Granada stage comeback to deny Barcelona chance to go above Atletico Madrid 

Granada stage comeback to deny Barcelona chance to go above Atletico Madrid 

Barcelona missed the chance to go on top of the LaLiga table following a 2-1 loss to Granada on Thursday evening. 

Lionel Messi scored the opener for the Catalans before Darwin Machís leveled the scores for Granada with Jorge Molina grabbing the winner.  

Barcelona took the lead in the 23rd minute through captain Lionel Messi. It was a wonderful move for Barcelona as Messi played the ball into Griezmann who turned clear of his marker and player a neat through-ball to Messi's path. The Argentine got his head down and guided a brilliant finish across Escandell. 

The strike marked Messi's 26th LaLiga goal this season. 

Minutes later, Barca almost gifted Granada an immediate equalizer as Busquests was robbed of possession on the edge of his box. However, Herrera's resulting shot was a poor one and it went wide. 


Granada stayed in the game and finally scored the leveler through Darwin Machís. Mingueza failed to deal with a loose ball and the Granada forward, who had got the better of Roberto, was on hand to get on the end of it and squeeze a finish beyond Ter Stegen.

Granada completed their comeback in the 79th minute through Jorge Molina. A beautiful cross was delivered from the left that was met by Molina and the veteran made no mistake, beating Ter Stegen to make it 2-1. 

The visitors, who had not beaten Barcelona at Nou Camp held on to secure the huge victory. 

The loss leaves Barcelona third on the log with 71, two behind league leaders Atletico Madrid. 

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