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Celta Vigo 4-1 Barcelona

Celta Vigo celebrated a second win in their last three league games against Barcelona
Celta Vigo have now beaten Barcelona in two of their past three league meetings

Barcelona suffered their biggest La Liga defeat under Luis Enrique as Celta Vigo ended the champions' 100% record in the league this season.

Former Liverpool forward Iago Aspas scored twice after Nolito opened the scoring against his former club.

Neymar pulled one back for Barca with 10 minutes remaining, before ex-Manchester City and Stoke striker John Guidetti netted a fourth for the hosts.

Barcelona had lost only one of their previous 25 matches in La Liga.

Victory took Celta briefly top of the table, but Real Madrid replace them after beating Athletic Bilbao later on Wednesday.

Barca boss Luis Enrique, said: "What decided this game is how well Celta played. It was highly effective football from them. It was very good.

"We tried to create problems, but we suffered a lot in one-on-one situations. When a team has played better than you, then there is nothing much that you can say.

"I'd rather lose to a team that plays like Celta did today, without any tricks, purely winning through their football. I congratulate them and hope they can carry on playing like that."

It was the third time Barca have conceded four goals in just nine games this season having been thrashed 4-0 by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup and beaten Sevilla 5-4 in the Uefa Super Cup.

Line-ups

Celta Vigo

  • 1Álvarez Conde
  • 2Mallo NovegilBooked at 79mins
  • 22Cabral
  • 20Gómez SolaBooked at 90mins
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 14Orellana
  • 24Fernández
  • 6RadojaSubstituted forHernándezat 76'minutes
  • 10Nolito
  • 18WassSubstituted forPlanasat 85'minutes
  • 9Iago AspasSubstituted forGuidettiat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fontás
  • 7Bongonda
  • 8Hernández
  • 11Guidetti
  • 17Madinda
  • 21Planas
  • 26Díaz García

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 6Alves da Silva
  • 3Piqué
  • 14Mascherano
  • 24Mathieu
  • 20Roberto CarnicerSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 58'minutes
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 23minsSubstituted forRakiticat 66'minutes
  • 8Iniesta
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 11NeymarBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 2Pereira dos Santos
  • 4Rakitic
  • 15Bartra
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 21Correia
  • 25Masip
  • 28Gumbau
Referee:
Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Attendance:
23,311

Match Stats

Home TeamCelta VigoAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home18
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home19
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Celta de Vigo 4, Barcelona 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Celta de Vigo 4, Barcelona 1.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo).

Booking

Neymar (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Nolito (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Carles Planas.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neymar.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo).

Offside, Celta de Vigo. John Guidetti tries a through ball, but Nolito is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Carles Planas replaces Daniel Wass.

Goal!

Goal! Celta de Vigo 4, Barcelona 1. John Guidetti (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hugo Mallo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Celta de Vigo 3, Barcelona 1. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo).

Offside, Celta de Vigo. Fabián Orellana tries a through ball, but John Guidetti is caught offside.

Foul by Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona).

Pablo Hernández (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo) is shown the yellow card.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hugo Mallo (Celta de Vigo).

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. John Guidetti replaces Iago Aspas.

Attempt missed. Dani Alves (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Celta de Vigo. Pablo Hernández replaces Nemanja Radoja.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo).

Attempt blocked. Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Wass.

Attempt saved. Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Wass.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Jeremy Mathieu.

Attempt blocked. Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Celta de Vigo. Conceded by Dani Alves.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic replaces Sergio Busquets.

Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergi Gómez.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Sergio Álvarez.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

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