Spanish champions Barcelona's title hopes are out of their own hands after a shock defeat at Real Valladolid.

Valladolid, who started the day in the relegation zone, took the lead in the 17th minute through Fausto Rossi, who fired home after he and Javi Guerra had shots blocked.

Lionel Messi, who had a chance saved before the opener, and Cesc Fabregas forced keeper Diego Marino into more stops but they trailed at half-time for the first time in the league this season.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague on Twitter

FCB essence [is] disappearing. This has never been only about Pep or Messi or veterans. It is much more. No structure to the team. Think about it. That means: less leadership, less work, less authority, less ideas. Less care. Whatever the result.

Messi, the visitors' brightest player despite recent on-field vomiting problems, forced another two saves after the break and Neymar blazed a shot over from close range as Barcelona could not find a way through.

Valladolid substitute Oscar Gonzalez almost doubled the hosts' lead on the counter-attack as Barcelona slipped to a third defeat in six league games and a second straight away defeat.

Atletico Madrid beat Celta Vigo 2-0 on Saturday evening to overtake Gerardo Martino's side with 11 games left.

The Catalan club are now one point behind both Atletico and Real Madrid. Real could go four points above Barcelona with victory over Levante in their game in hand on Sunday.

"The team lacked ideas but not intensity," the Barcelona boss said. "We completely failed in generating play and that's what stopped us from getting the result.

"We lacked what makes us Barca: good elaboration in our build-up, finding spaces, breaking through on the wings and having depth. But we didn't lack attitude."

They have the chance to bounce back from their La Liga upset when they host Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Catalans won the last-16 first-leg tie 2-0 in Manchester.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Real Valladolid

  • 13 Mariño
  • 02 Rukavina
  • 17 Peña Booked
  • 04 Valiente (Sastre - 59' Booked )
  • 06 Rueda
  • 15 Mitrovic
  • 05 Rossi Booked
  • 18 Rubio Booked
  • 23 Contreiras Gonçalves (González Marcos - 66' )
  • 09 Javi Guerra
  • 21 Bergdich Booked (Rama - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jiménez Merlo
  • 07 Osorio
  • 08 Baraja
  • 10 González Marcos
  • 11 Larsson
  • 16 Sastre
  • 19 Rama

Barcelona

  • 01 Valdés
  • 22 Dani Alves
  • 21 Adriano
  • 16 Busquets
  • 03 Piqué Booked (Sergi - 72' )
  • 14 Mascherano
  • 06 Xavi
  • 04 Fábregas (Sánchez - 61' )
  • 10 Messi
  • 07 Pedro
  • 11 Neymar (Tello - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Montoya
  • 09 Sánchez
  • 15 Bartra
  • 19 Afellay
  • 20 Tello
  • 24 Sergi
  • 25 Olazábal Paredes
Ref: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Att: 22,921

Match Stats

Shots

7 13

On target

2 6

Corners

4 3

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.

90:00 +0:52

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Carlos Peña.

90:00 +0:16 Booking

Booking Lluis Sastre (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:12

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:12

Foul by Lluis Sastre (Real Valladolid).

87:58

Offside, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez tries a through ball, but Dani Alves is caught offside.

86:41

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:41

Foul by Álvaro Rubio (Real Valladolid).

86:23 Booking

Booking Álvaro Rubio (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:02

Attempt missed. Óscar (Real Valladolid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Valdet Rama following a fast break.

82:44

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

81:15

Hand ball by Álvaro Rubio (Real Valladolid).

78:16

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

78:16

Jesús Rueda (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:41 Booking

Booking Carlos Peña (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:39

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:39

Foul by Carlos Peña (Real Valladolid).

73:36

Attempt blocked. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Tello.

73:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Cristian Tello replaces Neymar.

71:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Gerard Piqué.

71:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Valladolid. Valdet Rama replaces Zakarya Bergdich.

70:05

Foul by Pedro (Barcelona).

70:05

Antonio Rukavina (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:05

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:05

Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid).

67:58

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

67:58

Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:18

Attempt missed. Jesús Rueda (Real Valladolid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

65:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Valladolid. Óscar replaces Manucho.

64:24 Booking

Booking Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

64:16

Hand ball by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

63:44

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:44

Foul by Manucho (Real Valladolid).

63:07

Foul by Pedro (Barcelona).

63:07

Antonio Rukavina (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez replaces Francesc Fábregas.

58:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Valladolid. Lluis Sastre replaces Marc Valiente because of an injury.

57:15

Delay in match Marc Valiente (Real Valladolid) because of an injury.

56:42

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

54:27

Offside, Real Valladolid. Fausto Rossi tries a through ball, but Javi Guerra is caught offside.

53:51

Attempt missed. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

51:27 Booking

Booking Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card.

51:15

Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:15

Foul by Marc Valiente (Real Valladolid).

50:00

Hand ball by Adriano (Barcelona).

49:11

Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:11

Foul by Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid).

47:58

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

47:58

Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:08

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Diego Mariño.

47:07

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

46:23

Attempt missed. Adriano (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

45:27 Booking

Booking Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:13

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:13

Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid).

45:00

Second Half begins Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.

45:00 +0:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.

43:56

Corner, Real Valladolid. Conceded by Dani Alves.

41:12

Hand ball by Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid).

38:36

Attempt missed. Adriano (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Xavi.

37:06

Hand ball by Neymar (Barcelona).

36:22

Offside, Barcelona. Francesc Fábregas tries a through ball, but Pedro is caught offside.

35:11

Attempt saved. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar.

34:51

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:32

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:32

Foul by Carlos Peña (Real Valladolid).

32:31

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:31

Foul by Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid).

32:10

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

31:02

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:02

Foul by Stefan Mitrovic (Real Valladolid).

29:52

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

28:03

Attempt missed. Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

26:47

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

26:47

Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:12

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

26:12

Marc Valiente (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:06

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:06

Foul by Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid).

22:51

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

22:51

Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:34

Offside, Barcelona. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

17:58

Hand ball by Pedro (Barcelona).

16:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0. Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

16:32

Attempt blocked. Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

16:30

Attempt blocked. Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Peña with a headed pass.

15:50

Corner, Real Valladolid. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

13:55

Corner, Real Valladolid. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

13:09

Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

13:09

Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:40

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:40

Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid).

9:46

Attempt missed. Adriano (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lionel Messi following a corner.

9:25

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Diego Mariño.

9:24

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

8:40

Corner, Real Valladolid. Conceded by Adriano.

7:53

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

7:53

Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:31

Offside, Real Valladolid. Carlos Peña tries a through ball, but Manucho is caught offside.

4:53

Attempt saved. Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Manucho.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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