Spanish La Liga
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Celta de Vigo 4, Barcelona 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Gómez (Celta de Vigo).

  7. Booking

    Neymar (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Fabián Orellana (Celta de Vigo).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

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

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Augusto Fernández (Celta de Vigo).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 23rd September 2015

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