Sergio Reguilón had a glorious chance to snatch a winner for the home team in added time when the ball ran into his path near, but he hit the ground and the Barça keeper Marc-André Ter Stegen has made a comfortable save.
Earlier Friday, the bottom club Leganés snatch a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Real Mallorca thanks to a superb late free-kick of Oscar Rodriguez as they have earned their first point since the resumption of the league. The veteran midfielder Salva Sevilla, 36 years old, had put Mallorca in front after nine minutes with a free kick that slipped under the wall and flummoxed the goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar.
Moreover, Villarreal obtained a third victory in a row since the campaign in a 1-0 win at Granadacontinuing to stake their claim for a top-four finish. Gerard Moreno for the 11th minute goal proved decisive.