Barcelona vs Celta Vigo - Match Preview
Barcelona vs Celta Vigo - La Liga 2023-24

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo - Match Preview

Barcelona vs Celta Vigo resulted in Barcelona’s favor. Celta Vigo struggled hard, and tried to level the score, but lost the contest by (2-1). Here’s the preview.

Barcelona secured a (2-1) victory over Celta Vigo at the Balaídos Stadium on Saturday evening, leaving them in third place in the La Liga table, just two points behind second place.

Let’s dive deeper into the Barcelona vs Celta Vigo match preview.

The First Half was Quite Vanilla

The opening (45) minutes followed a fairly clear pattern: Celta was struggling, their ball possession rate was just 30%, while Barça controlled the ball and tried to move it slowly to generate opportunities.

Barcelona's domination increased as the first half progressed and in the (45th) minute, Lewandowski scored the goal.

Second Half - Packed with Action

Eager to score and level the game, Celta found the opportunity. Aspas scored the goal in the (47th) minute. Oscar Mingueza flicked the ball to Iago Aspas, whose strike got a large deflection off Jules Koundé and hoisted the ball over Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

After Ristic's injury, Manu Sanchez placed pressure on Yamal, who shot wide as Barca tried to retake control. However, with over (97) minutes remaining, the suspense rose when the experienced striker missed a last-gasp penalty kick.

Lewandowski held his head in his hands but was given a second chance when the referee ruled that the goalie Vicente Guaita had gone off his line and ordered the shot to be retaken.

Unfazed, the 35-year-old repeated the previous sluggish run-up and tucked home to secure the points for his team and his (50th) goal in a Barcelona jersey.

Current La Liga 2023-24 Standings

Barcelona with this win is standing at the (3rd) spot of the La Liga 2023-24 rankings. Barca has played (25) matches, won (16) of them, lost (3), and (6) matches were drawn.

Whereas, Celta Vigo is standing in the bottom place, on the (17th) position. Like Barcelona, the team has played (25) matches, won (4), lost (13), and (8) matches were drawn.

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