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Granada Stun Barcelona To Secure La Liga Summit

Amuda Segun

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Lionel Messi

Newly promoted side Granada have gone to the top of the Spanish La Liga table after they stunned champions Barcelona in their league clash on Saturday night.

Granada beat Barcelona 2-0 at home to condemn the Spanish champions to their second defeat of the season after five league games only.

Super Eagles midfielder Ramon Azeez headed Barcelona into an early lead after just two minutes on the clock.

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde started with star player Lionel Messi on the bench and he saw his team produce a disappointing first half display.

Messi recently returned to action from an injury which saw him miss the start of the season.

His first game of the season was the Champions League game at Borussia Dortmund.

Lionel Messi was a second half substitute during the Borussia Dortmund game which ended in a goalless draw.

The Argentine national team skipper was introduced at the halftime interval and his presence gave Barcelona the needed impetus but that didn’t transmit into a goal.

Granada were handed a second half penalty after the handball from Arturo Vidal and Alvaro Vadillo stepped up to convert and wrap up a 2-0 win for his team.

Barcelona have now suffered their worst start to the season in 25 years after seven points from five games.

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