Samuel Chukwueze and his Villarreal team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in a La Liga game played in Camp Nou on Tuesday night.
Chukwueze played for all 90 minutes in the encounter but his efforts at goal were not successful.
Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona scored two early goals to take control of the first half. First it was Antoine Griezmann's sleeky header that put them ahead after six minutes before Arthur's powerful shot extended the lead in the 15th minute.
Messi suffered an injury and struggled for the remainder of the first half but before the half-time whistle was sounded, Villarreal pulled one back through Santi Cazorla's precise shot.
Messi did not play in the second half and was replaced with Ousmane Dembele in the 46th minute as the injury appears serious.
Villarreal kept the pressure all through the period but were unable to draw level as Barcelona sealed victory in front of home fans.
Chukwueze has scored once and recorded one assist in five league appearances for the Yellow Submarines this season.