Valladolid dent Barca’s title hopes

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Updated: March 9, 2014

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Valladolid handed Real Madrid the initiative in the battle for the La Liga title when they spectacularly defeated Barcelona 1-0 in one of the upsets of the Spanish season.

The hosts came into the match rooted firmly in the relegation battle however a 17th minute goal by Fausto Rossi stunned the Catalan Giants and proved enough to secure the points as Barca couldn’t find a way to penetrate the Valladolid defence.

The result sees Valladolid move out of the relegation spots while Barcelona drop into 3rd place a point behind Athletico after they secured a 2-0 win over Celta Viga and Real Madrid who can go 4 points clear of their rivals if they beat Levante today.