciano Vietto is the Villarreal's top scorer with nine of the team's 33 goals.



• Villarreal goalkeeper Asenjo leads the team with 1,800 minutes played, followed by Bruno (1,659) and Mario (1,520). Meanwhile, Barça are led by Bravo (1,800), Messi (1,755) and Busquets (1,506).



• Villarreal added two reinforcements in the winter transfer period: Joel Campbell, who came on loan from Arsenal and could debut this Sunday against Barça and Eric Bailly, from Espanyol, who is currently playing in the Africa Cup of Nations.


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