Brazilian veteran, Dani Alves, who was making his LL debut for Barça for the second time in his career, was looking dangerous down the right-wing, and produced some nice link-up play with his young teammates. Neither side was able to find the breakthrough in the first half though.
The first few minutes of the second half were the eventful as Èric Garcia was forced off the pitch due to an injury and was replaced by Clément Lenglet and moments later, Alves rolled back the years, sending a magnificent cross into the box, straight onto de Jong’s head, and the Dutch striker made no mistake as he powered it home to score for the second league game in a row.
After the goal, Granada pushed forward to get a much needed equaliser, but the experienced Barcelona defence stood firm, blocking any chances. The game took a major turn in the 80th minute however, as Gavi was sent off for a second yellow card, and this proved to change the game as Granada piled on the pressure, and it paid off in the 89th minute as Puertas got the late equaliser, after the visitors failed to clear a corner, he pounced on a loose ball to power the ball into the top corner, and snatch a point.
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