Nigeria’s Ramon Azeez scores as Granada stun Barcelona….

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Promoted Granada stunned champions Barcelona 2:0 at home to move top of La Liga. Nigeria forward Ramon Azeez headed in at the back post with less than two minutes played.

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde introduced Lionel Messi and Ansu Fati at half-time, but Alvaro Vadillo added the hosts’ second from the penalty spot after Arturo Vidal handled in the area. The result condemns Barcelona to their worst league start for 25 years and leaves them in seventh, three points behind surprise leaders Granada. Barca coach, Valverde made four changes to the side that unconvincingly drew 0-0 with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, as a returning Messi started on the bench once more.┬áSummer signing Junior Firpo was handed a first start after Jordi Alba picked up an injury in midweek, but it was his defensive slip that led to Granada taking the lead after just one minute and five seconds.┬áThe early advantage proved no fluke, as the hosts pressed on and could have added to their advantage before the interval.

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