20 Jan 2013

Barca suffer their first La Liga defeat

4:01 pm on 20 January 2013

Barcelona have suffered their first defeat in the Spanish footbal's La Liga this season, going down 3-2 at Real Sociedad.

Barca's record-breaking start to the first half of the campaign, when they won 18 out of 19 games and only dropped two points in a 2-all draw at home to Real Madrid, had many pundits already proclaiming them league champions.

The Catalans still have an 11-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid and an 18-point advantage over stuttering champions Real, who both play their games in hand tomorrow.