Barcelona player ratings vs Almeria: Robert Lewandowski and Gavi FLOP as embarrassing defeat opens title-race door for Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski failed to make and impact while Gavi didn't create much as Barcelona suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to 19th-placed Almeria to allow Real Madrid back into La Liga's title race.
Almeria took the lead against the run of play, with El Bilal Toure lashing a shot in off the bar after running through on goal.
Barca pushed for an equaliser before half time, but failed to carve out a clear opening against a dogged Almeria back line.
The Blaugrana looked void of ideas after the break and lacked movement in the final third — with Robert Lewandowski often caught static.
Madrid are still seven points behind Xavi's league-leaders, but the door is back open after it looked like it might be about to shut on the defending champions.
GOAL rates Barcelona's players from Estadio Mediterraneo...