A few months ago, Villarreal were fighting for a spot in next year's Champions League. The Yellow Submarine were fresh off of promotion and looked to take the Primera division by storm.
Understandably, Villarreal began to lose pace and slip away from the top of the La Liga table. Due to a thin squad it was always going to be difficult to keep their form going, and they eventually fell several spots.
The club have been fighting ever since to get back into the running for the fourth-place spot in the table, yet now only the Europa League is a realistic goal. However, fans finally got to see the better side of the Yellow Submarine again on Sunday night.
Villarreal put up an intense fight against Barcelona with their own fans watching on. Two goals from Cani and Manu Trigueros had El Madrigal rocking, and dangerous moments from the likes of Giovani dos Santos had fans believing anything could happen.
Yet the worst of Villarreal was just as prevalent during their battle with Barcelona.
While leading the reigning La Liga champions 2-0, Villarreal managed to score two own goals to put the Catalans back in the fight. But that wasn't the worst aspect of the match.
During the game, some Villarreal fans were heard shouting racist remarks at Dani Alves, and someone even threw a banana at him, per The Metro.
Though there will likely be some form of discipline shown to the fans, Alves simply picked up the banana and ate it.