Goals and Highlights: Celta de Vigo 2-2 FC Barcelona in 2020 La Liga
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12:58 PMa year ago
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12:57 PMa year ago

Full Time | Celta de Vigo 2-2 Barcelona

Barcelona drops two points against a valiant Celta de Vigo side, leaving Real Madrid with a chance to go two points clear at the top of the table.
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90'+4'

Ter-Stegen saves Barcelona from defeat.

Dennis Suárez crosses the ball for Nolito at the back post. His finish is not the best and the keeper gets it out right on the goal line.

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The goal from Aspas to make it 2-2

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90'

Five minutes of added time for the match.
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89'

Aspas gets a yellow card for taking his shirt off during his goal celebration.
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88' | Celta GOOOOOOOOAL!

Iago Aspas takes a free-kick. He bends the ball on the side of the wall,  and ties the game!
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86' | Barcelona Substitution

Riqui Puig is replaced by Arthur Melo.
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82'

Braithwaite now sees the yellow card for a foul near midfield. 
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81' | Celta Substitution

Jacobo is replaced by Santi Mina.
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81' | Barcelona Substitutions

Firpo and Griezmann come on instead of Alba and Suárez.
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80'

Nolito finds a little space inside the box an shoots to the near post.

Ter Stegen makes a terrific save to keep Barcelona in front.

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78'

The game resumes after the hydration break.
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76'

The game pauses again for another cooling break.
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75'

Messi takes a free-kick, but the shot takes a deflection and we'll have a corner kick.
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73' | Celta Substitution

Nestor Araujo is replaced by Murillo.
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Suárez putting Barça back on top with this goal

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69' | Barcelona Substitution

Ansu Fati is replaced by Braithwaite.
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67' | Barcelona GOOOOOOOOAL!

Luis Suárez uses his body to turn around inside the box and sends it to the back of the net!
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65'

Aidoo makes consecutive plays to stop Ansu Fati for going through on goal.
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60'

Araujo is booked after a foul on Luis Suárez.
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59' | Celta Substitutions

Triple substitution for the home team.

Brais Méndez, Okay & Smolov are off;Bradaric, Rafinha & Nolito come on.

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Smolov's equalizer for Celta

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53'

Umtiti is shown a yellow card after a foul on Méndez.
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52'

Barcelona tries to respond right away with a chance from Messi, but the attempt is over the bar.

The Blaugranas argue for a penalty, but the referee and VAR do not award it.

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50' | Celta GOOOOOOOOOOAL!

Okay places a beautiful ball for Smolov who only needs to tap it in to equalize!
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48'

Semedo takes a shot that is too high to worry Blanco.
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47'

Celta starts the half with a good chance that is well-defended by Umtiti. The Frenchman makes a terrific sliding tackle to stop Aspas from getting into scorirng position.
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45' | Second Half Begins

We're underway with the last 45 minutes of the match.
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Half Time | Celta Vigo 0-1 Barcelona

At the break, we have Barcelona in front, thanks to a clever free-kick play from Messi and Suárez.
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45'+2'

Messi goes for goal straight from the corner kick, but Blanco punches it away before the ball could go in.
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45'

Two minutes of added time.
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45'

Fati makes a run down the left flank. Instead of crossing, he shoots, but the attempt is nowhere near the goal.
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42'

Aspas had a good chance to score as only Piqué was in front of him.

The defender does great to delay the play so Arturo Vidal could get there and support him.

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40'

Messi dribbles his way to the edge of the box.

He tries using his left to place a shot to the right-top corner, but his attempt is too high.

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36'

Messi sets up a huge chance for Ansu Fati near the penalty spot, but the Celta center-backs do great to clear it before the youngster could shoot.
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34'

Méndez sees a yellow card after a foul on Rakitic near midfield.
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33'

Vidal finds space at the edge of the box, but his attempt is off-target.
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32'

The game resumes after the hydration break.
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30'

The game is paused for a cooling break.
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29'

Barcelona has had 76% of the ball possession during the game, however, Celta has reacted well to the goal from the Catalans.
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Suárez makes the 0-1 after a great pass from Messi

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23'

Celta continues to pressure!

Méndez one-on-one with Ter Stegen. The shot takes a small deflection off the keeper and hits the post!
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22'

Smolov intercepts a pass from Ter Stegen which leaves him in a good position to score. However, Piqué makes a terrific defensive play to stop him from scoring.
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20' | Barcelona GOOOOOOOOAL!

Messi takes a free-kick. Celta defends with two players on right the goal line to stop a possible shot.

He surprises everyone and instead of shooting, he places the ball right on Suárez's head who makes it 0-1 for Barcelona.

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16'

Barcelona continues to put pressure on Celta. The home team defenders really struggling to keep them out of the danger zone.
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14'

Semedo finds space down the wing to make a run. He attempts a cross, but the defense does well to clear it.
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12'

Jordi Alba is cautioned after a raised elbow on Méndez.
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9'

Messi cuts inside trying to get a shot in, but his attempt is headed out by Jorge Saénz.
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7'

On a quick transition, Smolov finds himself inside the box and tries his luck with a shot.

The ball is deflected to a corner kick.

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6'

Corner-kick from Messi to the near post. Piqué gets there and heads it straight at the crossbar!
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3'

Barcelona takes control of the ball during the first minutes of the match. They'll look to score early.
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0' | Kick-Off

We're underway with the match!
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Both teams step onto the pitch and we're ready for the start of the match!
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Antoine Griezmann has scored eight goals against Celta.

Today he starts on the bench and will look for his first goal against this rival as a Barcelona player.

 

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Celta is just about to finish its warm-up at Balaídos. We're just 10 minutes away from kick-off!

 

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The best shooters in La Liga

Barça and Celta are first and second for shooting accuracy this season.

62% of Barça’s 301 shots have been on target, while 53% of Celta’s 215 have.

 

10:39 AMa year ago
Last time these two sides met, a Messi hat-trick lead Barcelona past RC Celta.  The final score was 4-1.

 

10:35 AMa year ago
As always Marc Andre Ter Stegen is the first one to start his warm-up for the Blaugranas. You'll see that he steps onto the pitch with his right foot first as a sign of good luck.

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Lionel Messi has not scored at Balaídos since 2013. Can he break this negative streak today with his 700th career goal?
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Barcelona's warm-up stream is LIVE

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Barcelona: Starting XI

Ter Stegen; Piqué, Umtiti, Semedo, Alba; Vidal, Puig, Rakitic; Fati, Messi, Suárez.

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Celta de Vigo: Starting XI

Rubén Blanco; Aidoo, Jorge Sáenz, Araujo; Kevin, Suárez, Jacobo, Okay, Brais Méndez; Aspas, Somolov.

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Previous Meetings

09/11/19 (La Liga) Barça 4-1 Celta
04/05/19 (La Liga) Celta 2-0 Barça 
22/12/18 (La Liga) Barça 2-0 Celta
17/04/18 (La Liga) Celta 2-2 Barça
11/01/18 (Copa del Rey) Barça 5-0 Celta
10:08 AMa year ago
FC Barcelona did the same about a half-hour ago. Here are some images of the away team leaving the hotel for the Estadio de Balaídos.

10:06 AMa year ago
The Galician side has made its arrival today's match venue following the sanitary protocols in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

 

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LIVE Coverage Begins

We're ready to bring you the most relevant actions that happen at Balaídos in the match between Celta and Barcelona.

We're an hour before kick-off. Lineups are coming soon.

2:10 AMa year ago

Barcelona: Predicted XI

Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Riqui, Rakitic, Vidal; Griezmann, Suárez y Messi.

 

2:10 AMa year ago

Celta de Vigo: Predicted XI

Rubén Blanco; Olaza, Aidoo, Murillo, Kevin Vázquez; Denis, Fran Beltrán, Bradaric, Rafinha; Aspas y Santi Mina.
2:09 AMa year ago
Quique Setién used his last press conference before the game to motivate his players to keep pursuing the title. The former Betis coach mentioned that he sees Real Madrid dropping points as something likely.

"I am still convinced (we can win the title). There are seven games to play and it is very difficult for even Madrid, like us, to win all the games.", he stated.

2:06 AMa year ago
Celta boss Óscar García, who was just renewed for two more years, said this will be a match like any other, but he did recognize Barcelona as a team of a different level.

"I prepare the match the same. Yes, it is true that the rival is different because it is very strong. They have the best in the world on their squad and they can decide the match at any moment."

2:02 AMa year ago

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1:57 AMa year ago

Celta will try to make it three in a row!

The Galician club started the post-confinement period with a defeat and a draw, but, in the last two matchdays, it has achieved two vital victories, against Alavés and against Real Sociedad at home.

Celta is in a good form to host one of the best teams in the championship, FC Barcelona, so we can hope for an interesting game.

1:55 AMa year ago

Barça needs another win!

FC Barcelona reaches the thirty-second matchday of the 2019-2020 La Liga with everything to decide.

Quique Setién's men will have to do their job against Celta de Vigo to become momentary leaders in the table and stay in the title race. They're currently tied with Real Madrid as first, but do not have an advantage in the tie-break.

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Kick-Off Time

The Celta vs Barcelona match will be played at the Estadio de Balaídos, in Vigo, Spain. The kick-off is scheduled at 11:00 am ET/ 8 am PT.

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Welcome to VAVEL

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 Competition match: Celta Vigo vs FC Barcelona! 

My name is Juan Pablo Rodriguez and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.

 

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