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Barcelona 1-2 Granada: Hosts miss chance to go top of La Liga with defeat

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Darwin Machis scores for GranadaGranada's win boosts their hopes of reaching the Europa League places

Barcelona missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they suffered a surprise home defeat by Granada.

Lionel Messi had given the hosts the lead when he combined with Antoine Griezmann before slotting into the far corner.

Barcelona missed several opportunities to add to their lead before Darwin Machis drove in the equaliser in the second half.

Substitute Jorge Molina then headed in the winner for the visitors late on.

Victory would have put Barcelona one point clear at the top of the table with five games to go but instead they stay third, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and level with Real Madrid.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid meet in what looks set to be a crunch battle in the title race on Saturday, 8 May.

Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 3-1-4-2

1ter Stegen28Mingueza3Piqué23Umtiti5Busquets20Roberto21de Jong27Kourouma Kourouma18Alba10Messi7Griezmann1ter Stegen28MinguezaSubstituted forDembéléat 72'minutes3Piqué23Umtiti5BusquetsSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 81'minutes20Roberto21de Jong27Kourouma KouroumaSubstituted forGonzálezat 72'minutes18Alba10Messi7Griezmann

Substitutes

2Dest4Araujo8Pjanic11Dembélé12Puig13Murara Neto15Lenglet16González17Machado Trincão24Firpo29De la Fuente36Tenas

Granada

Formation 3-4-2-1

13Escandell16Díaz6Sánchez3Pérez2Foulquier21Herrera8Eteki17Marín Ruiz7Suárez11Machís9Soldado13Escandell16Díaz6SánchezBooked at 89mins3PérezBooked at 43mins2Foulquier21Herrera8EtekiSubstituted forGonalonsat 61'minutes17Marín Ruiz7SuárezSubstituted forVico Villegasat 86'minutes11MachísSubstituted forMarínat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins9SoldadoBooked at 20minsSubstituted forMolinaat 61'minutes

Substitutes

4Gonalons12Quina14Vico Villegas18Marín23Molina26Soro31Fàbrega35Santos da Costa42BarciaReferee:Pablo González Fuertes

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamGranadaPossessionHome82%Away18%ShotsHome16Away5Shots on TargetHome4Away2CornersHome6Away1FoulsHome10Away22

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    Match ends, Barcelona 1, Granada CF 2.

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