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FULL-TIME, Barcelona 4-1 Celta: Mediocre performance but solid second half, but we would never have won this game if Messi wasn’t there.


GOAL!!! Barcelona 4-1 Celta (Busquets 85’): IT’S FOUR! Ousmane Dembélé makes a great move on the left and his cross gets cleared and eventually falls to Sergio Busquets, who controls it well and finds the back of net!


GOAL!!! Barcelona 3-1 Celta (Messi 48’): IT’S A GOAT-TRICK!!! Lionel Messi scores another spectacular free-kick and Barça have a two-goal lead! Where would we be without this dude?


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 2-1 Celta: Please finish the job. Please.


HALFTIME, Barcelona 2-1 Celta: Horrible first half as always with this manager, but Lionel Messi exists and we have the lead.


GOLAZO!!! Barcelona 2-1 Celta (Messi 45’+1): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD BACK! Now it’s a foul for Barça at the edge of the box, and it’s Messi’s turn to score a marvelous free-kick!


GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 Celta (Olaza 42’): After Lionel Messi is called for a phantom foul at the edge of the box, Olaza scores a beautiful free-kick to equalize. Thanks, ref!


GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 Celta (Messi 23’): No problems for the captain from the spot, and Barça have the lead!


22min: PENALTY TO BARÇA! Junior Firpo’s cross inside the box hits Aidoo’s stretched arm and the referee makes an easy call.


KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Celta: Can we get a win tonight, boys? Please?


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Firpo; Roberto, De Jong, Arthur; Messi, Griezmann, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)

Bench: Neto (GK), Lenglet, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal, Dembélé, Suárez

CELTA VIGO

Starting XI: Rubén; Mallo, Aidoo, Araujo, Olaza; Lobotka, Beltrán, Diop; Juncà, Aspas, Sisto (4-3-3)

Bench: Sergio (GK), Costas, Okay, Denis, Sáenz, Toro Fernández, Méndez


WELCOME TO THE GREATEST STADIUM ON EARTH!!! The beautiful Camp Nou is the site of Barcelona’s final match before the final international break of 2019 as the La Liga champions face a tough test against Celta Vigo, who are currently in the relegation zone and would love to pull off the upset and send Barça into the break with a terrible three-game winless streak. This should be a good game, and you are welcome to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!

(Note: the comments will be open only when the team news come out, because our commenter people love commenting and sometimes there are too many comments in the comments section)


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 13

Date/Time: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Sunday)

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), Premier Sports 2 (UK), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India), others

How to stream: FuboTV (USA), beIN SPORTS CONNECT (USA & Canada), Premier Player (UK), Facebook Live (India), Movistar+ (Spain), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, be careful with the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!