Spanish La Liga review

Xavi strike edges Barca past Granada

September 22, 2012
A stunning 87th-minute goal from substitute Xavi set Barcelona on their way to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Granada at the Nou Camp.

• European gallery

The Catalan giants had looked to be on the verge of dropping their first points under new coach Tito Vilanova as the visitors defended resolutely and looked dangerous on the counter-attack.

But Xavi, a 53rd-minute replacement for Thiago Alcantara, finally broke the deadlock with a sublime goal three minutes ...

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