On Sunday, Barcelona rallied to defeat Villarreal 4-3, with LaLiga’s leading scorer from the previous season, Robert Lewandowski, scoring the game-winning goal late in the second half.
With goals from Gavi and Frenkie De Jong two minutes apart, Barca jumped out to an early two-goal lead. However, the hosts rallied with goals from Juan Foyth, Alexander Sorloth, and Alex Baena in the first half, as well as one from Alex Baena five minutes into the second half.
In the 68th minute, Barca’s substitute Ferran Torres scored from close range to tie the game once again. A few minutes later, Lewandowski scored on a rebound off the post to give Barca a tense victory.
This season, Barca has won twice in its last three games. With seven points, they are tied with Girona for third place in the LaLiga standings, two points behind leader Real Madrid.
As Newcastle took advantage of having an additional man, Almiron missed another excellent chance five minutes into the second half and then struck the post in the 76th.
Nunez’s entry into the game changed everything, as he scored the equalizer after Sven Botman blundered, enabling Nunez to slam the ball past Nick Pope and into the far post.
Nunez scored again three minutes into stoppage time with a nearly similar second, sending the home supporters into a tailspin as the visitors, backed by coach Klopp, celebrated loudly on the field as the game seemed headed for a tie.
Nunez said, “I feel very happy for the team to be able to help them,” while Alisson, the goalkeeper, translated for him to Sky Sports.
“The squad performed exceptionally well when we lost a guy. We work so hard for these opportunities, and I’m pleased to have scored two goals to support the squad,” he said.