Lionel Messi first game since trying to leave the club.
Messi scored a penalty as Ronald Koeman’s era as Barcelona head coach began with a comfortable La Liga win over Villarreal.
Ansu Fati was the game’s standout player and scored Barca’s first two goals, with a first-time finish from a Jordi Alba ball and then a low drive from Philippe Coutinho’s pass.
He won the penalty that Messi scored. Barca had the game wrapped up by half time as Pau Torres turned Messi’s cross into his own net.