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Barcelona leave the leadership position after a painful home defeat to Granada |  Primera department

Barcelona leave the leadership position after a painful home defeat to Granada | Primera department

Barcelona had an excellent opportunity at home against Granada to conquer the top spot in the Spanish league. Then it was necessary to win, although that seemed to be a formality – given the shape of the Catalans and the content of the opponent. Coach Ronald Koeman naturally relied on men who excelled in goals: Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona immediately took control of the party, Granada erected a red and white wall. Halfway through the first half he instantly hit the first real gear. Messi put 1-2 with Griezmann, the Frenchman gave a superb shot and Messi hit a corner kick. After a few minutes, the Argentine had a chance with two unanswered goals, but Granada goalkeeper Escandel was in the middle. 1-0 was the result of the first half after the first half in which Barcelona was certainly in charge, but he did not collect many chances.

After the break, the same picture of the match at the Camp Nou, but as the hour passed, the equalizer suddenly fell from the sky. Minguisa managed to reach a half-pass and put Matches on his way to Ter Stegen. The Venezuelan didn’t fail: 1-1. And it didn’t stop there. Barcelona went in search of victory, but Granada scored a second goal. Molina nodded in a cross from Marin single-handedly. 1-2 was the final result as well, a particularly painful and unnecessary defeat for Barcelona. The Catalans remain second in La Liga, two points behind leaders Atl├ętico