To bounce back from the El Clasico defeat, Lewandowski leads Barcelona “average” team, and Zelzola shines with Osasuna.

At the conclusion of the tenth round of the Spanish Football League on Thursday, Polish star Robert Lewandowski inspired his club, Barcelona, to bounce back from its Clasico loss to rivals Real Madrid and go back on the winning track with a double in the victory over its guest Villarreal 3-0.

Ansu Fati added the third goal, and Lewandowski added his second goal in the 31st and 35th minutes to give him a total of 11 goals (38).

It is Barcelona’s first victory following a dismal tie (3-3) against Inter Milan, a guest, in the fourth round of the Champions League and a crushing loss (1-3) to host and archrival Real Madrid, the league champion and holder of the record for most victories (8), in the Clasico.

Prior to facing Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in the eleventh stage and its pivotal trip to Munich to play Bayern next Wednesday in the fifth round of the Champions League, Barcelona solidified its position in second place, reducing the gap to 3 points between it and the royal club.

The Barcelona team has had 5 changes.

Eric Garcia, the Brazilian Rafinha, the Frenchman Osman Dembele, the captain Sergio Busquets, and Alejandro Baldi were dropped in favour of Marcos Alonso, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Gavi, and veteran Jordi Alba. Xavi Hernandez, the coach of Barcelona, made 5 changes to the team that lost to Real Madrid.

Before collapsing and giving up three goals in seven minutes, Villarreal Neda held off the Catalan club’s attacking surge for thirty minutes.

Lewandowski was able to score the opening goal when he collected a cross from Alba inside the area, tricked two defenders with a beautiful touch with the heel of his right foot, and then fired the ball slowly with the same foot into the net (31).

When Lewandowski received a pass from Gavi, he manoeuvred one of the defenders before firing a powerful right-footed effort from beyond the box into the far left corner of Argentine goalkeeper Jerónimo Royi (35).

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