Spanish La Liga
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Real Valladolid 1-0 Barcelona

Fausto Rossi celebrates

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.

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.

Line-ups

Real Valladolid

  • 13Mariño
  • 2Rukavina
  • 17PeñaBooked at 75mins
  • 4ValienteSubstituted forSastreat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Rueda
  • 15Mitrovic
  • 5RossiBooked at 52mins
  • 18RubioBooked at 82mins
  • 23Contreiras GonçalvesSubstituted forGonzález Marcosat 66'minutes
  • 9Javi Guerra
  • 21BergdichBooked at 46minsSubstituted forRamaat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jiménez Merlo
  • 7Osorio
  • 8Baraja
  • 10González Marcos
  • 11Larsson
  • 16Sastre
  • 19Rama

Barcelona

  • 1Valdés
  • 22Dani Alves
  • 21Adriano
  • 16Busquets
  • 3PiquéBooked at 65minsSubstituted forSergiat 72'minutes
  • 14Mascherano
  • 6Xavi
  • 4FábregasSubstituted forSánchezat 61'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 7Pedro
  • 11NeymarSubstituted forTelloat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Montoya
  • 9Sánchez
  • 15Bartra
  • 19Afellay
  • 20Tello
  • 24Sergi
  • 25Olazábal Paredes
Referee:
Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Attendance:
22,921

Match Stats

Home TeamReal ValladolidAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Carlos Peña.

Booking

Lluis Sastre (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lluis Sastre (Real Valladolid).
Offside, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez tries a through ball, but Dani Alves is caught offside.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Álvaro Rubio (Real Valladolid).

Booking

Álvaro Rubio (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
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.
Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Hand ball by Álvaro Rubio (Real Valladolid).
Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).
Jesús Rueda (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Carlos Peña (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Carlos Peña (Real Valladolid).
Attempt blocked. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Tello.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Cristian Tello replaces Neymar.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Gerard Piqué.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Valladolid. Valdet Rama replaces Zakarya Bergdich.
Foul by Pedro (Barcelona).
Antonio Rukavina (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid).
Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).
Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Valladolid. Óscar replaces Manucho.

Booking

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).
Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Manucho (Real Valladolid).
Foul by Pedro (Barcelona).
Antonio Rukavina (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez replaces Francesc Fábregas.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Valladolid. Lluis Sastre replaces Marc Valiente because of an injury.
Delay in match Marc Valiente (Real Valladolid) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi.
Offside, Real Valladolid. Fausto Rossi tries a through ball, but Javi Guerra is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card.
Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marc Valiente (Real Valladolid).
Hand ball by Adriano (Barcelona).
Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Fausto Rossi (Real Valladolid).
Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).
Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Diego Mariño.
Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Adriano (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Booking

Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid).

Second Half

Second Half begins Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Real Valladolid 1, Barcelona 0.
Corner, Real Valladolid. Conceded by Dani Alves.
Hand ball by Javi Guerra (Real Valladolid).
goal

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