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Celta de Vigo vs Barcelona Live Score and Commentary

Celta de Vigo
FT
4 - 3
Barcelona
P. Sisto 22'
Iago Aspas 31'
J. Mathieu (OG) 33'
P. Hernández 77'
58' Piqué
64' Neymar (P)
87' Piqué
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Phew!! That was some finale to the weekend, eh? Slapstick defending, comical goalkeeping, great goals - the game had everything. Barcelona were the antithesis of their usual selves - blunt up top, weak in the middle, and most dangerous when balls were being flung into the box. It really is incredible how poor they look without the effervescent threat of Leo Messi.After Real Madrid slipped up against Eibar, Barca let the advantage slip right through their hands.Celta were brilliant in attack, strong in attack, and did just about enough in defence. While there were many stand out performances from the men in sky blue, Iago Aspas was the man of the match for me - his tireless running, dogged determination and clinical finishing really made their mark on the game. That's a great result for Eduardo Berizzo's men, Luis Enrique's lads, though, have quite a lot to ponder.It was an absolute hoot covering this match with you guys! This is Anirudh Menon signing out, thank you for reading!!Goodnight! 

Phew!! That was some finale to the weekend, eh? 

Slapstick defending, comical goalkeeping, great goals - the game had everything. Barcelona were the antithesis of their usual selves - blunt up top, weak in the middle, and most dangerous when balls were being flung into the box. It really is incredible how poor they look without the effervescent threat of Leo Messi.

After Real Madrid slipped up against Eibar, Barca let the advantage slip right through their hands.

Celta were brilliant in attack, strong in attack, and did just about enough in defence. While there were many stand out performances from the men in sky blue, Iago Aspas was the man of the match for me - his tireless running, dogged determination and clinical finishing really made their mark on the game. 

That's a great result for Eduardo Berizzo's men, Luis Enrique's lads, though, have quite a lot to ponder.

It was an absolute hoot covering this match with you guys!

 This is Anirudh Menon signing out, thank you for reading!!

Goodnight! 

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PEEP!! PEEP!!! THAT IS IT!!!!

CELTA VIGO 4-3 BARCELONA


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93' Hernandez gets the ball at the edge of the box, and attempts a snapshot. It's weak and dribbles into Ter Stegen's hands. At the other end a promising Barca attack (made promising by some comical defending by Mallo) ends when Suarez is penalised for a foul

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93' Guidetti wins a freekick. Celta Vigo ARE NOT in a hurry to take this

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92' OOOOOO PIQUE!!!! Barca's chief attacking threat outjumps Radoja, but glances his header wide!!

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91' Celta are keeping all eleven behind the ball now, as they try to hold on!

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FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON!!

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89' Suarez is furious with the referee. Sergio Alvarez, the Celta keeper, has gone down holding his leg in pain; and the Uruguayan has little sympathy.

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.... CHANCE FOR NEYMAR!!!! HE HEADS WIDE FROM SIX YARDS!!!

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88' Neymar tries to float his way down the Barca left, but he's bullied off. The ball is then played between Turan and Suarez before Turan plays the ball in....

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87' SUBSTITUTION - The utterly exceptional Aspas OFF, Guidetti ON

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87' YELLOW for Suarez, for some vociferous dissent

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That was something. Pique lays the ball off to Turan and runs into the box. He is right there at the far post to head home unopposed!

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86'  GOAAAAAL!!!! PIQUE!!!! IT'S 4-3!!!

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85' It's headed clear, but Sergi Roberto loses his footing, but Pique wins the ball back and...

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85' Barca continue to probe, and now win a corner

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84' As if stung by that criticism (why not!), Suarez drives headlong into the Celta box. But he runs into a cul de sac and Celta have the ball back

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83' Suarez has had a horrible night, and he almost makes it even worse by giving the ball away to Diaz. Thankfully for the Uruguayan, Diaz's pass forward to Aspas is cut off

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82' SUBSTITUTION - Wass OFF, Jonny ON. Fresh legs to exploit the spaces that Barca will inevitably leave, I assume

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81' Jordi Alba OFF, Paco Alcacer ON. Now that the kitchen sink has been thrown in, Luis Enrique has decided to throw in the whole damn house at Celta. There are just three defensive minded Barca players on the pitch now

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They've shown the goal again, and you've got to feel for Ter Stegen. He didn't even see Hernandez closing him down!! 

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79' OOOOO CHANCE FOR ASPAS!!!! The forward runs clear of goal, and hurdles Mathieu's half-hearted slide tackle. Ter Stegen does really well to make himself big, and block Aspas' attempted dink!

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78' That's knocked the wind out of the Barca sails. The Galician crowd has found its voice again! 

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THAT WAS HORRENDOUS FROM TER STEGEN. The German receives the ball from Alba, and as he attempts to return the pass, the ball smashes into Hernandez's face and rolls into the empty net. THAT WAS SO VERY POOR FROM TER STEGEN!!!

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76' OH MY GOD! GOAAAAAAL!!!! HERNANDEZ!!!

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75' SUBSTITUTION - Sergio Busquets OFF, Denis Suarez ON. The kitchen sink has well and truly been thrown.

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73' Hernandez attempts to lay the ball off to Aspas, but the little Spaniard is still feeling the effects of that Pique challenge, and he's late to react. Cue another spell of Barca possession

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72' Sisto and Roncaglia crowd Sergio Roberto off the ball, and then Pique comes careening into Aspas. YELLOW for the Catalan for that

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71' Iniesta toys with the Celta defence before raking a crossfield ball to Sergi Roberto. The right back's pass to Turan isn't the best, and the Turk concedes a free-kick to end that move

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70' Iniesta, Gomes and Pique are the chief attacking weapons now for Barca - make of that what you will. 

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69' Great covering from Sisto prevents Turan from breaking free, and finally win a goal kick. 

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68' Diaz twists this way and that, and he works Celta out of trouble by winning a throw in within Barca's half. Barca get the ball back when Hernandez sends one into the Atlantic

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67' OOOOO BARCA HAVE WELL AND TRULY AMPED IT UP! Neymar slips at the crucial moment and a chance goes begging

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66' Celta on the attack here, Diaz plays in Sisto... but SIsto's shot is straight at Ter Stegen

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65'  Celta are punting it long now in an attempt to relieve the incessant Barcelona pressure. Pique brings it right back in, but Turan concedes a goal kick and the Galicians gain a breather

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The momentum is well and truly on Barca's side here!

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A little stutter, a pause, and Neymar sends Sergio the wrong way. GAME ON!!!

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63' GOAAAAAAALL!!! NEYMAR!!!

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Hugo Mallo is yellow-carded as he is adjudged to have tripped Andre Gomes in the box. That was clumsy from the Celta captain

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62' PENALTY FOR BARCA!!!

J. Guidetti
Iago Aspas
88'
88'
L. Suárez
87'
Piqué
assist: Denis Suárez
Jonny Castro
D. Wass
83'
81'
Paco Alcácer
Jordi Alba
P. Hernández
77'
76'
Denis Suárez
Busquets
74'
Piqué
64'
Neymar, Penalty
M. Díaz
T. Bongonda
63'
Hugo Mallo
63'
58'
Piqué
assist: Iniesta
46'
Iniesta
Rafinha
45'
Busquets
J. Mathieu (Own Goal)
33'
Iago Aspas
31'
P. Sisto
assist: Iago Aspas
22'
Match time Mon, 03 Oct 2016, 12:15 AM
Barcelona (4-3-3)
Luis Enrique Martínez García (Manager)
1
Sergio Álvarez
24
F. Roncaglia
22
G. Cabral
20
Sergi Gómez
2
Hugo Mallo
18
D. Wass
6
N. Radoja
7
T. Bongonda
8
P. Hernández
11
P. Sisto
10
Iago Aspas
1
M. ter Stegen
18
Jordi Alba
24
J. Mathieu
3
Piqué
20
Sergi Roberto
7
A. Turan
5
Busquets
21
André Gomes
11
Neymar
9
L. Suárez
12
Rafinha
Barcelona (4-3-3)
Luis Enrique Martínez García (Manager)
Celta de Vigo Subs
13
Rubén Blanco
19
Jonny Castro
28
Pape Diop
5
M. Díaz
9
J. Guidetti
25
G. Rossi
23
Josep Señé
Barcelona Subs
17
Paco Alcácer
13
J. Cillessen
19
L. Digne
8
Iniesta
14
J. Mascherano
4
I. Rakitić
6
Denis Suárez
35% POSSESSION 65%
14 SHOTS 13
9 SHOTS ON GOAL 4
16 FOULS 11
3 CORNERS 6
0 OFFSIDES 2
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
1 SAVES 6
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group
1 Barcelona 9 8 1 0 23 25
2 Valencia 9 6 3 0 15 21
3 Real Madrid 8 5 2 1 8 17
4 Atlético Madrid 8 4 4 0 8 16
5 Real Betis 9 5 1 3 2 16
6 Sevilla 9 5 1 3 1 16
7 Leganés 8 4 2 2 4 14
8 Real Sociedad 8 4 1 3 2 13
9 Villarreal 8 4 1 3 1 13
10 Celta de Vigo 8 3 2 3 5 11
11 Athletic Club 8 3 2 3 1 11
12 Levante UD 9 2 5 2 -2 11
13 Getafe 9 2 3 4 1 9
14 Espanyol 8 2 3 3 -4 9
15 Deportivo La Coruña 8 2 2 4 -7 8
16 Eibar 8 2 1 5 -14 7
17 Girona 8 1 3 4 -6 6
18 Las Palmas 8 2 0 6 -11 6
19 Deportivo Alavés 9 1 0 8 -11 3
20 Málaga 9 0 1 8 -16 1
Updated: Oct 03, 2016 02:16 AM | Published: Oct 02, 2016 21:59 PM