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Barcelona suffer first Liga defeat of season

Published on Jan 20, 2013 5:51 AM
Real Sociedad's Uruguayan midfielder Gonzalo Castro (2nd R) shoots against Barcelona's defence during the Spanish league football match Real Sociedad vs Barcelona at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, on Jan. 19, 2013. Real Sociedad won 3-2. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - An injury-time strike from substitute Imanol Agirretxe condemned 10-man Barcelona to a 3-2 defeat at Real Sociedad on Saturday, their first of a record-breaking La Liga season.

Lionel Messi scored in a 10th consecutive game for a landmark second time, putting Barca ahead after six minutes with Pedro Rodriguez doubling the lead.

But Chory Castro pulled a goal back before the break and then got his second after 63 minutes.

With Gerard Pique off the field after receiving a red card, Agirretxe got the winner in the 91st minute.

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