Barcelona wasted a golden alternative to increase their lead on the best of LaLiga as they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday because of objectives in each and every part from Alvaro Garcia and Fran Garcia.
With seven video games to play, Barca are best of the league on 76 issues, 11 forward of second-placed Real Madrid, who have been additionally shocked 4-2 at lowly Girona on Tuesday. Rayo Vallecano are 9th on 43 issues, 4 adrift of the European qualification spots.
Rayo halted Barca’s seven sport unbeaten streak within the league with a gutsy efficiency in entrance in their fanatics at a sold-out Estadio de Vallecas.
They have been the simpler aspect for many of the fit towards a slapdash Barca and opened the scoring within the nineteenth minute after Sergio Camello challenged Gavi and briefly fed Alvaro Garcia who riffled an unstoppable low shot previous Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The hosts stored urgent and wasted a few probabilities however were given a scare when Robert Lewandowski netted what would were an equalizer within the fortieth minute, ahead of his effort used to be dominated out after the VAR replay confirmed he used to be fractionally offside.
Rayo were given again on best in the second one part and prolonged their lead within the 52nd minute because of a perfect effort from Fran Garcia, who stole the ball from Frenkie de Jong in midfield and ran in the course of the middle of the Barca protection to attain with a tidy end previous Ter Stegen.
Camello ignored some other nice likelihood within the sixty fourth minute and Unai Lopez additionally wasted some other alternative to increase Rayo’s lead slightly later.
However, Barca lower the deficit via Lewandowski, who latched directly to a free ball within the field and drilled it into the online within the 83rd minute.
It proved a comfort, then again, as Rayo held directly to safe the win.
“Rayo played a great game. They deserved the win and we were not up to the task tonight,” defender Ronald Araujo informed DAZN.
“Good thing we have a good advantage in the standings and we play the next two games at home, it’s our turn to play at home.”