Sporting Gijon 1-1 Barcelona – Match Highlights

Barcelona’s record run of 16 straight Liga victories fizzled to a frustrating end when the leaders had to fight from a goal down to rescue a 1-1 draw at Sporting Gijon.

Poor defending from Gerard Pique and Gabriel Milito let Gijon striker David Barral in to score in the 16th minute at El Molinon before David Villa equalised against his former club with an exquisite chip 10 minutes from time.

The champions spent almost the entire match in the Gijon half but were thwarted time and again by the home side’s resolute defence and not even World Player of the Year and joint La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi could find a way through.

The draw gives second-placed Real Madrid a chance to cut Barca’s lead to five points with a win at Espanyol on Sunday.

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