It is almost thirty years since Las Palmas recorded a win against the Blaugrana in the Spanish top flight.
In yesterday's fixture, Los Amarillos looked to change this piece of history by taking an early lead against Xavi's Barcelona when Munir El Haddadi tapped in a ball set up by Sandro Ramirez. Both of them former Barcelona graduates.
Barcelona's defensive problems are well documented stretching from last year. They have already conceded more goals than they conceded in the entirety of last season in the league.
Against Las Palmas, they fought on for a ninth consecutive unbeaten away run in the league. Barcelona built pressure on Las Palmas in the second half. Ferran Torres lurched on to a loose ball in the Las Palmas box and made no mistake to restore parity in the match that the Blaugrana looked unconvincing.
The substitution of Robert Lewandowski raised eyebrows with Barcelona searching for a winner. However, the substitution was not regrettable when Ilkay Gundogan turned in a penalty he had won through an error by Las Palmas' Daley Sinkgraven.
The goal narrowly snatched a win for Barcelona and spared Xavi a humiliation but also kept the champions within touching distance of leaders Real Madrid and surprise package Girona.