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Barcelona came back from two goals down to rescue a point against Granada as the two teams played out a 2-2 draw at Los Carmenes.

The reigning La Liga champions made a disastrous start to the game and were behind within a minute after kickoff as Bryan Zaragoza handed the home team the lead.

The young winger would then go on to double Granada’s advantage around the half-hour mark, leaving Barça reeling.

But the Catalans fought back hard and pulled a goal back on the cusp of half-time through Lamine Yamal before substitute Sergi Roberto levelled things in the second period.

Joao Felix seemed to have won it late in stoppage time for the Blaugrana, but his goal was chalked off by VAR in a contentious call that did not go down well with Xavi Hernandez.

The result means that Xavi is winless (D1 L1) in his two games against Granada in La Liga as Barcelona manager. Only against Rayo Vallecano has he managed more games in this competition without a win (G3, D1 L2).

Barça made an absolutely disastrous start to the season as they conceded the opening goal of the game just 17 seconds after kickoff.

It is the earliest goal Barcelona have conceded in La Liga in the 21st Century, beating one by Karim Benzema in 2011 (21 seconds).

With the two goals that they let in last night, Barcelona have now conceded ten goals in nine matches in La Liga this season. It took them 31 matches to let in as many goals in the previous campaign.

Despite the result, Sunday night was a memorable occasion for Barcelona wonderkid Lamine Yamal as he scored his first-ever senior goal for the club.

In the process, Yamal became the youngest player to score a goal in the history of La Liga at 16 years and 87 days, surpassing Fabrice Olinga (16y 98d).

It also meant that Yamal has topped Ansu Fati (16y 304d) to become the youngest goalscorer for Barcelona in La Liga.

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