Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi face their last few games together as Barça players

Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi face their last few games together as Barça players | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Having already clinched the La Liga title, FC Barcelona will be looking to extend a pair of already-record unbeaten streaks and move to within two games of an unprecedented undefeated season when it takes on Villarreal at Camp Nou on Wednesday night at Camp Nou in a league match that had been rescheduled due to Barça’s participation in the Copa del Rey final in late April.

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The Players

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Statistically Speaking

EXTENSIONS FOLDER! After drawing 2-2 with Real Madrid on Sunday night, Barça has extended its record unbeaten run in La Liga to a staggering 42 games, dating back to the end of last season . . . It’s already the longest undefeated streak in La Liga history — the previous mark was 38, which Barça broke with a 2-1 win over Valencia on April 14 . . . A win or draw versus Villarreal would extend the streak to 43 games . . . With just three matches remaining, Barça is also bidding to become the first team in La Liga history to go undefeated for an entire season since Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid did it in the late 1920s and early 1930s . . . Back then, however, the Spanish First Division only had 10 clubs and a full season consisted of just 18 games, paling in comparison to the current 20-team, 38-match format . . .

THE GOOD GUYS! The GOAT — baaaaaaa! — Leo Messi has a two-goal lead in the Golden Shoe race after his shorthanded strike against Real Madrid and is still atop La Liga in both goals (32) and assists (12) . . . In fact, Messi and teammate Luis Suárez are the only two players in La Liga to have reached double figures in both departments . . . Suárez is second behind Messi with 10 assists and is third overall with 24 goals . . . Messi, meanwhile, has a dozen goals in his last dozen games against El Submarino Amarillo, including 7 goals in his last 4 appearances against Villarreal at Camp Nou . . .

YELLOW SUBMARINE! Villarreal has won three games in a row and is currently in 6th place in La Liga, looking to hang on to a spot in European play next season . . . The Colombian striker Carlos Bacca is the team’s leading scorer and is tied for 8th in La Liga with 15 goals . . .

How to Follow the Game Live

As always, Barça’s match will be broadcast live around the world. We will also have live English play-by-play streamed on R@dioBarça. And social media users can get live updates on Barça's official Facebook and Twitter accounts as the action unfolds.

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