FULL-TIME, Celta Vigo 2-0 Barcelona: The team played well enough but couldn’t create any chances, and Celta deserve the win. Up next: Anfield, and the only game that matters.
GOAL, Celta Vigo 2-0 Barcelona (Aspas 88’): Iaso Aspas scores the penalty with ease, and this one is over.
PENALTY GIVEN BY VAR: Moussa Wagué is called for a handball inside the box after a video review by the referee.
GOAL, Celta Vigo 1-0 Barcelona (Maxi 67’): Celta take the lead. Nice cross from Boudebouz and Maxi Gómez is quicker to the ball. Celta have been playing better in this second half and deserve the goal.
GOAL DENIED BY VAR! After Cillessen can’t save a header on a corner, Néstor Araújo scores the rebound, but the defender was offside and the goal is disallowed after a two-minute review from VAR.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Celta Vigo 0-0 Barcelona: Gotta be better in the final third, boys! Let’s get the win!
HALFTIME, Celta Vigo 0-0 Barcelona: Barça played well until they got to the final third, and then Kevin-Prince Boateng ruined almost every good attacking move. Celta had some joy against Thomas Vermaelen, but they weren’t that dangerous either. Fun first half, but zero chances.
KICKOFF! Celta Vigo 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s have fun and not cause any heart attacks.
Starting XI: Cillessen; Wagué, Todibo, Umtiti, Vermaelen; Aleñá, Arthur, Puig; Malcom, Boateng, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Bench: Iñaki Peña, Murillo, Lenglet, Semedo, Vidal, Collado, Coutinho
Starting XI: Blanco; Mallo, Araújo, Cabral, Olaza; Boudebouz, Lobotka, Yokuslu, Boufal; Iago Aspas, Maxi Gómez (4-4-2)
Bench: Álvarez, Costas, Beltrán, Sisto, Hjulsager, Jozabed, Méndez
WELCOME TO THE BALAÍDOS!!! The home of Celta Vigo is the site of what promises to be a highly entertaining La Liga match between Celta and champions Barcelona. The Blaugrana will be without all their best players who are rested and the reserves can play without any pressure, just trying to win and play well, while Celta still need a win in their final three games to avoid relegation. Both teams will attack, both teams might not defend that well, and this will certainly be all sorts of fun. So join us to follow and comment all the action! LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 La Liga, Matchday 36
Date/Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8.45pm CET (Barcelona), 7.45pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 2.45pm ET, 11.45am PT (USA), 12.15am IST (India, Sunday)
Venue: Abanca-Balaídos, Vigo, Spain
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no 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!