Two goals in as many minutes from Xavi and Cesc Fabregas put Barca 2-0 up inside the opening quarter-hour and they appeared to be cruising, but Imanol Agirretxe’s header changed all that and Antoine Griezmann netted a bizarre equaliser – making good on his pre-match promise to prove his commitment to the club after the collapse of his longed-for summer move to Atletico Madrid.
Barca also saw new signing Alexis Sanchez forced off by injury shortly after the half-hour mark.
10′ [0 – 1] X. Hernandez
12′ [0 – 2] C. Fabregas
59′ [1 – 2] I. Agirretxe
61′ [2 – 2] A. Griezmann