Feb 16, 2013 at 7pm UK at ​Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes
Granada
1-2
Barcelona
Ighalo (26')
Siqueira (34'), Nyom (69')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Messi (50', 73')
Alcantara (88')

Result: Barcelona come from behind to beat Granada

Barcelona come from behind to beat Granada with both goals coming from Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi has scored a second-half brace as Barcelona came from behind to beat Granada in La Liga.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Granada on February 16, 2013© PA Photos

Granada were not showing any early nerves and indeed had the first chance on 10 minutes, but Nolito's shot was saved by Victor Valdes after he had worked space at the far post.

Cesc Fabregas almost set up Messi for the equaliser, but the Argentinian could just not get a touch on the Spaniard's cushioned header.

Six minutes later the hosts took the lead and it was the lively Odion Ighalo who finished off a swift break by turning in Carlos Aranda's pass.

Barcelona started to dominate and should have been level on 39 minutes but Tono came off his line well to deny Messi.

It only took five minutes of the second half for Barca to get level and it was Messi who fired into the net from inside the box for his 300th goal for the Catalans.

On 69 minutes they came agonisingly close to taking the lead as Pedro struck the far post with a snapshot from an angle.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is congratulated by team mates after scoring his second goal against Granada on February 16, 2013© PA Photos

Four minutes later the turnaround was complete, Messi scoring a sublime free-kick from just outside the box.

After that Barca were firmly in control and Cristian Tello should have wrapped up the points but fired over when well placed.

It did not matter, however, as Barca saw out some late Granada for another three points.

Barcelona players are dejected on the pitch following a late goal and a loss against Real Sociedad on January 19, 2013
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