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Barcelona 2-2 Deportivo La Coruna

Barcelona players show their disappointment after conceding a late equaliser against Deportivo La Coruna
Barcelona's 11-game winning home run was brought to an end

Deportivo de La Coruna scored twice in the last 14 minutes to claim a dramatic draw as Barcelona's perfect home record in La Liga this season was ended.

Lionel Messi put Barcelona ahead when he curled in a first-half free-kick before Ivan Rakitic fired in the league leaders' second goal on 62 minutes.

But Deportivo hit back when the impressive Lucas Perez ran on to Miguel Cardoso's pass to slot home.

Alex Bergantinos then scored a superb equaliser in the 86th minute.

Relive the action here.

Barcelona next play in La Liga on 30 December as they fly off to Japan to compete in the Fifa Club World Cup.

This was not the send-off they would have hoped for, having also dropped points in a 1-1 draw at Valencia last weekend and drawn 1-1 at Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi scores with a free-kick for Barcelona against Deportivo La Coruna
Lionel Messi has scored five times in La Liga this season

Neymar, La Liga's top scorer with 14 goals, was missing with a groin injury but his absence did not look like it was going to be costly when Messi opened the scoring for the champions.

The Argentina international superbly steered in his 11th goal of an injury-hit season with a 30-yard free-kick, which he dipped over the defensive wall into the top corner.

And Rakitic thumped in his first league goal of the season from 25 yards.

But Luis Enrique's Barca side then switched off and were punished in an exciting finish, as sixth-placed Deportivo repeated the result they produced at the Nou Camp on the final day of last season as they avoided relegation.

Perez reduced the arrears with his 11th goal of the season as he scored for the sixth successive game and a mistake from Sergio Busquets enabled Deportivo to break late on, as midfielder Alex sprinted forward to finish superbly with a long-range strike.

Lucas Perez tweet
Lucas Perez also scored at the Nou Camp last season to set up another Deportivo de La Coruna fightback

Barca coach Luis Enrique said: "We had everything under control until the 30-minute mark of the second half.

"Deportivo had a brave strategy and it worked out for them. It isn't the result that we deserved but it shows that we have to be plugged in for all 90 minutes."

The result means Atletico Madrid will go joint top of the table with Barcelona with a home win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Elsewhere, fourth-placed Celta Vigo beat Espanyol 1-0 thanks to a goal from former Liverpool forward Iago Aspas, while Levante conceded a late goal to lose 2-1 at home to fellow strugglers Granada.

Las Palmas beat Real Betis 1-0 with a last-minute goal from Willian Jose to get off the bottom of the table and Seville beat Sporting Gijon 2-0.

Ivan Rakitic celebrates scoring for Barcelona against Deportivo de La Coruna
Ivan Rakitic scored his first league goal since getting one in Barcelona's 8-0 win at Cordoba in May
Alex Bergantinos celebrates scoring Deportivo de la Coruna's equaliser at Barcelona
Alex's goal was his first since October 2012

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 6Alves da Silva
  • 3Piqué
  • 14Mascherano
  • 18AlbaSubstituted forMathieuat 77'minutes
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forRoberto Carnicerat 72'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8Iniesta
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 19RamírezSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 15Bartra
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 21Correia
  • 23Vermaelen
  • 24Mathieu

Dep La Coruña

  • 1Lux
  • 15Sanabria RuizBooked at 72mins
  • 14Arribas
  • 12da Silva Junior
  • 3Navarro Corbacho
  • 11Moreno FuertesSubstituted forNunes Cardosoat 70'minutes
  • 4Bergantiños García
  • 19Fajr
  • 16Correia PintoBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDomínguez Lamasat 45'minutes
  • 20Rodríguez PortilloSubstituted forRomero Alconchelat 58'minutes
  • 7Pérez

Substitutes

  • 6Gracia Calmache
  • 8Medunjanin
  • 10Domínguez Lamas
  • 21Romero Alconchel
  • 23Lopo
  • 25Fernández Muñiz
  • 30Nunes Cardoso
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
65,531

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamDep La Coruña
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 2, Deportivo de La Coruña 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 2, Deportivo de La Coruña 2.

Offside, Deportivo de La Coruña. Faycal Fajr tries a through ball, but Lucas Pérez is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Cardoso (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Pérez following a fast break.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 2, Deportivo de La Coruña 2. Álex Bergantiños (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Pérez following a fast break.

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

Foul by Alejandro Arribas (Deportivo de La Coruña).

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

Foul by Juan Domínguez (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Attempt missed. Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Cardoso (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Offside, Deportivo de La Coruña. Álex Bergantiños tries a through ball, but Cardoso is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Cardoso (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luis Alberto.

Attempt saved. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 2, Deportivo de La Coruña 1. Lucas Pérez (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cardoso.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Jeremy Mathieu replaces Jordi Alba.

Foul by Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona).

Alejandro Arribas (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Deportivo de La Coruña. Cardoso tries a through ball, but Lucas Pérez is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Cardoso (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Domínguez.

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Ivan Rakitic.

Booking

Laure (Deportivo de La Coruña) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Laure (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Attempt missed. Cardoso (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Cardoso replaces Juanfran.

Attempt missed. Luis Alberto (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Faycal Fajr.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Munir El Haddadi replaces Sandro Ramírez.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 2, Deportivo de La Coruña 0. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Dani Alves (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Navarro (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic following a corner.

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