Five-time European champions Barcelona conceded a late goal to Antonio Puertasas they were denied an important La Ligawin in their battle to finish the season in the Champions League places. Only a top-four spot will guarantee Champions League football next season.
After a goalless first half, Dutch striker Luuk De Jong was rewarded for his industry since the start of the game when he scored the opener in the colours of Barcelona on 57 minutes off the cross from Brazilian defender Dani Alves who was making his second La Liga debut for Barcelona. The veteran right-back signed as a free agent for the Catalan giants towards the end of lastyear but was not allowed to play until this month due to the rules in Spanish football. He has returned to Barcelona on an 18-month contract until next summer.