Granada stun Barca to go top of La Liga

  • 📰 staronline
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 33 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 17%
  • Publisher: 75%

Malaysia Headlines News

Malaysia Latest News,Malaysia Headlines

GRANADA, Spain (Reuters) - Barcelona fell to a shock 2-0 defeat at Granada on Saturday as the La Liga champions' woeful away form continued and the promoted side provisionally went top of the table.

The Catalans started without all-time top scorer Lionel Messi and teenage sensation Ansu Fati and fell behind in the second minute when Ramon Azeez headed home after Barca left back Junior Firpo had lost possession in his own half.

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde brought on Messi and Fati at halftime and although their introduction led to an improvement in the visitors' play, forward Alvaro Vadillo doubled Granada's lead in the 66th minute from the penalty spot. The Catalans, who have failed to win any of their last seven away games in all competitions, are seventh in the La Liga standings with seven points after five matches, while Granada sit on the summit with 10 points.

Second-placed Sevilla also have 10 points and can go clear at the top when they face Real Madrid on Sunday, while Atletico Madrid are third on 10 points after drawing 0-0 with Celta Vigo.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 4. in MY

Malaysia Latest News, Malaysia Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Lewandowski double as Bayern crush Cologne to go topBERLIN (Reuters) - Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored twice to equal a 51-year-old record as champions Bayern Munich demolished Cologne 4-0 on Saturday to climb to the top spot of the standings.
Source: staronline - 🏆 4. / 75 Read more »

Dembele nearing Barcelona return, says Valverde | Malay MailMADRID, Sept 21 — Barcelona coach coach Ernesto Valverde has revealed that Ousmane Dembele could return to full training yesterday after recovering from a hamstring injury. Dembele is not expected to be involved in today's La Liga trip to Granada due to the knock he picked up during Barca’s...
Source: malaymail - 🏆 1. / 86 Read more »

West Ham can prove top-six credentials with Man United win - Pellegrini(Reuters) - A win over Manchester United on Sunday will go a long way towards helping West Ham United break into the Premier League's top six, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.
Source: staronline - 🏆 4. / 75 Read more »

Barca's Valverde risks Spain club versus country row over FatiBARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has risked a club versus country dispute with Spain after suggesting he does not want 16-year-old striker Ansu Fati to be called up for next month's Under-17 World Cup.
Source: staronline - 🏆 4. / 75 Read more »

Leclerc stuns with pole hat-trick in Singapore | Malay MailSINGAPORE, Sept 21 — Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took his third successive Formula One pole position today with Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton joining the youngster on the front row for the Singapore Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who was fastest after the first flying laps...
Source: malaymail - 🏆 1. / 86 Read more »