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Barcelona 1-2 Celta Vigo: Ronald Koeman hopes this was not Lionel Messi's last home game

Ronald Koeman hopes Lionel Messi has not played his final game for Barcelona at the Nou Camp after defeat by Celta Vigo ended their title chances.

Messi's contract expires this summer and he has yet to agree an extension.

The Argentine opened the scoring against Celta but two goals from Santi Mina mean Barca are guaranteed to finish outside the top two in La Liga for the first time since 2007-08.

"He has shown today it is impossible to play without him," said Koeman.

"He is still the best player in the world. He has already scored 30 goals that have earned this team a lot of points.

"It is a question for Leo to answer. As far as I'm concerned, and the team is concerned, we hope he stays because if we're not going to have Leo we will have serious doubts about who is going to score so many goals."

Koeman also refused to answer questions about his own future amid local media reports suggesting former Barca midfielder Xavi had been approached to replace the former Southampton and Everton manager this summer.

"My future? That's not a question for me. I won't talk about it," Koeman added. " I said what I think in my press conference before the game and I won't repeat it."

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 4Araujo
  • 3PiquéSubstituted forDestat 64'minutes
  • 15LengletBooked at 83mins
  • 5Busquets
  • 11DembéléSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 70'minutes
  • 27Kourouma KouroumaSubstituted forPjanicat 86'minutes
  • 16GonzálezSubstituted forPuigat 45'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 18Alba
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 70'minutes
  • 10Messi

Substitutes

  • 2Dest
  • 8Pjanic
  • 9Braithwaite
  • 12Puig
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 17Machado Trincão
  • 19Fernandes Siqueira
  • 23Umtiti
  • 24Firpo
  • 36Tenas

Celta Vigo

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Villar
  • 20Vázquez
  • 4Araújo
  • 40DomínguezBooked at 51mins
  • 19Martín
  • 23MéndezBooked at 89mins
  • 8BeltránSubstituted forSoteloat 90+3'minutes
  • 6D Suárez
  • 9NolitoSubstituted forSolariat 69'minutes
  • 10Iago AspasSubstituted forBaezaat 78'minutes
  • 22Mina Lorenzo

Substitutes

  • 17Juncà
  • 18Aidoo
  • 21Solari
  • 27Baeza
  • 41Sequeira
  • 44Sotelo
Referee:
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamCelta Vigo
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home21
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 1, Celta Vigo 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 1, Celta Vigo 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Celta Vigo. Hugo Sotelo replaces Fran Beltrán.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergiño Dest (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ronald Araujo (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergiño Dest with a cross.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aarón Martín (Celta Vigo).

  9. Booking

    Brais Méndez (Celta Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Barcelona 1, Celta Vigo 2. Santi Mina (Celta Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Augusto Solari (Celta Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Suárez.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Miralem Pjanic replaces Ilaix Moriba.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Baeza (Celta Vigo).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Celta Vigo. Conceded by Marc-André ter Stegen.

  19. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Clément Lenglet (Barcelona).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 16th May 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid37258465244183
2Real Madrid37249465273881
3Barcelona37237784384676
4Sevilla37235952331974
5Real Sociedad3716111058382059
6Real Betis371610114748-158
7Villarreal371513959421758
8Celta Vigo371411125354-153
9Ath Bilbao371113134640646
10Granada37136184765-1845
11Osasuna371111153747-1044
12Cádiz371110163456-2243
13Valencia371012155053-342
14Levante37913154455-1140
15Alavés37911173656-2038
16Getafe37910182843-1537
17Huesca37712183453-1933
18Elche37712183255-2333
19Real Valladolid37516163355-2231
20Eibar37612192951-2230
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