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Barcelona 0-1 Celta Vigo

Luis Suarez
Suarez was making his home debut for Barcelona after joining from Liverpool in the summer

Barcelona suffered their first home La Liga defeat of the season as they were beaten by Celta Vigo at the Nou Camp.

The visitors took a surprise lead in the second half when Joaquin Larrivey finished after Nolito's backheel.

Luis Enrique's Barcelona side hit the woodwork four times, with Lionel Messi and Neymar both being frustrated twice.

Luis Suarez, making his home debut, had two chances to score an equaliser but missed with a header and had an effort saved by goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez.

It means Suarez has lost in both of the competitive matches he has played for Barcelona since joining from Liverpool for £75m.

After serving a four-month suspension for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, the Uruguayan striker made his first appearance for Barcelona in their 3-1 El Clasico defeat away at Real Madrid last Saturday.

Barcelona missed out on winning La Liga by three points last season and will hope this result does not prove crucial at the end of the campaign.

Rare home pain for Barca
The last time Barcelona had failed to score in a home La Liga game was on 22 October, 2011 in a goalless draw with Sevilla

They had the majority of the chances and could have scored inside the opening 10 minutes but Neymar wasted a header and then hit the bar.

Barca's Lionel Messi, two goals away from becoming the all-time La Liga goalscorer, had three opportunities in the first half.

His first shot was punched away by Alvarez, he then rounded the goalkeeper but saw Jonny Castro deflect his shot onto the bar before the Argentine headed over from eight yards out soon after.

Larrivey put Celta Vigo ahead inside 10 minutes of the second half, one of only four shots on target they had in the whole match.

But Barcelona continued to be wasteful.

Neymar hit the bar, Suarez headed straight at Alvarez from 10 yards out and Messi clipped the upright from a free-kick as Celta Vigo held on to claim their first La Liga win at the Nou Camp.

Celta Vigo goal
Celta Vigo scored with one of only four attempts on target to win the match
Neymar
Brazil striker Neymar could not add to his record of 11 goals in all competitions for Barcelona this season
Lionel Messi
Barcelona's Lionel Messi remains on 250 La Liga goals, one behind Telmo Zarra's all-time record

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Bravo
  • 22Alves da Silva
  • 14Mascherano
  • 24Mathieu
  • 18Alba
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forHernándezat 66'minutes
  • 12RafinhaSubstituted forPedroat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Suárez
  • 10Messi
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 6Hernández
  • 7Pedro
  • 15Bartra
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 21Correia
  • 31El Haddadi

Celta Vigo

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Álvarez Conde
  • 2Mallo Novegil
  • 22Cabral
  • 20Gómez SolaBooked at 72mins
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 23Krohn-Dehli
  • 6Radoja
  • 5HernándezBooked at 14minsSubstituted forFernández Fernándezat 69'minutes
  • 14Orellana
  • 11LarriveySubstituted forDias de Oliveiraat 76'minutes
  • 10NolitoSubstituted forMadindaat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Mina Lorenzo
  • 8López
  • 9Dias de Oliveira
  • 13Blanco
  • 15Costas
  • 17Madinda
  • 28Fernández Fernández
Referee:
Iñaki Vicandi Garrido
Attendance:
71,468

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamCelta Vigo
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away29

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 0, Celta de Vigo 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 0, Celta de Vigo 1.

  3. Booking

    Pedro (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Pedro (Barcelona).

  5. Post update

    Lévy Madinda (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Charles (Celta de Vigo).

  7. Post update

    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Charles (Celta de Vigo).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

  10. Post update

    Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Lévy Madinda replaces Nolito.

  12. Post update

    Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Álvarez.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pedro.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Claudio Bravo.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charles (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Fabián Orellana with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

  20. Post update

    Michael Krohn-Dehli (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick on the right wing.