Barcelona vs Celta Vigo, La Liga: Final score 3-1, Barça extended the winning streak with a home win

Barcelona have won the last three The League games in a row and are just two points away from second place thanks to a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo on Tuesday night at Camp Nou. Barça didn’t play their best game, but they were a better team that night and scored three nice goals to continue a good run as they want to end the season strong.

FIRST HALF

Xavi Hernández made a big change to the formation without Sergio Busquets, switching to a very attacking 3-3-3-1 system that didn’t work at all in the first 30 minutes. Barça looked confused and disorganized on the field, constantly allowing space behind the back line and struggling to keep possession early.

Celta were the best team for most of the half and could have scored at least once had it not been for Ronaldo Arau’s incredible defense and Marc-André ter Stegen’s two huge defenses. After a terrible half hour of football, Xavi returned to the famous 4-3-3, and the difference was night and day: the home team looked comfortable and creative, and the chances finally came.

They also scored two goals: the first came after a very good run and an assist by Ousmane Dembélé and a good finish by Memphis Depay, and the second started with a wonderful pass from Jordi Alba to Memphis and ended with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who showed his opportunism to take advantage of Néstor Ara’s bad outburst. and left foot to find the bottom corner to double Barça’s lead.

At half-time Barça were in control after a strong end to the first half, but still had work to complete against Celta, who were still in the game before the final third.

OTHER HALF

Barça started the second half by scoring their third goal in a lightning counterattack, which ended with Dembélé’s second assist of the evening to find Aubameyang for his second goal of the match.

There was no time to celebrate and comfort as Celta scored less than a minute later after Marc-André ter Stegen gave the ball a bad pass and Thiago Galhardo found Iago Aspas alone in the penalty area and increased the score to 3-1.

Celta played very well in the opening minutes after scoring, but their hopes were dashed by the exclusion when Jeison Murrilo denied Memphis a clear chance to score and received a direct red card.

Then things got scary, very quickly: Ronald Araujo and Gavi clashed heads in the midfield, and Araujo fell alone a few seconds later and his teammates desperately sought medical help. The ambulance immediately went out on the field and took the Uruguayan to the hospital, and after the incident it was difficult to concentrate on the game.

But there were still 20 minutes until the game, and Barça had full control during that period. They even scored fourth through Riqui Puig, but the goal was annulled offside. There was very little action in the dying moments, and Barça simply spent an hour.

The last whistle came, bringing three wins in a row Blaugrana which are now just two points away from second place in the table. This was by no means an old-fashioned performance and the fear of Arau took away all the fun of the evening, but three good goals and three points are nice positives for this one.

The only thing that matters is Ronald Araujo. Get well as soon as possible, warrior. We love you.


Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves (Mingueza 89 ‘), Araujo (Lenglet 68’), Eric; Gavi, F. De Jong, Alba; Dembélé, Memphis (Fati 65 ‘), Ferran (Puig 46’); Aubameyang (L. De Jong 84 ‘)

Goals: Memphis (30 ‘), Aubameyang (41’, 48 ‘)

Celta Vigo: Dituro; Vázquez (Murillo 46 ‘), Aidoo, Araújo, Galán; Beltrán (Veiga 90 ‘); Méndez, Suárez (Fontán 90 ‘), Cervi (Solari 90 + 7’); Aspas, Galhardo (Tapia 60 ‘)

Goal: Aspas (50 ‘)

Red card: Murillo (58 ‘)

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