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Barcelona vs Celta de Vigo Live Score and Commentary

Barcelona
FT
5 - 0
Celta de Vigo
L. Messi 24'
Neymar 40'
I. Rakitić 57'
S. Umtiti 61'
L. Messi 64'
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That was a brilliant display of supreme football from Barcelona and it was a pleasure to bring you all the action live from Camp Nou. This is Shaurya Vineet signing off, until next time.
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Barcelona will have to come up with a similar performance - or even better - against PSG next week as they look to overhaul a 4-0 deficit. Will Messi be able to do the impossible - as he so often has in the past 12 years.
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Suarez and Messi both hit the post in the first-half before the Argentine decided enough is enough. He scored an absolute insane goal to break the deadlock before a sublime assist for Neymar who beat the keeper with an audacious chip. The second half started the way the first half ended. Rakitic fired home to make it 3 before Messi set it up on a plate for Umtiti to make it 4. He again went on a crazy run to make it 5-0 - making it 2 goals and 2 assists for the night. 
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Barcelona go top of La Liga with that thumping win, they have a 1-point lead over Real Madrid albeit the Santiago Bernabeu outfit have a game in hand.
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That is it. That is the end of the game and with that, sadly, the Messi show also comes to an end.
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90+3' PEEP PEEP PEEP! Full-Time: Barcelona 5-0 Celta Vigo
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Barcelona look to be on a mission to get Suarez that goal, they have 3 more minutes to do it as the 4th official holds the board up.
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89' It is Messi again who makes his way into the Celta box and controls an uncontrollable ball before trying to set Suarez up he manages to set up Denis Suarez instead, whose header is saved by Alvarez. 
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87' Barca are happy to keep hold of possession here. The occasional run by Messi or Suarez aside.
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84' Messi and Barcelona have eased down a bit but you can still expect a goal or two more here.
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81' Iago Aspas has two chances within the space of a minute but he fails to test Ter Stegen on either occasion. The former Manchester City man should have done better.
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78' After the Messi-Neymar one-twos it is time for some Messi-Suarez one-twos but the Uruguayan is offside and the Barca players look puzzled.
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75' Things have quietened a bit here at the Camp Nou. And as I was typing that Messi goes on yet another run but he was predetermined to square it for Suarez and the defender read it cut it off.
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Barcelona need a similar scoreline against PSG in the Champions League. But without any disrespect to Celta, the French outfit are a much bigger test.
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70' Substitution: And Barca make the final change. Enrique has decided to rest Neymar and Denis Suarez comes on to replace him.
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69' Substitution: Diaz comes on to replace Wass.
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67' Substitution: Serbi Roberto is taken off for Andres Iniesta. This can get embarrassing for the away side.
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It is the Lionel Messi show here. He doesn't need an assist. Rafinha passes the ball to him on the right, he goes forward before cutting in. He dropped his shoulder again, got past a defender before placing it between Roncaglia's legs and past a stranded Alvarez. UNSTOPPABLE!
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64' GOAAAAALLLL!!!!! MESSI MAKES IT 5-0. He is unstoppable. Celta are all over the place here.
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Alba releases Messi down the left who cuts inside and darts towards the box before squaring the ball for Umtiti and Pique inside the box. The Frenchman gets on the end of it to guide it beyond Alvarez and out the game to bed.
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61' GOALLLL!!! Umtiti makes it 4-0. Game over certainly.
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61' Substitution: And as I say that, Enrique withdraws Busquets for Mascherano.
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Expect Enrique to take out one of Messi, Suarez and Neymar with the game against PSG in mind. Who will it be?
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There were suspicions of offside there but it was all Messi and Neymar in the build up. The Argentine lays it off for Neymar who cuts back before finding Messi once again. The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner finds the run of Rafinha who couldn't control it and the ball falls to Rakitic who taps it. The Celta furious are furious as they clearly feel Rakitic was offside. Indeed he was offside and that is a poor decision from the officials. Celta will feel hard done here.
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57' GOAAALLL!!!! Ivan Rakitic makes it 3-0.
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SUBSTITUTION: Celta make the first change of the game as Sisto comes on to replace Bongonda.
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53' Celta look to be caught in two minds. Whether to go all out in search of a goal or stop Barca from scoring another.
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50' SERGI ROBERTO SHOULD HAVE HAD A GOAL FOR THAT RUN. The right-back has the ball in his half and he darts through the Celta midfield without any opposition and Alvarez does well to come out and deflect it.  None of the players from the away side looked to tackle the Spaniard.
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49' Yellow Card: Sergi Gomez is booked after a late lunge on Neymar.
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46' Celta have an early free-kick in a dangerous position but fail to threaten the home side from it.
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46' And we are underway in the second-half.
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The players are making their way out on the ground for the second half. Will it be a similar case as the first half.
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Barcelona are cruising here, they could have scored a couple more. Lionel Messi has been sensational and his link-up with Neymar has been telepathic as well as beautiful to watch. After Suarez and Messi were denied by the post, the Argentine decided to take the post and the Celta players out of the equation as he went on a magical run before beating Alvarez with aplomb. Neymar's dink was just the icing on the cake.
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45' Half-time: Barcelona 2-0 Celta Vigo
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Stat Attack: Lionel Messi has scored 37 goals in his 37 games for Barcelona this season in all competitions. (Source: Opta)
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One of the smoothest goal that you can score. It was smooth as a hot knife slicing through butter. Rakitic passes the ball to Messi - who looks unstoppable at the moment - he threads an inch-perfect through ball in the path of Neymar, completely taking the Celta defence out of the game, the Brazilian just chips it over an onrushing Alvarez from about 7 yards. BEAUTY!
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40' GOAAAL!!!! Neymar makes it 2-0! \
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37' Barcelona have a free-kick in Messi territory. Someone one's said - the whole pitch is Messi's territory - so just to be precise it was about 25 yards from goal on the right, the Argentine stands over it but his effort is over.
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35' Rafinha is released down the right by an excellent through ball form Rakitic, the Brazilian cuts in but instead of laying it off for Messi, he takes on Alvarez but his shot is tame and saved easily.
Denis Suárez
Neymar
70'
68'
M. Díaz
D. Wass
Iniesta
Sergi Roberto
67'
L. Messi
64'
62'
Jozabed
J. Guidetti
J. Mascherano
Sergio Busquets
61'
S. Umtiti
assist: L. Messi
61'
I. Rakitić
assist: Rafinha
57'
51'
P. Sisto
T. Bongonda
49'
Sergi Gómez
Neymar
assist: L. Messi
40'
38'
N. Radoja
36'
G. Cabral
L. Messi
assist: Sergio Busquets
24'
Sergio Busquets
20'
Match time Sun, 05 Mar 2017, 01:15 AM
Celta de Vigo (4-2-3-1)
Manuel Eduardo Berizzo (Manager)
1
M. ter Stegen
18
Jordi Alba
23
S. Umtiti
3
Piqué
4
I. Rakitić
5
Sergio Busquets
20
Sergi Roberto
12
Rafinha
11
Neymar
9
L. Suárez
10
L. Messi
1
Sergio Álvarez
19
Jonny Castro
20
Sergi Gómez
22
G. Cabral
24
F. Roncaglia
6
N. Radoja
18
D. Wass
7
T. Bongonda
10
Iago Aspas
2
Hugo Mallo
9
J. Guidetti
Celta de Vigo (4-2-3-1)
Manuel Eduardo Berizzo (Manager)
Barcelona Subs
17
Paco Alcácer
13
J. Cillessen
19
L. Digne
8
Iniesta
14
J. Mascherano
6
Denis Suárez
7
A. Turan
Celta de Vigo Subs
12
C. Beauvue
5
M. Díaz
21
Planas
25
G. Rossi
11
P. Sisto
16
Jozabed
27
Iván Villar
64% POSSESSION 36%
19 SHOTS 7
9 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
10 FOULS 16
10 CORNERS 1
3 OFFSIDES 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
2 SAVES 4
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Barcelona 16 13 3 0 35 42
2 Atlético Madrid 16 10 6 0 18 36
3 Valencia 16 10 4 2 20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 9 4 2 19 31
5 Sevilla 16 9 2 5 0 29
6 Villarreal 16 7 3 6 3 24
7 Girona 16 6 5 5 -2 23
8 Eibar 16 6 3 7 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 5 5 6 4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 5 5 6 0 20
11 Leganés 15 6 2 7 -2 20
12 Celta de Vigo 16 5 3 8 3 18
13 Athletic Club 16 4 6 6 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 5 3 7 -6 18
15 Levante UD 16 3 8 5 -7 17
16 Espanyol 16 4 5 7 -8 17
17 Deportivo La Coruña 16 4 3 9 -13 15
18 Deportivo Alavés 16 4 0 12 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 3 2 10 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 16 3 2 11 -23 11
Updated: Mar 05, 2017 03:14 AM | Published: Mar 05, 2017 02:23 AM