FULL-TIME, Celta 2-2 Barcelona: A wild second half with three goals, and the title race might be over. Barça didn’t play badly at all and deserved to win, but the defense let the team down once again.
GOAL, Celta 2-2 Barcelona (Aspas 88’): Celta equalize again. Iago Aspas wins a free-kick and scores a beauty.
GOAL!!! Celta 1-2 Barcelona (Suárez 67’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD AGAIN!!! Another assist by Messi, another goal by Suárez!!!
GOAL, Celta 1-1 Barcelona (Smolov 50’): Yokuslu finds himself alone in front of goal and gives Smolov a tap-in. Terrible defending.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Celta 0-1 Barcelona: And we’re back! Let’s finish the job, boys!
HALFTIME, Celta 0-1 Barcelona: Nice first half from Barça. Pretty good passing and movement and an excellent opening goal. Good stuff!
GOAL!!!! Celta 0-1 Barcelona (Suárez 20’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Lionel Messi takes a free-kick and finds Luis Suárez for an easy header inside the box! A GENIUS ASSIST BY THE GOAT!!!
KICKOFF! Celta 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Vidal, Rakitic, Puig; Messi, Suárez, Ansu Fati (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Lenglet, Araujo, Cuenca, Morer, Firpo, Arthur, Monchu, Collado, Braithwaite, Griezmann
Starting XI: Rubén; Vázquez, Aidoo, Sáenz, Araújo, Jacobo; Yokuslu, Méndez, Denis; Aspas, Smolov (5-3-2)
Bench: Villar (GK), Nolito, Hernández, Rafinha, Bradaric, Toro, Murillo, Mina, Diop, Bermejo, Fontán, Rosic
WELCOME TO THE ESTADIO DE BALAÍDOS!!! The cozy, beautiful home of Celta Vigo is the site of a big La Liga match between the hosts and two-time defending champions, Barcelona, who come into this one needing three points to keep the pressure on leaders Real Madrid. But playing away to Celta is always tricky, so this should be a tough one. And you are welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2019-20 La Liga, Matchday 32
Date/Time: Saturday, June 27, 2020, 5pm CET (Barcelona), 4pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 11am ET, 8am PT (USA), 8.30pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadio de Balaídos, Vigo, Spain
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LI
How to watch on TV: beIN SPORTS (USA & Canada), SuperSport 7 (Nigeria), Movistar LaLiga (Spain), Not Available (India, UK), 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, 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!