• 2nd Half
  • FC Barcelona
  • RC Celta
  • Hugo Mallo
    90'
  • Sisto
    88'
  • Wass
    87'
  • Blanco
    86'
  • JozabedHernández
    84'
  • Vermaelen
    83'
  • Jozabed
    81'
  • RakiticAlcácer
    79'
  • Roncaglia
    74'
  • UmtitiVermaelen
    72'
  • Gómez
    70'
  • MéndezRoncaglia
    63'
  • Suárez
    62'
  • IniestaSuárez
    53'
  • 1st Half
  • FC Barcelona
  • RC Celta
  • Messi
    22'
  • Aspas
    20'
  • GómezCabral
    4'
  • Suárez
    1'
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FC Barcelona - RC Celta
Liga - 2 December 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half
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FULL-TIME

No, Messi sends his free-kick into the wall and that is it - Celta earn a huge point at Camp Nou!

A thrilling game ends 2-2.

  • Hugo Mallo
    Yellow cardHugo MalloRC CeltaBarcelona have a free-kick in Messi territory after Mallo fouls Busquets! Up he steps, from 25 yards out...
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90'+3 

Barcelona have a free-kick in Messi territory after Mallo fouls Busquets! Up he steps, from 25 yards out...

90'+2 

OVER!

There is the chance to win the game! Messi's pinpoint cross picks out Alcacer inside the box, but the substitute sends his header into the crowd from six yards.

90' 

There will be FIVE minutes of additional time to be played at the end of this thrilling encounter!

  • Pione Sisto
    Yellow cardPione SistoRC CeltaSisto is the third player in three minutes to be booked.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls against2Wide1
89'

Sisto is the third player in three minutes to be booked.

  • Daniel Wass
    Yellow cardDaniel WassRC CeltaAnd now Wass is shown a yellow for a cynical foul.
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88'

And now Wass is shown a yellow for a cynical foul.

  • Rubén Blanco
    Yellow cardRubén BlancoRC CeltaCelta's goalkeeper Blanco goes into the book for time wasting.
    TodaySaves by Goalkeeper5Yellow Cards1Free Kicks3
87'

Celta's goalkeeper Blanco goes into the book for time wasting.

86' 

Down at the other end and Celta are denied by Ter Stegen!

Sisto is released on the left side of the box, but the Barca goalkeeper makes himself big to block the effort with his leg.

85'

SO CLOSE!

Suarez tees up Denis Suarez for a shot which is deflected into the path of Messi who uses all his neck muscles to direct a header on goal, but it drifts inches wide of the post.

  • Pablo Hernández
    OffJozabedRC CeltaThe visitors are clearly happy with a point as they take an age to make a substitution. Pablo Hernandez replaces Jozabed.
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  • Pablo Hernández
    OnPablo HernándezRC Celta
84'

The visitors are clearly happy with a point as they take an age to make a substitution. Pablo Hernandez replaces Jozabed.

82' 

Messi finds Alcacer with a lovely pass, but the substitute's cross from the by-line is scrambled clear by the Celta defence.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    Yellow cardThomas VermaelenFC BarcelonaJozabed goes into the book for a late challenge on Messi.
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81'

Jozabed goes into the book for a late challenge on Messi.

80' 

Aspas tries to check back onto his stronger foot inside the Barca penalty area, but he is successfully challenged by Pique.

  • Paco Alcácer
    OffIvan RakiticFC BarcelonaPaco Alcacer replaces Rakitic for the remaining 12 minutes. Meanwhile, there is an argument ongoing about whether Barca should give the ball back to Celta after Cabral goes down in the box. It is all getting a little heated.
    TodayFouls1Wide1Free Kicks1Corners4
  • Paco Alcácer
    OnPaco AlcácerFC Barcelona
78'

Paco Alcacer replaces Rakitic for the remaining 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, there is an argument ongoing about whether Barca should give the ball back to Celta after Cabral goes down in the box.

It is all getting a little heated.

76' 

Into the last 15 minutes and we still don't know which way this game is going to go. Barca remain dominant, but Celta have been absolutely devastating on the break.

Thrilling stuff!

74' 

CHANCE!

The free-kick is played short to Messi who catches the Celta defence off guard with a through ball to Pique. He rounds the goalkeeper but can strike the outside of the post.

A defender's finish.

  • Facundo Roncaglia
    Yellow cardFacundo RoncagliaRC CeltaRoncaglia is booked for a foul and Barca have a free-kick in a dangerous area, around 35 yards out.
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73' 

Roncaglia is booked for a foul and Barca have a free-kick in a dangerous area, around 35 yards out.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    OffSamuel UmtitiFC BarcelonaThomas Vermelen comes on for Umtiti, who pulled his hamstring at the worst possible moment. Hopefully he isn't out for too long.
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  • Thomas Vermaelen
    OnThomas VermaelenFC Barcelona
71'

Thomas Vermelen comes on for Umtiti, who pulled his hamstring at the worst possible moment.

Hopefully he isn't out for too long.

  • Maximiliano Gómez
    GoalMaximiliano GómezRC CeltaGOAAAAALLLL! Barcelona 2-2 Celta. Aspas races past Umtiti on the flank who appears to pull up with a hamstring injury. He is left one-on-one with Alba and he also goes by him easily, before finding Maxi Gomez who slides the ball into the net.
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70'

GOAAAAALLLL! Barcelona 2-2 Celta.

Aspas races past Umtiti on the flank who appears to pull up with a hamstring injury. He is left one-on-one with Alba and he also goes by him easily, before finding Maxi Gomez who slides the ball into the net.

67' 

Aspas is full of confidence after his earlier goal, but his latest effort from 30 yards doesn't trouble Ter Stegen.

It comes moments after Roberto brought down Aspas in the Barca box but the referee wasn't interested in any appeal.

65' 

This is more like Barca, much more like it. Rakitic curls in a corner, but Celta clear. You sense it is only a matter of time before hosts extend their lead further, though.

63' 

SAVE!

Denis Suarez puts it on a plate for Messi but his point-blank header is quite incredibly saved by Blanco!

  • Luis Suárez
    GoalLuis SuárezFC BarcelonaGOAAAAALLLLL! Barcelona 2-1 Celta. The hosts take the lead with a sublime move!  Messi slides through Alba who cuts the ball back for Luis Suarez and he is left with a simple tap-in.
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62'

GOAAAAALLLLL! Barcelona 2-1 Celta.

The hosts take the lead with a sublime move!

Messi slides through Alba who cuts the ball back for Luis Suarez and he is left with a simple tap-in.

60' 

We have approached the hour mark and yet the scores still remain level.

59' 

This has been a good 10 minute spell for Celta as they have shared an equal amount of possession with the hosts and held firm in defence.

58' 

If Barcelona manage to win today, they will go ELEVEN points ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid.

55' 

It is all rather scrappy at the moment, with little happening at either end. The visitors will be happy with that as a point at Camp Nou would be fantastic for Celta.

54' 

Rakitic curls a deep cross into a packed Celta penalty box, but it is catching practice for Blanco.

  • Denis Suárez
    OffAndrés IniestaFC BarcelonaDenis Suarez replaces Iniesta who is clearly unhappy to be going off.
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  • Denis Suárez
    OnDenis SuárezFC Barcelona
53'

Denis Suarez replaces Iniesta who is clearly unhappy to be going off.

52' 

Messi's equaliser was his first goal in six appearances - ending his worst goal drought since April 2016.

50' 

Denis Suarez is preparing to come for Barca.

48'

MISS!

Paulinho is through one-on-one with Blanco and he rounds the goalkeeper! However, with an empty net to aim for he can only find the side-netting.

It was a tight angle to be fair, though he still should have scored.

47' 

Celta work the ball out of defensive quite superbly with Aspas surging forward with intent. He has Wass in space on the opposite flank, but the pass comes too late and when it does arrive it is overcooked.

  • 2nd Half
45'

Celta get the second half underway.

There were no changes made at the break.

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So the sides go in level at the break.

Celta have been dangerous on the counter-attack and it was their move on the break which prompted the opening goal with Aspas making the breakthrough.

Their lead lasted barely two minutes however, as Messi grabbed an immediate equaliser. Barca have been on top since, with Messi also striking the post.

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  • End of 1st Half
HT

HALF TIME - Barcelona 1-1 Celta.

44' 

MISS!

Sisto's cross is meant for Aspas but the ball finds its way to Wass who blazes over with the goal gaping.

That was a great chance for Celta.

43' 

Paulinho finds Messi who finds himself in a promising position. However, Sisto is back covering and makes a wonderful tackle.

41' 

Or maybe the visitors can take the lead themselves?

Mendez curls in an inviting and delicious cross which just evades Gomez and onto the head of Pique. It was a crucial intervention as Wass was waiting to pounce behind the Barca defender.

40' 

Barca are looking increasingly likely to take advantage as we approach the half-time whistle. Can Celta hold on for the five remaining minutes of this first half?

38' 

Mendez gives the ball away cheaply in the middle of the park and Messi is released. He finishes with a spectacular and effortless lob, but it is obvious he is in an offside position.

36' 

SAVE!

Rakitic's pin-point cross picks out Paulinho who creeps into the Celta box unmarked, but the Brazilian's header is straight at Blanco.

35' 

Messi is weaving his magic once again. He darts into space and finds Albi on the overlap. However, the wing-back's cross is poor. Messi somehow recovers possession though, but the chance comes to little.

33' 

Messi slides a pass down the channel for Sergi Roberto who curls a cross into the Celta six yard box, but Wass comfortably heads it back to his own goalkeeper.

32' 

Celta have barely touched the ball since their opener on 20 minutes. The visitors finally make their way into the Barca box, but Sisto is easily dispossessed.

30'

POST!

Quick and incisive football from the hosts, but still no breakthrough. Suarez controls a lovely ball comfortably at the back post but his venomous shot is parried by Blanco. The loose ball is taken up by Messi who smashes the outside of the post from a tight angle.

28' 

Barca on the front foot now as Paulinho forces a corner, which they play short. It ends with Rakitic screwing his shot well wide from 20 yards.

27' 

CLOSE!

Rakitic drills a low ball across the face of goal, but it narrowly evades Suarez. All it needed was a touch!

26' 

25'

And Barca have the ball in the back of the net once more, but it won't count.

Messi threads a pass through to Suarez who slots the ball home... but the linesman raises his flag. It is a very, very close call - and he may have just been onside.

23' 

Wow, where did all that come from?!

After a pretty uneventful 20 minutes, the game bursts into life with two goals in less than two minutes.

  • Lionel Messi
    GoalLionel MessiFC BarcelonaGOAAAALLLL! Barcelona 1-1 Celta. Their lead doesn't last long, not even two minutes in fact! Suarez and Paulinho combine, with the latter finding Messi unmarked in the penalty box and the Argentine slides the ball past Blanco.
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22'

GOAAAALLLL! Barcelona 1-1 Celta.

Their lead doesn't last long, not even two minutes in fact!

Suarez and Paulinho combine, with the latter finding Messi unmarked in the penalty box and the Argentine slides the ball past Blanco.

  • Iago Aspas
    GoalIago AspasRC CeltaGOAAAAALLLL! Barcelona 0-1 Celta. The visitors are ahead after a terrific move on the counter-attack! Wass releases Aspas after Pique steps up to try to play the offside trap, but the referee's flag stays down. Aspas unselfishly squares the ball to Gomez whose shot is brilliantly saved by Ter Stegen, but it falls into the path of Aspas who heads in from the rebound.
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20'

GOAAAAALLLL! Barcelona 0-1 Celta.

The visitors are ahead after a terrific move on the counter-attack!

Wass releases Aspas after Pique steps up to try to play the offside trap, but the referee's flag stays down. Aspas unselfishly squares the ball to Gomez whose shot is brilliantly saved by Ter Stegen, but it falls into the path of Aspas who heads in from the rebound.

17' 

Barca win a corner, but it's headed clear by Cabral. The visitors are defending effectively at the moment.

16' 

A delightful through ball from Sisto picks out Gomez on the right side of the Barca penalty box, but the Celta winger sees his effort well blocked by Umtiti.

15' 

Messi swings the free-kick delivery in from around 30 yards, but it doesn't beat the first man and Celta can scramble the danger clear.

14' 

Messi is caught by Mallo as he runs away from goal and Celta will be frustrated with conceding such a sloppy free-kick.

12' 

Maxi Gomez swings in a decent cross from the right flank and Ter Stegen makes a bit of a meal of it, but collects on the second attempt.

11'

STAT

Celta Vigo are the only La Liga team to beat Barcelona at least once in each of the three previous seasons (won three, lost three).

9' 

Celta are enjoying a spell of possession now. They are sticking with the 3-5-2 system they started with, despite such an early forced substitution.

7' 

Rakitic's delightful pass finds Suarez on the left hand side of the box. He tries a snapshot, but Blanco in the Celta sticks does well to make a save.

5' 

Celta make a mess of the free-kick and Messi pounces on the loose ball. The Argentine nutmegs an opponent inside his own half and proceeds on a thrilling run, eventually winning a corner.

  • Gustavo Cabral
    OffSergi GómezRC CeltaGomez is forced off and is going to be replaced by Gustavo Cabral, though he hasn't warmed up and therefore Celta are temporarily down to 10 men.
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  • Gustavo Cabral
    OnGustavo CabralRC Celta
3'

Gomez is forced off and is going to be replaced by Gustavo Cabral, though he hasn't warmed up and therefore Celta are temporarily down to 10 men.

  • Luis Suárez
    Yellow cardLuis SuárezFC BarcelonaThere is concern for Gomez who goes down in some pain holding his shoulder. The referee then produces a yellow card to an astonished Suarez. The replay shows there was a coming together, but there was certainly nothing untoward in the challenge.
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2'

There is concern for Gomez who goes down in some pain holding his shoulder. The referee then produces a yellow card to an astonished Suarez.

The replay shows there was a coming together, but there was certainly nothing untoward in the challenge.

  • 1st Half
1'

We are underway at Camp Nou on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Barcelona. Perfect conditions for some football!

11:58 

The players are making their way out onto the pitch and kick-off is now only moments away!

11:55

DID YOU KNOW?

Barcelona have scored at least once in 49 of their 51 home league games against Celta Vigo (won 39, drawn 10), failing to score in their two defeats (0-2 in 1941 and 0-1 in 2014).

11:50 

Barcelona dropped their first La Liga points in five matches when they drew 1-1 at Valencia last time out.

Valverde's side can extend their lead at the top of the table to seven points with a win as second-placed Valencia are not in action until Sunday when they travel to Getafe.

11:45 
11:40 

Ernesto Valverde makes two changes to the side that thrashed Murcia 5-0 in the Copa del Rey, with Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique featuring in the starting line-up. Thomas Vermaelen and Andre Gomes drop to the bench.

11:36 

CELTA TEAM NEWS

Starting line-up: Blanco, Mallo, Fontas, Gomez, Sisto, Lobotka, Sanchez, Wass, Mendez, Gomez, Aspas

Subs: Alvarez, Cabral, Roncaglia, Radoja, Hernandez, Guidetti, Mor.

11:35 

BARCELONA TEAM NEWS

Starting line-up: Ter Stegen, Pique, Alba, Roberto, Umtiti, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Paulinho, Luis Suarez, Messi.

Subs: Cillessen, Digne, Vidal, Vermaelen, Dennis Suarez, Gomes, Alcacer.

11:30 

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