Register Login Scores

LaLiga

Champions Barca Drop Points For The First Time

LaLiga 

Result: FC Barcelona 2-2 Girona

Date: 23 September 2018

Venue: Camp Nou

LaLiga champions FC Barcelona dropped points for the first time this season as they drew 2-2 with Girona in an entertaining Catalan derby at the Camp Nou.

Samuel Umtiti was surprisingly left out of the line up along with Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic, as Clement Lenglet, Arthur and Arturo Vidal were handed starts.
 
The home side were in control from the onset, but they had to wait until the 19th minute for the opening goal as Vidal broke into the box before teeing up Lionel Messi, who stroked the ball into the bottom corner.
 
However, the Camp Nou were left stunned in the 35th minute when Lenglet was shown a straight red card for elbowing Pere Pons.
 
The visitors then leveled matters on the stroke of halftime as Christian Stuani pulled clear of Gerard Pique before lifting the ball beyond Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
 
Six minutes into the second half, the visitors went ahead as Stuani bagged his second of the game with a close range after Ter Stegen had saved Christian Portu's initial effort.
 
Messi nearly restored parity just before the hour mark with an impressive free-kick that crashed against the crossbar.
 
However, Barca were level in the 63rd minute as Pique rose highest to head into the far corner after the goalkeeper had saved Luis Suarez's initial shot.
 
The hosts were camped in the Girona half for the rest of the game, with Philippe Coutinho going close with a couple off efforts from distance.
 
Despite enjoying a lion's share of the possession, Barca were unable to carve out a clear-cut chance in the closing stages as Girona held on for a valuable point.
 
Other results:

Levante 2-6 Sevilla
Villarreal 0-0 Valencia
Real Betis 2-2 Athletic Bilbao

Chelsea's Perfect Record Ended By London Rivals

PSG Rally Back To Maintain 100% Record

Chiefs Star Pleads With Fans Not To Boo Players

13 comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

39 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

11 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Siuu! Ronaldo Shows Off R422 Million Personalized Private Jet

1 Jan 19, 2022 10:38 AM in Show Me The Money

Figo’s Figo – Bucs Star Goes Economic With Small Hatchback

7 Jan 21, 2022 10:31 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

14 Jan 20, 2022 09:24 AM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Bafana Ba Style – 5 Of Motsepe’s Most Stylish Moments

Jan 21, 2022 04:10 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football