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Barcelona have not lost a league game since appointing Ernesto Valverde in the summer

Barcelona remain unbeaten at the top of La Liga after being held to an entertaining draw by Celta Vigo.

Iago Aspas put Celta ahead after Marc-Andre ter Stegen parried Maxi Gomez's shot, but Barca levelled moments later as Lionel Messi converted Paulinho's pass for his 17th goal this season.

Luis Suarez had a goal harshly ruled out for offside and Messi hit a post.

Suarez put Barca ahead from Jordi Alba's cross after a Messi pass, but Gomez equalised from Aspas' cutback.

Barca defender Samuel Umtiti pulled up with a hamstring injury while chasing Aspas for that goal, and has been ruled out for eight weeks.

The Catalan side are five points above Valencia, who visit Getafe on Sunday.

Celta Vigo - who move up to eighth - were good value for their draw, with a positive attacking attitude. Aspas, in particular was excellent.

Barcelona did have chances to win an open game, and Messi, La Liga's top scorer with 13 goals in 14 games, headed wide from four yards out.

Atletico Madrid are a point behind Valencia, having come from behind to beat Real Sociedad 2-1. Willian Jose put La Real ahead with a penalty, but Filipe Luis equalised before Antoine Griezmann's 88th-minute winner.

Sevilla beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 and Real Madrid drew 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao in Saturday's evening game.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20Roberto
  • 3PiquéBooked at 90mins
  • 23UmtitiSubstituted forVermaelenat 72'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 18Alba
  • 5Busquets
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forAlcácerat 79'minutes
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forD Suárezat 53'minutes
  • 15Paulinho
  • 9SuárezBooked at 1mins
  • 10Messi

Substitutes

  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 17Alcácer
  • 19Digne
  • 21André Gomes
  • 22Vidal
  • 25Vermaelen

Celta Vigo

  • 13BlancoBooked at 86mins
  • 18WassBooked at 87mins
  • 20Gómez SoláSubstituted forCabralat 4'minutes
  • 3Fontàs
  • 2MalloBooked at 90mins
  • 26MéndezSubstituted forRoncagliaat 63'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 14Lobotka
  • 16SánchezBooked at 81minsSubstituted forHernándezat 84'minutes
  • 11SistoBooked at 88mins
  • 10Iago Aspas
  • 7Gómez González

Substitutes

  • 1Álvarez
  • 6Radoja
  • 8Hernández
  • 9Guidetti
  • 21Mor
  • 22Cabral
  • 24Roncaglia
Referee:
Mario Melero López
Attendance:
61,632

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamCelta Vigo
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home22
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 2, Celta de Vigo 2.

  2. Booking

    Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 2, Celta de Vigo 2.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Andreu Fontàs.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sergi Roberto with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Thomas Vermaelen.

  11. Booking

    Pione Sisto (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Booking

    Daniel Wass (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Denis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Wass (Celta de Vigo).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pione Sisto (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iago Aspas.

  16. Booking

    Rubén Blanco (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Denis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Pablo Hernández replaces Jozabed Sánchez.

  20. Booking

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

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