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Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona: Iago Aspas goal dents Barca title hopes

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Celta are unbeaten in their last five home matches against Barcelona in La Liga

Iago Aspas' late equaliser for Celta Vigo dented Barcelona's title hopes.

Barca go top with the point but Real Madrid can establish a two-point lead if they beat Espanyol on Sunday.

Luis Suarez headed Barca in front from Lionel Messi's clever free-kick but Fedor Smolov levelled from Okay Yokuslu's pass.

Suarez then swivelled and smashed in a great strike - from another Messi pass - but his ex-Liverpool team-mate Aspas' perfect low free-kick rescued Celta.

The hosts should have won the game deep into injury time but Nolito's close-range shot was straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Messi, who has not scored in three games, is still on 699 career goals for Barca and Argentina. But he did manage the 250th assist of his Barca career for Suarez's second.

The 33-year-old is the top goalscorer with 21 and top assister with 17 in La Liga this season.

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Line-ups

Celta Vigo

  • 13Blanco
  • 18Aidoo
  • 4AraújoBooked at 61minsSubstituted forMurilloat 73'minutes
  • 16Sáenz
  • 20Vázquez
  • 23MéndezBooked at 34minsSubstituted forBradaricat 60'minutes
  • 5YokusluSubstituted forRafinhaat 60'minutes
  • 6D Suárez
  • 29GonzálezSubstituted forMina Lorenzoat 81'minutes
  • 10Iago AspasBooked at 88mins
  • 9SmolovSubstituted forNolitoat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Nolito
  • 7Hernández
  • 12Rafinha
  • 14Bradaric
  • 19Fernández
  • 21Murillo
  • 22Mina Lorenzo
  • 24Diop Gueye
  • 25Villar
  • 28Bermejo
  • 31Fontán
  • 40Rosic

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 3PiquéBooked at 90mins
  • 23UmtitiBooked at 53mins
  • 18AlbaBooked at 13minsSubstituted forFirpoat 81'minutes
  • 22Vidal
  • 4Rakitic
  • 28PuigSubstituted forArthurat 86'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9SuárezSubstituted forGriezmannat 81'minutes
  • 31FatiSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 68'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 8Arthur
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 15Lenglet
  • 17Griezmann
  • 19Braithwaite
  • 24Firpo
  • 26Peña
  • 30Collado
  • 33Araújo
  • 35Morer Cabrera
  • 42Rodríguez Jiménez
  • 43Cuenca
Referee:
Guillermo Cuadra Fernández

Match Stats

Home TeamCelta VigoAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Celta de Vigo 2, Barcelona 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Arturo Vidal (Barcelona).

  5. Post update

    Filip Bradaric (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Suárez.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Junior Firpo (Barcelona).

  9. Post update

    Junior Firpo (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Santi Mina (Celta de Vigo).

  11. Booking

    Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Celta de Vigo 2, Barcelona 2. Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

  14. Post update

    Rafinha (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Celta de Vigo. Denis Suárez tries a through ball, but Santi Mina is caught offside.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Arthur replaces Riqui Puig.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona).

  18. Post update

    Kevin Vázquez (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Nolito (Celta de Vigo).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 27th June 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona32216572333969
2Real Madrid31208359213868
3Atl Madrid321513441231858
4Sevilla321412645331254
5Getafe311310840291149
6Villarreal31146114940948
7Real Sociedad31145124739847
8Valencia31121094144-346
9Ath Bilbao32111293628845
10Granada31127123736143
11Osasuna321011113847-941
12Levante31115153744-738
13Real Betis31910124148-737
14Real Valladolid32714112737-1035
15Alavés3298153248-1635
16Celta Vigo32713123137-634
17Eibar3188153247-1532
18Mallorca3275203055-2526
19Leganés32510172446-2225
20Espanyol3159172650-2424
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