Spanish La Liga
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Osasuna 0-0 Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas

Barcelona dropped points for the first time this season as they were held to a goalless draw by lowly Osasuna.

The champions saw their 13-match winning run in the league come to a frustrating end in Pamplona as they failed to score in La Liga for the first time since January 2012.

Andres Iniesta and Marc Bartra passed up chances in a scrappy opening period.

Cesc Fabregas drove over with the best opportunity of the second half as Osasuna held on for a draw.

It was the first time in 65 games stretching back to the goalless draw at Villarreal 18 months ago that Barcelona have been shut out in La Liga.

With captain Carles Puyol back after seven months out with a knee injury, Iniesta failed to test Andres Fernandez with a drive and Bartra headed over from a corner.

After the interval, Fabregas was picked out by an incisive pass from Neymar but his shot was easily gathered by Fernandez and the former Arsenal man also thumped over after he was played through by Xavi.

Even the introduction of Lionel Messi, who has been out since 28 September with a thigh injury, as a substitute midway through the second half failed to inspire a breakthrough.

However, the point was enough to move Barcelona clear at the top of the table as Atletico Madrid's winning start to the season was also ended in a 1-0 defeat at Espanyol.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois's own goal 10 minutes after the break handed Espanyol the points to leave Atletico a point adrift of Barca in second place.

Line-ups

Osasuna

  • 13Fernández
  • 2BertránBooked at 77mins
  • 24Damiá
  • 20Silva
  • 22Loties
  • 14Arribas
  • 11González MartínezSubstituted forOmwuat 6'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Ortiz Toribio
  • 19Riera MagemSubstituted forPuñalat 68'minutes
  • 8de las CuevasSubstituted forSanjurjo Matéat 81'minutes
  • 21TorresBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Riesgo
  • 3Oriol
  • 4Flaño
  • 10Puñal
  • 15Sanjurjo Maté
  • 17Núñez Portelli
  • 18Omwu

Barcelona

  • 1Valdés
  • 2Montoya
  • 21AdrianoBooked at 84mins
  • 16Busquets
  • 15Bartra
  • 5Puyol
  • 6XaviSubstituted forMessiat 68'minutes
  • 8Iniesta
  • 4FábregasBooked at 32mins
  • 7PedroSubstituted forTelloat 76'minutes
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 10Messi
  • 12dos Santos
  • 13Pinto Colorado
  • 14Mascherano
  • 17Song
  • 20Tello
  • 24Sergi
Referee:
Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Attendance:
16,123

Match Stats

Home TeamOsasunaAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Osasuna 0, Barcelona 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Osasuna 0, Barcelona 0.

Hand ball by Cristian Tello (Barcelona).

Booking

Manuel Omwu (Osasuna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Manuel Omwu (Osasuna).

Booking

Roberto Torres (Osasuna) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

Attempt blocked. Adriano (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Roberto Torres.

Booking

Adriano (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

Francisco Puñal (Osasuna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Carles Puyol (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oier (Osasuna).

Substitution

Substitution, Osasuna. Oier replaces Miguel Ángel de las Cuevas.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Booking

Marc Bertrán (Osasuna) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Bertrán (Osasuna).

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

Roberto Torres (Osasuna) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Cristian Tello replaces Pedro.

Attempt blocked. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Marc Bertrán.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Francisco Puñal (Osasuna).

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Francisco Silva (Osasuna).

Attempt missed. Adriano (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Alejandro Arribas (Osasuna).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Lionel Messi replaces Xavi.

Substitution

Substitution, Osasuna. Francisco Puñal replaces Oriol Riera.

Attempt missed. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Roberto Torres.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marc Bertrán (Osasuna).

Attempt missed. Francisco Silva (Osasuna) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Miguel Ángel de las Cuevas.

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