Barcelona’s poor run domestically continued on Sunday, after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia.
The hosts took an early lead at the Mestalla, after defender Ezequiel Garay prodded home from close range.
Lionel Messi equalized for the Spanish champions in the 23rd minute.
It was his 11th goal in 10 games this season.
The draw stretched Barca’s winless run in Spain’s top flight to four games and saw them surrender first place to Sevilla in a highly competitive campaign, in which the leading six teams are separated by only two points.
Sevilla are top on 16 points while Barca have 15 like Atletico Madrid, but are second because to a better goal difference.