Four-midable! | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have put the setbacks against Levante and Slavia Prague well behind them with a tremendously solid display against a Celta side that was plucky early on but were soon put to the sword by three goals from set pieces – and all converted superbly by the best man in the world at doing that particular job.
Extraterrestrial Messi | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi has done it again. Some players are famed for their goals, others for their speed, others for their skill. Some are dead ball specialists, some lay on assists, some are sheer physical prowess. But Leo Messi is all of that and more, and tonight against Celta we were once again treated to the man at his very best.
Messi equals Ronaldo’s hat-trick record as Barcelona cruise to La Liga win | Goal
Lionel Messi scored two trademark free kicks and a cool penalty in a hat-trick that saw the Barcelona man draw alongside a long-time rival in the La Liga standings. When he scored his third just after half time in the Catalan club’s game with Celta Vigo, it marked his 34th treble in the Primera Division for the Blaugrana.
Semedo picks up calf injury against Celta | FC Barcelona
The Barça right back was in the starting XI but was replaced on 23 minutes in the 4-1 win against Celta in the league game at Camp Nou. The defender made way for Sergio Busquets who scored the final goal in the victory. Semedo has played 16 games for Barça this season, 12 in the league and four in the Champions League.
Right-back problems? Sergi Roberto suspended against Leganes | Sport
Sergi Roberto collected his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday when he was booked in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Celta Vigo at Camp Nou. The right-back was booked in the 52nd minute of the match after a foul on Junca and will be banned for the game at Butarque against Leganes after the international break.
Umtiti joins 100 club | FC Barcelona
The defender, who has been struggling with fitness issues of late, has reach the milestone in his fourth season at the club, which he joined from Olympique Lyonnais in 2016, making his debut as a starter in the triumphant side that won the Spanish Super Cup that year against Sevilla.
Sergio Busquets enters the all time top-5 of Barça players with most matches for the club | FC Barcelona
A midfielder from Badia del Vallès, after the match against Celta, Sergio Busquets has climbed to fifth position in the ranking of Barça players that have played the most games for the club. On September 13, 2008, in a Barça-Racing game, the current No.5 kicked off his career with FC Barcelona. 11 years and 499 matches later, Busquets enters the Top-5, alongside some historic Barça legends.