Barcelona blew the prospect of going prime of La Liga after a shock 2-1 house defeat to Granada.
Lionel Messi had struck his twenty sixth aim of the season with 23 minutes gone to place the Catalans on track for the summit in a compelling title race.
However Darwin Machis equalised on 63 minutes and Granada accomplished an surprising comeback 11 minutes from time when substitute Jorge Molina headed in from shut vary.
Barca, whose coach Ronald Koeman was despatched off within the aftermath of the Granada leveller, might have nudged one level forward of Atletico Madrid however sit two factors behind the league leaders Atletico Madrid and behind Actual Madrid as a result of their inferior head-to-head report.
Messi had scored a fifth aim in his final 4 matches with a low cross-shot from inside the realm after being teed up by Antoine Griezmann.
However the Argentine playmaker will rue what proved an important second – not solely within the sport however probably the title race – quickly after as he spurned a one-on-one probability to beat Granada goalkeeper Aaron Escandell inside the realm.
The guests scored with each their photographs on course on the Nou Camp, first by Machs on a counter after Oscar Mingueza failed to chop out Luis Suarez’s through-ball.
Koeman was quickly ordered from his dugout by referee Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes for his complaints to the officers and his evening received worse when Molina headed in Adrian Marin’s pinpoint cross to safe a primary win at Barcelona for Diego Martinez’s aspect.
“We misplaced our focus within the second half and made errors on the again,” Koeman stated.
“We have to settle for the very fact we have misplaced, that is the truth of issues. We had probabilities to win the sport, however that is that. We have got 5 extra video games to go and every of the perimeters (within the title race) can have difficulties within the schedule.
“We now want to organize ourselves for Sunday’s sport (away to Valencia). We’re nonetheless within the combine and have an opportunity. We have to settle for this, transfer on and put together for the subsequent one.
“We tried however weren’t capable of make many probabilities after they scored their objectives. They closed store effectively and we could not create.”