Celta 2-2 Barca: Suarez brace not enough as Barca lose pts after conceding late
Game is over and the final score is Celta 2-2 Barcelona. Here is the match report.
2019/2020 La Liga
2 – 2
20′ GOAL! Celta 0-1 Barcelona (Suarez)
Messi appears to be lining up a shot on the edge of the area but instead lifts a gorgeous cross to his strike partner at the far post. Onside due to the two defenders on the line, Luis Suarez heads in.
23′ OFF THE POST! Mendez nearly scores
Celta have Barca reeling now! Denis Suarez plays a gorgeous pass into the area for Mendez to get his shot away, only for Ter Stegen to get the slightest touch to turn the ball onto the post. Umtiti cannot clear, so Aspas hammers in a shot from a tight angle which Ter Stegen smartly saves again. Good goalkeeping.
50′ GOAL! Celta 1-1 Barcelona (Smolov)
Celta are level with a beautifully crafted goal. Yokuslu is sent clear by an outstanding Aspas pass and then takes his time before squaring for Smolov to turn a finish past Ter Stegen. Barca have work to do!
54′ CLOSE! Messi’s shot wide out
Messi just has not quite found his range. He trades passes with Luis Suarez this time before again attempting a curler inside the left-hand post. He shoots wide, though.
67′ GOAL! Celta 1-2 Barcelona (Suarez)
It’s that man again, with a huge goal for Barca! 2-1! The striker collects a touch from Messi and spins in the area before arrowing a low shot into the bottom-left corner. Clinical.
88′ GOAL! Celta 2-2 Barcelona (Aspas)
That could be a massive goal in the title race! It’s 2-2! From a similar position to Messi’s first-half assist, Aspas curls in a wonderful free-kick, keeping his shot hard and low and deceiving a static Ter Stegen. Celta are back on terms.
Celta XI: Smolov, Aspas, Yokuslu, Araujo, Denis Suarez, Kevin Vazquez, Blanco, Mendez, Saenz, Jacobo González, Aidoo
Subs: Nolito, J. Murillo, Rafinha, Fernandez, F. Bradarić, Santi Mina, Juan Hernandez, Villar, Pape Diop, Bermejo, D. Rosić, José Fontán
Barcelona XI: Messi, Suarez, Pique, Rakitic, Vidal, Alba, Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Semedo, Riqui Puig, Fati
Subs: Neto, Griezmann, Braithwaite, Lenglet, Arthur, Firpo, Pena, R. Araújo, Jorge Cuenca, Dani Morer, Monchu, Álex Collado