Granada hold Barcelona to a 1-1 draw

Granada hold Barcelona to a 1-1 draw.

Granada held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw which prevents Barcelona from moving into third-place in the Spanish La-Liga.

In the 89th minute, Antonio Puertas struck the top corner of the net to earn a point for the hosts.

Puertas celebrating after the 89th minute goal

In the second half, Luuk de Jong scored after a cross from right-back Alves, who was making his first La Liga appearance since 2016. Alves was making his first La Liga appearance since 2016.

Gavi was also dismissed from Barcelona for committing a second bookable offense.

As time expired in the first half, De Jong thought he had broken the deadlock, but the video assistant referee disallowed his goal for being offside.

In the seconds before the equaliser, Alves made a spectacular save to deny Puertas a goal, but the visitors were powerless to stop the 29-year-late old’s finish.

Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals on Wednesday, with the winner taking on the winner of the first leg.

Granada, meanwhile, has gone seven games without a loss in La Liga, tying a club record.

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