10-man Barcelona loses 3-2 at Real Sociedad
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -Ten-man Barcelona lost its first match of the Spanish league season on Saturday, squandering a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat at Real Sociedad and conceding an injury-time winner.
Barcelona set a league record by winning 18 games and only drawing once by the competition's midway point.
Lionel Messi scored for a 14th straight game to open for Barcelona in the seventh minute, and Pedro Rodriguez appeared to give the visitors full control in the 25th.
But Gonzalo "Chori'' Castro scored in the 41st and then equalized in the 63rd after Barcelona's Gerard Pique was dismissed for a second yellow card.
Imanol Agirretxe went on in the 84th and tapped in Carlos Martinez's last-gasp cross for the winning goal.