Watch: Kike Garcia gives Eibar the lead at Barcelona

Barcelona welcome Eibar to Camp Nou on Tuesday evening live to the possibility of ascending to third place in La Liga should they record a victory.

Sevilla beat Villarreal 2-0 at the Sanchez-Pizjuan earlier in the evening, leapfrogging their opponents in the process and paving the way for the Blaugrana to prove their comeback isn’t simply another false dawn.

Barcelona haven’t lost domestically since their embarrassing reverse at Cadiz, and come into the game off the back of a resounding 3-0 victory at Real Valladolid last time out.

Eibar face a tall order in Catalonia despite Barcelona’s poor form and the fact that Lionel Messi, nursing a knock, was in the stands. The Basques have lost eleven of their last 12 against the Blaugrana in all competitions.

The hosts could have taken the lead inside the first ten minutes. Ronald Araujo was deemed to have been fouled in the box after a lengthly VAR review, with the referee awarding a penalty that Martin Braithwaite went on to miss, pulling wide left.

Shortly before the hour mark, Eibar struck first blood. Araujo, a very able performer for the Blaugrana so far this season, made an uncharacteristic error to allow Kike Garcia to pounce and coolly finish to send the Basques 1-0 up.

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