Barcelona’s five-game winning streak in La Liga ended with a 2-2 draw at Mallorca on Tuesday night. They twice came from behind to salvage the point, but are now in danger of losing top spot when the remaining midweek games are played.
Mallorca, who squandered a few good chances on counterattacks, has just one win so far and are 15th with six points.
Barcelona coach Xavi said that his team conceded two goals after defensive mistakes and that they can’t allow that to happen. He also said that it’s a shame that they lost two points because of these mistakes.
Mallorca’s Mexican coach Javier Aguirre said that the result was fair and that they are satisfied. He also said that a victory would have been too much for them today.
The hosts opened the scoring through Vedat Muriqi in the eighth minute before Raphinha equalised in the 41st. Abdon Prats put Mallorca ahead again just before halftime and Fermin Lopez sealed the draw in the 75th with what was his first league goal for the Catalan club.
Barcelona had a penalty kick awarded in the 66th minute, but the decision was reversed after video review.
Elsewhere, Sevilla scored twice in the first 10 minutes and went on to rout Almeria 5-1 for their second league win of the season.
Youssef En-Nesyri netted in the seventh minute and Dodi Lukebakio in the eighth, then Suso added another in the 38th before Erik Lamela and Kike Salas closed the scoring in the second half.
It was the fifth loss for Almeria, who remain bottom and the only team yet to win a match.