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Barcelona coach Xavi admits Villarreal unlucky in defeat

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Barcelona coach Xavi admits they were fortunate for their 3-1 win against Villarreal.

Frenkie de Jong opened the scoring and Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho sealed the 3-1 win after Villarreal equalised, with Memphis letting Coutinho take a late penalty the Brazilian had won himself.

"They're three golden points," he said. "The victory is Holy Water in our position. Villarreal didn't deserve to lose, that's the reality, but you also have to have luck.

"We played against a great team, a Champions League team and we suffered. We have to value this victory. I think we should be really happy and celebrate it."

Xavi said Barça "had the luck we lacked against Benfica" and praised his players: "The attitude was impeccable. I am really happy for the players because they deserve it."

As expected, he didn't want to talk about Ferran Torres' possible signing from Manchester City: "I understand the question but it is not the moment to speak about signings as we celebrate a win with the players we have here at the moment, an important win for us."

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