Monday’s encounter will be the 186th head-to-head meeting between the two Spanish giants in the La Liga. Real Madrid have won bbc premier league live scores 77, Barcelona 73 and the remaining 35 matches have ended in draws. Villarreal also rebounded from an early deficit to triumph 2-1 at home against Almeria in Jose Rojo 'Pacheta's' managerial debut. Sergio Akieme bypassed the offside trap to put Almeria in the lead in the 44th minute, but Gerard Moreno equalized from close range just before halftime. Almeria squandered numerous opportunities to seal the win and were punished when Alexander Sorloth netted the winner for Villarreal in injury time. Eder Militao’s own goal late ow ensured there would be no comeback this time from Real Madrid, before Julian Alvarez added a fourth in stoppage time.