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Las Palmas 1-1 Barcelona

Jonathan Calleri
Jonathan Calleri scored one goal for West Ham during a loan spell last season

Former West Ham striker Jonathan Calleri's penalty helped lowly Las Palmas hold La Liga leaders Barcelona.

The result, which extends Barca's club-record unbeaten league run to 33 games, takes them five points above their next opponents Atletico Madrid.

Lionel Messi fired a free-kick into the opposite corner of the net to give Barcelona the lead.

But Calleri's excellently dispatched penalty into the top corner rescued a point for the Canary Island hosts.

There was plenty of confusion at the decision to award the penalty to Las Palmas, who remain in the relegation zone, with the most likely reason being for a Sergi Roberto foul on Matias Aguirregaray - although the ball also hit Lucas Digne's hand.

"The penalty came as a shock to us because of how it was awarded," said Barca boss Ernesto Valverde. "We felt that they equalised with an 'invisible' penalty. They grew stronger after that and we played in too much of a hurry.

"We really wanted to leave here with three points. In the first half we felt we were always creating danger and their players kept on picking up yellow cards. We went ahead in the first half but it was not a big enough margin."

Atletico, who go into Sunday's Nou Camp game on the back of an eight-game winning run, were the only one of the top four sides to win in La Liga during this midweek round of games.

Line-ups

Las Palmas

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Chichizola
  • 3AguirregarayBooked at 5mins
  • 20GálvezBooked at 68mins
  • 22Navarro JiménezBooked at 20mins
  • 23Castellano BetancorBooked at 10minsSubstituted forRocha Machadoat 76'minutes
  • 6EteboBooked at 66mins
  • 4GómezSubstituted forAquilaniat 70'minutes
  • 8Halilovic
  • 24Domínguez
  • 16SamperioSubstituted forGarcíaat 86'minutes
  • 9CalleriBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lizoain
  • 5García
  • 12Rocha Machado
  • 18Castellano Betancor
  • 19Toledo
  • 25Aquilani
  • 29Expósito

Barcelona

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20RobertoBooked at 41mins
  • 23UmtitiBooked at 52mins
  • 25Vermaelen
  • 19DigneBooked at 24mins
  • 22VidalSubstituted forCoutinhoat 57'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 15PaulinhoSubstituted forRakiticat 63'minutes
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forDembéléat 75'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez

Substitutes

  • 3Piqué
  • 4Rakitic
  • 11Dembélé
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Coutinho
  • 17Alcácer
  • 21André Gomes
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
23,778

Match Stats

Home TeamLas PalmasAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Samuel Umtiti.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

  5. Booking

    Jonathan Calleri (Las Palmas) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Calleri (Las Palmas).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

  9. Post update

    Jonathan Calleri (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by David García.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Las Palmas. David García replaces Jairo Samperio because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Jairo Samperio (Las Palmas) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Calleri (Las Palmas).

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Jonathan Calleri (Las Palmas) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Calleri (Las Palmas).

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 1st March 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona26206069135666
2Atl Madrid26187145113461
3Real Madrid26156562283451
4Valencia26155650302050
5Sevilla26133103440-642
6Villarreal2612593630641
7Eibar26115103338-538
8Girona2610793636037
9Real Betis26114114350-737
10Getafe2699832221036
11Celta Vigo26105114338535
12Ath Bilbao2671182729-232
13Espanyol2671092332-931
14Alavés26101152337-1431
15Real Sociedad2686124747030
16Leganés2686122132-1130
17Levante26311122141-2020
18Las Palmas2655161953-3420
19Dep La Coruña2646162456-3218
20Malaga2634191641-2513
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