FULL-TIME, Barcelona 3-2 Celta Vigo: A fantastic comeback and a crucial victory against a very good Celta side, and Barça have now won five in a row in the league. Well done, boys!
89’ GOAL!!!!!!! Barcelona 3-2 Celta (Cancelo): BARÇA COMPLETE THE COMEBACK!!! Gavi puts a perfect cross into the box and João Cancelo runs from deep to volley it home and put the home team in front at the death!!!!!
85’ GOAL!!! Barcelona 2-2 Celta (Lewandowski): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! Raphinha finds João Cancelo inside the box with a beautiful pass and Cancelo assists Lewandowski who buries the equalizer and gives Barça the chance to win it late!!!
81’ GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 Celta (Lewandowski): BARÇA GET A GOAL BACK! João Félix plays a gorgeous ball over the top and Robert Lewandowski chips the goalkeeper and scores off the crossbar to give the home team life!
76’ GOAL, Barcelona 0-2 Celta (Douvikas): Celta double the lead on a counter attack as Iago Aspas plays it through to Douvikas and the substitute finds the bottom corner.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-1 Celta: Back underway at Montjuïc!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 0-1 Celta: A frustrating half for Barça, who couldn’t find a way through Celta’s well-organized defense and are behind at the break.
36’ SUBSTITUTION: Frenkie de Jong is off due to an ankle injury and is replaced by Gavi in the Barça midfield.
19’ GOAL, Barcelona 0-1 Celta (Larsen): Celta take the lead. De La Torre gets to the ball before Jules Kounde and plays it through to Strand Larsen who finds the bottom corner with a good finish and puts the visitors in front.
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 Celta: And we’re underway at Montjuïc!
WELCOME TO THE MONTJUÏC OLYMPIC STADIUM!!! For the third time in a week the beautiful temporary home of the world’s greatest club opens its doors as Barcelona welcome Celta Vigo for some La Liga fun on Saturday evening. Barça come into this one in great form on the back of two amazing 5-0 wins, but it won’t be that easy this time against a dangerous Celta side that always raise their level when facing the Blaugrana. This should be fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!
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Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Kounde, Christensen, Alonso; Gündogan, Romeu, De Jong; Ferran, Lewandowski, Félix (4-3-3)
Substitutes: Peña (GK), Astralaga (GK), Araujo, Iñigo, Balde, Roberto, Gavi, Fermín, Raphinha, Yamal
Starting XI: Villar; Mingueza, Núñez, Starfelt, Domínguez, Ristic; Beltrán, De La Torre; Aspas, Larsen, Bamba (5-2-3)
Substitutes: Marchesín (GK), Guaita (GK), Tapia, Dotor, Pérez, Douvikas, Aidoo, Swedberg, Vázquez, Sánchez, Rodríguez, Sotelo
Competition/Round: 2023-24 La Liga, Matchday 6
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 6.30pm CET (Barcelona), 5.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 12.30pm ET, 9.30am PT (USA), 10pm IST (India)
Venue: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Mario Melero López
VAR: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
HOW TO WATCH
On TV: ESPN Deportes (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), Viaplay Sports 1 (UK), Movistar La Liga (Spain), TSN 2 (Canada), others
Matchday Thread Rules
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch 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!