Granada picked up a well-known 2-1 victory over FC Barcelona of their La Liga encounter on Thursday, leaving the Catalan giants 2 factors adrift of high spot within the league. It was additionally Granada’s first ever win over Barcelona on the Nou Camp of their historical past.
Barcelona got here into the sport realizing a win of any variety would ship them high of the league with solely 5 video games left to play. Lionel Messi opened the scoring with a advantageous strike into the underside nook for his twenty sixth league purpose this season, sending the Blaugrana high momentarily within the twenty third minute. It went downhill from there, as Granada discovered an equaliser by Darwin Marchis within the 63rd minute, earlier than 39 12 months previous Jorge Molina was left utterly unmarked within the Barcelona space and he duly transformed within the 79th minute to make it 2-1 to Granada. Barcelona had their supervisor, Ronald Koeman despatched off earlier than Granada scored what would change into their winner.
The defeat to Granada leaves Barcelona in third place on the La Liga desk, making certain that their future is not of their palms as they need to hope for favours from different groups if they’re to win the La Liga title this season. They face desk topping Atletico Madrid on Match Matchday 35, with Real Madrid going through Sevilla in the identical week.