Granada stun Barcelona to move top of LaLiga

Granada celebrate scoring against Barcelona

The defeat will be Barcelona's second defeat in the Spanish League after losing 1-0 to Atletic Bilbao in the opener. You can lose but when you lose you have to deserve to win - and today we have not deserved it.

Granada, who are off to their best start in their 88 years of existence, had a ideal night in front of their supporters, convincingly getting past a Barcelona that dominated possession, but lacked the offensive ingenuity needed to score.

Argentine star Lionel Messi is about to play his first match of the La Liga a lot to the enjoyment of the Barcelona followers. There's a long way to go [in La Liga], but these are the type of games that can give you the league.

Granada opened the scoring two minutes into the game with a close-range header by Azeez after Barcelona defender Junior Firpo lost possession near his own area.

When asked where the blame lied for that at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Valverde was clear in his answer.

An bad run of away form continued for Barcelona in Granada as their woeful start to the season continued, despite the return of Lionel Messi.


In the 66th minute, following video review, substitute Alvaro Badillo converted from the spot, handing Granada their third win of the season. They were also held 2-2 at Osasuna, leaving them winless in their first three away La Liga matches for the first time since 1994-95.

For a second consecutive week, Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid dropped points, drawing with Celta Vigo 0-0 at Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico has the same 10 points as Granada and Sevilla but trails both teams on goal difference. The 32-yr-extinct football well-known person made a second-half appearance towards Borussia Dortmund within the Catalan membership's first UEFA Championship League fixture of the season marking his return after he changed into once out with a calf peril.

The El Grana who got promoted to the tip-tier Spanish league this season are aiming for a top-15 invent and just isn't going to esteem to languish on the bottom of the table on the conclude of the season. "At least we didn't concede this time, but we let two important points slip away".

Celta, which was coming off a home loss against Granada, stayed 14th in the 20-team standings with five points from five matches.

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