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Barcelona failed to maximize their lead as they lost to Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano held on to their one goal lead against Barcelona and took a narrow 1-0 victory at the Camp Nou.

This win for Rayo Vallecano means Barcelona have lost their last three games at the Camp Nou. Rayo had a bright start to the game. The visitors scored an early goal when Palazon’s through ball met Alvaro Garcia. 

FC Barcelona struggled throughout the first half and failed to find rhythm. However, Barcelona had a few chances to equalise in the first half through Dembele and Gavi.

Later in the second half, Barcelona had more control of the game. They had many chances to score, but they were denied by Vallecano’s goalkeeper. 

There was 15 minutes of additional time given to Barcelona. They went close to scoring but didn’t manage to find the net against a well organised Rayo Vallecano defense.

This defeat against Rayo Vallecano means Barca sits in second place with the same points as Sevilla.

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