Reigning La Liga Champions, Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Athletic Bilbao in Saturday’s Spanish LaLiga Santandergame at the Camp Nou, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
It was the third straight league game the Catalan giants failed to win after they lost 2-1 to Leganes last Wednesday.
Athletic Bilbao took the lead through Oscar de Marcos’ first-time finish in the 41st minute
Substitute, Munir El Haddadi came to the rescue for the hosts, poking in a late equaliser from Lionel Messi’s low cross.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have now dropped seven points in a week after draw with Girona last weekend and suffering a shock defeat to Leganes on Wednesday.
Barcelona still lead the LaLiga Santander standings with 14 points from seven games but they could drop to second if Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in a derby later on Saturday (today).
Barcelona will host Tottenham Hotspur next in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League.