GRANADA Beat Barcelona At The Camp Nou with Koeman sent to the stands
Granada CF, the tiny club from Andalucía put a huge block on Barcelona’s charge to the top of La Liga on Thursday evening, as they went to the Camp Nou and departed with a 2-1 victory, in a match that also saw Barca coach Ronald Koeman sent to the stands.
Leo Messi, with his 26th league goal of the season, put the hosts in front on 23 minutes, slotting a pass from Antoine Griezmann into the far corner of Aaron Escandell’s net, and the Blaugrana could have two or three goals more if they could have only finished the moves.
Eighth-placed Granada staged a fightback in the second half and it was Darwin Machis who levelled the scores after 63 minutes when Oscar Mingueza failed to clear Luis Suarez’s through ball and Machis fired past Marc-Andre ter Stegen at his near post, with Barca coach Koeman protesting so much that he ended up being red-carded and sent to the stands, reportedly for insulting the fourth official.
Just when it couldn’t get worse for the home side, 39-year-old Jorge Molina headed home Adrian Marin’s left-wing cross to net the winner for Granada on 79 minutes, to see Granada beat Barcelona, and prevent them from going top of La Liga, now still in second position, two points behind Atletico and level with Real Madrid.
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