Barcelona furiously came back to defeat Villarreal 3-2 on Sunday night. But while it was noteworthy that the Catalans won to keep their faint title hopes alive, the minds of the Barcelona family were oft elsewhere as the footballing world continued to mourn the passing of Tito Vilanova.
Prior to the match, there was a minute of silence at El Madrigal.
Lionel Messi paid tribute to Vilanova after scoring the eventual match-winning goal, and Javier Mascherano was overcome with emotions afterward.
FOTO | Sergio Busquets y Leo Messi dedicándole el gol a Tito Vilanova pic.twitter.com/PAIViNIjla— Sphera Channel (@SpheraChannel) April 27, 2014
On Saturday, 52,999 people visited the memorial for Vilanova at the Camp Nou.