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Barcelona suffer setback in title race

Published: Saturday 11 February 2012, 21.33CET
FC Barcelona's title aspirations were dealt a major blow as they suffered their second defeat of the season at the hands of CA Osasuna, who move up to seventh in the Liga standings.

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Published: Saturday 11 February 2012, 21.33CET

Barcelona suffer setback in title race

FC Barcelona's title aspirations were dealt a major blow as they suffered their second defeat of the season at the hands of CA Osasuna, who move up to seventh in the Liga standings.

FC Barcelona suffered a major setback in their hunt for the Liga title after enduring their second defeat of the season, going down 3-2 at CA Osasuna, who go seventh.

Dejan Lekić gave the hosts the lead after five minutes with a neat finish, before rounding off a flowing move to double his side's advantage. Josep Guardiola's team began the second half with renewed vigour and were rewarded six minutes in, when Alexis Sánchez finished clinically at the back post.

Moments later, Osasuna restored their two-goal advantage courtesy of Raúl García's precise finish. But the visitors rallied and struck back when Cesc Fàbregas picked out 20-year-old forward Tello, who fired past Andrés Fernández. Despite late pressure from the reigning champions, Osasuna held firm to secure all three points. Title rivals Real Madrid CF host Levante UD tomorrow, knowing a win will take them ten points clear at the Liga summit.

Elsewhere, Real Racing Club moved out of the relegation zone after a goalless draw with Club Atlético de Madrid at El Sardinero, while Nélson scored a last-minute winner as Real Betis Balompié recorded a 2-1 home victory against Athletic Club.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.10CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 22/02/2012 15:45 CET

11/02/2012

BetisBetis2-1AthleticAthletic

Rubén 10, Nélson 90+1

Javi Martínez 22

Venue: Sevilla

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OsasunaOsasuna3-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Lekić 4, 22, Raúl García 56

Alexis Sánchez 51, Tello 73

Venue: Pamplona

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RacingRacing0-0AtléticoAtlético

Venue: Santander

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