NEWS
Saturday September 21 2019
POST MATCH: Granada CF shock defending La Liga champions FC Barcelona

Granada CF pulled off a major shock with a win over FC Barcelona in a memorable night for the La Liga new boys.

Diego Martinez's side have impressed so far in 2019-20, following their return to the Spanish top flight and they stunned Ernesto Valverde with a 2-0 victory at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes.

Ramon Azeez stunned the visitors with a goal inside the first 60 seconds, heading home at the far post, after Jose Puentas profited from a slip by Junior Firpo - on his first start for the Catalan side.

The visitors never really recovered from that early setback, with Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann unable to trouble an organised home defence.

Valverde brought on Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati at half time, biut again they struggled to make any attacking inroads as the hosts looked to preserve their lead.

Any chance of a late FC Barcelona comeback was killed off with 25 minutes to go as substitute Arturo Vidal conceded a penalty for handball, and fellow substitute Alvaro Vadillo scored from the spot.

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