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.
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|1||Real Madrid CF||21||55|
|6||Club Atlético de Madrid||22||31|
|12||Real Betis Balompié||22||26|
|13||Rayo Vallecano de Madrid||21||25|
|16||Real Sociedad de Fútbol||21||24|
|17||Real Racing Club||22||23|
|19||Real Sporting de Gijón||21||19|