Barcelona suffered a shock defeat to 18th placed Valladolid.
Fausto Rossi 17th minute strike made it sure it was Barca’s fourth defeat of the season. With Real Madrid and Ateltico Madrid still to play Barcelona could find themselves four points behind by the end of the weekend
Valladolid made life difficult for the La Liga defending champions, with the star studded squad failing to get into their normal game . Valladolid pressurised from the start and deserved to be in the lead.
Outside of a Messi chance in the ninth minute, the first 30 minutes of the first half belonged to Valladolid.
Barca made desperate attempts late on to get something from the match but they found Valladolid keeper Diego Marino equal to the task. Messi’s free kick in the 83rd minute almost resulted in a equaliser but it was well saved by the keeper.
With Manchester City to meet in the UEFA Champions League next week Barcelona will look to pick themselves from the defeat to avoid another upset.