Spanish La Liga
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Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 Barcelona

Alex Bergantinos
Match-winner Alex Bergantinos was making his first La Liga start of the season

Barcelona's La Liga title hopes were hit as they followed up their famous Champions League win over Paris St-Germain with a defeat at struggling Deportivo La Coruna.

Luis Enrique made five changes from the side who beat PSG 6-1, with the injured Neymar ruled out.

Barca were below par, falling behind to a close-range Joselu finish.

Luis Suarez equalised seconds after the restart but an Alex Bergantinos header sealed Depor's win.

It was the first game Barcelona have ever lost when Suarez has scored, following 67 wins and five draws.

Real Madrid went top by two points after beating Real Betis 2-1 later on Sunday.

Barca back to earth with a bang

Barcelona had produced one of football's famous comebacks on Wednesday after scoring three times after the 87th minute to beat Paris St-Germain 6-1 - 6-5 on aggregate - in the Champions League last 16.

But those heroics seemed to have taken it out of them and they missed Neymar, who scored two and assisted the other of the late goals against PSG.

Pepe Mel's Deportivo, who are one place above the relegation zone, deserved to win, and also went close to a goal when Alejandro Arribas' header was tipped onto the post by Marc-Andre ter Stegen - with Bergantinos' winner coming from the resulting corner.

Lionel Messi, who failed to score for the first time in six games, fired a late free-kick over as they lost the edge in the title race.

Line-ups

Deportivo La Coruña

  • 1Lux
  • 2JuanfranSubstituted forSanabria Ruizat 86'minutes
  • 14Arribas
  • 6Albentosa
  • 3NavarroBooked at 14mins
  • 4Bergantiños García
  • 22Borges
  • 21Vilela GamaSubstituted forKakutaat 71'minutes
  • 11GilSubstituted forColakat 62'minutes
  • 19Fajr
  • 7JoseluBooked at 36mins

Substitutes

  • 8Colak
  • 9Moreno
  • 13Tyton
  • 15Sanabria Ruiz
  • 16Correia Pinto
  • 23Kakuta
  • 24John

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 3Piqué
  • 18Alba
  • 6D SuárezSubstituted forAlcácerat 77'minutes
  • 20Sergi
  • 5Busquets
  • 21André GomesSubstituted forRakiticat 58'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9L Suárez
  • 7TuranSubstituted forIniestaat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rakitic
  • 8Iniesta
  • 13Cillessen
  • 17Alcácer
  • 19Digne
  • 23Umtiti
  • 28Aleñá
Referee:
David José Fernández Borbalán

Match Stats

Home TeamDeportivo La CoruñaAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Barcelona 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Barcelona 1.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Attempt blocked. Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emre Colak.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Celso Borges.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Laure.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fernando Navarro.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Laure replaces Juanfran because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Juanfran (Deportivo de La Coruña) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Juanfran (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joselu.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alejandro Arribas.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

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

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Roberto.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fernando Navarro.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Paco Alcácer replaces Denis Suárez.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fernando Navarro.

Goal!

Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Barcelona 1. Álex Bergantiños (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emre Colak with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Marc-André ter Stegen.

Attempt saved. Alejandro Arribas (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Faycal Fajr with a cross.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Denis Suárez.

Attempt blocked. Juanfran (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joselu.

Attempt missed. Emre Colak (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gaël Kakuta with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Gaël Kakuta replaces Bruno Gama.

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

Celso Borges (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Denis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Attempt saved. Joselu (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno Gama.

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno Gama (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Emre Colak replaces Carles Gil.

Hand ball by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Ivan Rakitic is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid26195269274262
2Barcelona27186377235460
3Sevilla27176451312057
4Atl Madrid27157549222752
5Villarreal27139539192048
6Real Sociedad2715394238448
7Ath Bilbao2713593430444
8Eibar2611694237539
9Espanyol2710983938139
10Alavés2791082833-537
11Celta Vigo26105113945-635
12Las Palmas2788114345-232
13Valencia2786133647-1130
14Real Betis2777132944-1528
15Deportivo La Coruña2769123142-1127
16Malaga2768133345-1226
17Leganés2767142241-1925
18Granada2747162455-3119
19Sporting Gijón2746172856-2818
20Osasuna2617182764-3710
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