Barcelona Forced to Draw with struggling Eibar

Barcelona Draw with Struggling Eibar

Lionel Messi was in the bench throughout 90 minutes as Barcelona were held to 1-1 draw with struggling Eibar. The absence of the injured Lionel Messi was felt in the game.

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Martin Braithwaite missed a penalty in the first half before Eibar stunned their hosts by taking a 57th-minute lead through striker Kike Garcia. Barcelona sub-Ousmane Dembele equalised 10 minutes later, steering in a first-time shot.

Braithwaite had a chance to win it for the hosts but bundled wide from close range. Messi, who is recovering from an ankle problem, watched the game from the stands, having arrived back from Argentina earlier on Tuesday.

The point leaves Barca sixth in La Liga while Eibar is 14th, two points clear of the relegation zone.

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