With Lionel Messi nursing his ankle in the stands, Barcelona fell further behind in the La Liga standings on Tuesday after ceding its first-ever point to Eibar at Camp Nou.

Halftime substitute Ousmane Dembele salvaged Barcelona a 1-1 draw when he scored in the 67th. That canceled out Kike García’s opener 10 minutes earlier after a ball-control blunder by center back Ronald Araújo.

A second consecutive home draw meant Ronald Koeman’s side slipped into sixth place after Sevilla moved into fourth with a 2-0 win over Villarreal, which fell into fifth.

Front-runners Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid are seven points clear of Barcelona before they play matches on Wednesday.

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