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Sociedad end Barcelona's unbeaten Liga record

Published: Saturday 19 January 2013, 20.09CET
Gonzalo Castro scored twice and Imanol Agirretxe the winner in added time as Real Sociedad de Fútbol came from two goals down to inflict ten-man FC Barcelona's first Liga defeat since April.

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Published: Saturday 19 January 2013, 20.09CET

Sociedad end Barcelona's unbeaten Liga record

Gonzalo Castro scored twice and Imanol Agirretxe the winner in added time as Real Sociedad de Fútbol came from two goals down to inflict ten-man FC Barcelona's first Liga defeat since April.

Imanol Agirretxe capped a fine comeback as Real Sociedad de Fútbol recovered from two goals down to beat ten-man FC Barcelona 3-2 and inflict the leaders' first Liga defeat of season.

A comfortable night seemed in the offing for the Blaugrana when Lionel Messi, with his 29th league goal of the campaign, and Pedro Rodriguez put Barça two to the good inside 25 minutes.

However, Gonzalo Castro (41) halved the deficit with a shot across Víctor Valdés and when Gerard Piqué (56) was dismissed for a second bookable offence, a trip on Carlos Vela, the hosts scented an opportunity to record a famous win.

The Basque side levelled six minutes later through Castro, whose shot took a sizeable deflection off Javier Mascherano. In added time, substitute Agirretxe provided the icing on the cake, stealing in to convert Carlos Martínez's cross after the defender had engineered space on the right.

Barcelona's first top-flight loss in 24 matches, a run stretching back to 21 April, means Club Atlético de Madrid can trim their lead to nine points on Sunday by overcoming Levante UD. Elsewhere, Granada CF edged clear of trouble following a 2-0 defeat of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and the Getafe CF-Sevilla FC and Málaga CF-RC Celta de Vigo games ended 1-1.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.14CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/01/2013 17:51 CET

19/01/2013

MálagaMálaga1-1CeltaCelta

Demichelis 37

Fernandez 76

Venue: Malaga

19/01/2013

GetafeGetafe1-1SevillaSevilla

Adrián Colunga 44

Reyes 40

Venue: Madrid

19/01/2013

Real SociedadReal Sociedad3-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Gonzalo Castro 41, 62, Agirretxe 90+1

Messi 7, Pedro Rodríguez 25

Venue: San Sebastian

19/01/2013

GranadaGranada2-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Amat 24 (o.g.), Recio 80

Venue: Granada

18/01/2013

EspanyolEspanyol3-2MallorcaMallorca

Simão 16, Verdú 68 (P), Baena 83

Dos Santos 35, Márquez 42

Venue: Barcelona

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