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Granada beat La Liga champions Barcelona to top the table

La Liga champions Barcelona suffered a humiliating two nil defeat at the hands of newly promoted side Granada.

Granada took an early lead in the first half to put the ball past Barcelona’s net thanks to Ramon Azeez header.

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The visitors brought in Lionel Messi and youngster Fati Ansu in the second half but the two failed to turn things around.

A defensive blunder by Arturo Vidal handed the home team a penalty in the 66th minute which was converted by Alvaro Vidallo.

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It was the worst start for Barcelona in more than twenty years as they settled in position seven in La Liga as the host took top position.

Even the inclusion of Messi made no impact having lost the best chance in the first half when striker Luis Suarez strike was canceled out.

The defeat comes barely after a goalless draw against German champions Borrusia Dortmund in the Champions League this week.

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Atletico Madrid failed to take advantage to lead the table settling for a goalless draw with Celta Virgo.

Real Madrid who will be playing on Sunday can widen the gap with the Catalans if they win against Sevilla.

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Currently Real Madrid hold position five a point above Messi led side and two points behind their competitor Sevilla who at position two with ten points.

Coach Zinadene Zidane is currently sitting on a shaky ground having lost a crucial group stage match against Paris St. Germain over the week.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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