The fans at the Camp Nou were left disappointed as the first Spanish league game of the season played at the stadium ended in a 1-1 draw between FC Barcelona and Racing Santander last night.

Barça had the possession, attacked tirelessly from both sides of the field and created a good number of chances, especially in the second half. However, their lack of clinical finishing made them pay when Racing got the equalizing goal after 77 minutes in the visiting side’s first scoring opportunity in the game. Lionel Messi, who started the match on the bench and was brought on in the second half, had scored the opening goal in the 70th minute through a penalty. The Argentinian star’s presence on the pitch increased the speed and danger of his side’s attacks.

After this result, Pep Guardiola’s team has only got one point from two games, which is the club’s worst start to a domestic league season since 1973. Next up the Camp Nou will see Barça’s Champions League debut against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.