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Updated 11/02/2024 at 22:06 GMT

YAMAL RESCUES A POINT IN SIX-GOAL THRILLER

Barcelona’s slim chances of defending their La Liga title suffered a huge blow as they were held to a 3-3 draw against Granada at home.

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Lamine Yamal gave Barcelona the lead in the first half before Ricard Sanchez cancelled out his opener just before half-time.

In a hectic six-minute period, Granada took the lead through Facundo Pellistri before Robert Lewandowski equalised instantly.

But it was not long before Granada took control of the tie again when Marc-Andre Ter Stegen could not keep out a powerful header from former Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel.

Yamal struck for a second time late on to earn Barca a point, but it is not much consolation for Xavi’s side who are now 10 points adrift of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

End of 2nd Half

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What a thriller! Granada hold on for a vital point which edges them a point closer to safety. As for Barca, that could be their chances of a title blown...

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XAVI HAS HIS HEAD IN HIS HANDS

He thinks a throw-in should go his side's way, but the referee signals a throw to Granada. It has even brought a laugh to the Barca manager's face.

BARCA THROW EVERYTHING AT GRANADA!

Almost everyone is forward as they try and salvage a winner in the dying minutes.

Raphinha tries to reach a long ball over the top but it runs out for a goal kick.

And that signals time for another Granada player to go down with cramp.

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Time is running out for Barca, they will have eight minutes to find a winner.

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BOOS RING AROUND THE STADIUM

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Granada goalkeeper Batella has gone down, seemingly with cramp, and it is fair to say Barca are not happy.

Xavi is going to make another change.

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GOAL!! - BARCELONA 3-3 GRANADA (YAMAL)

Yamal cuts inside on his left foot from the right and curls an effort into the bottom right corner from 25 yards to draw Barca level!

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BARCA HAVE THE BALL IN THE NET!

But Lopez makes his run too early before poking the ball in on the line following Martinez's looped header over the keeper.

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He goes into the book for throwing the ball to the ground.

Yellow card

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F. Lopez

FC Barcelona

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The goalscorer is cautioned for yanking Jules Kounde.

Yellow card

I. Miquel

Granada CF

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Off

J. Cancelo

FC Barcelona

Cubarsi goes down after the faintest of touches from the goalkeeper as a corner comes in. It's a bit silly from the 17-year-old, he hardly touches him.

But Maouassa has a shot blocked by Cancelo.

WHAT A HECTIC FEW MINUTES!

Barca have a little under 20 minutes to effectively save their season. Let's see what answers they have after going behind twice so quickly.

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GOAL!! - BARCELONA 2-3 GRANADA (MIQUEL)

Maoussa swings a cross into the box from the left and former Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel sends a powerful header towards goal, which Ter Stegen can only push onto the post before it drops over the line.

Three goals in six minutes and Granada lead for the second time in quick succession!

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GOAL!! - BARCELONA 2-2 GRANADA (LEWANDOWSKI)

Cancelo dinks a ball forward to Gundogan who brings it down perfectly for Lewandowski to drill a low effort into the net from the edge of the box!

They weren't behind for long! Barca are level.

Goal

R. Lewandowski

FC Barcelona

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