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    Lafita's stoppage-time equalizer gives Getafe a draw with Barcelona

    May 4, 2014
    FC Barcelona's Adriano dribbles away from Getafe's Pablo Sarabia at the Camp Nou. AP

    BARCELONA conceded a second goal to Getafe's Angel Lafita in second-half stoppage time for a 2-2 draw at home on Saturday, dealing a major blow to its hopes of retaining the Spanish league title.

    Lionel Messi volleyed in Dani Alves' pass in the 23rd for his 41st goal this season, only for Lafita to tie it. Substitute Cesc Fabregas set up Alexis Sanchez's goal in the 67th.

    Atletico Madrid (28-3-4), seeking its first league title since 1995, has a three-point lead going into its game Sunday at Levante. Real Madrid (26-4-4), which is three points behind Barcelona, hosts Valencia on Sunday.

    Meanwhile, Guingamp beat Rennes 2-0 at Stade de France with French President Francois Hollande looking on and won the French Cup for the second time. It defeated Rennes by 2-1 in the 2009 final.

    Defender Jonathan Martins Pereira scored in the 37th minute with a volley, and Mustapha Yatabare headed in his 19th goal of the season in the 46th.

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    FC Barcelona's Adriano dribbles away from Getafe's Pablo Sarabia at the Camp Nou. AP
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