Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had no complaints with his players after their draw against Villarreal.

The points dropped left Barca further behind Liga leaders Real Madrid.

"We did everything and more to win. We did everything to win. We shot on goal, we opened up the field, we controlled their strong points . . . In this league we've tied a couple of games that we deserved to win and today is an example of that. We cannot forget that we played against an excellent opponent that played very well," said Guardiola.

Barca captain Carles Puyol declared: "The team will react; we'll do more, whatever we must to win. There are no excuses, the players are used to playing every three days and La Liga is not lost. We will not give up."