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Celta Vigo 3-3 Barcelona – La Liga Player Ratings

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Let’s have a look at the player ratings of this La Liga battle between Celta Vigo and FC Barcelona from Abanco-Balaidos.

Barcelona were extremely delighted this morning after confirmations about club legend Xavi’s arrival as a manager at the club. They hoped to beat the struggling Celta Vigo side in this evening’s La Liga clash at Abanco-Balaidos.

The Catalan club had won one and drawn one under interim manager Sergi Barjuan in their previous fixtures. While, the home team have a poor record this campaign with only three wins in 12 games.


Fati opened the account for Barca in the early stage of the game, with a curling shot across defenders. And just before 20 minutes, Busquests made it 2-0 with a low shot to the bottom right of the goal.

Later in the 35th minute, Depay bagged one for himself as the Dutch striker buried a header into the back of the net. During the first half, we could see that Barcelona were on top of their world having heard the good news earlier.

But, things were about to get pretty ugly for the visitors, as the local boys completely changed the face of the game in the second half.

Iago Aspas was the hero for the evening as he helped Celta Vigo steal crucial points from the Catalan side. In the 53rd minute, the 34-year-old scored the first goal for his side with a shot straight down the middle.

Nolito managed to put a header past Ter Stegen in the 75th minute, and Aspas grabbed an injury-time equaliser to upset Barcelona.

After this game, Barca stand ninth in La Liga with a lot of ground to cover to reach the top. Whereas, Celta Vigo take the 14th place in the table with 12 points to their name.

Player ratings 

Celta Vigo: Dituro (4), Aidoo (5), Murillo (6), Mallo (5), Galan (7), Tapia (5), Solari (3), Suarez (5), Nolito (7), Aspas (9), Galhardo (3). 

Bench: Vazquez (7), Beltran (7), Cervi (8), Araujo (7).

Barcelona: Ter Stegen (3), Garcia (5), Lenglet (5), Mingueza (5), Alba (7), Busquests (8), Gonzalez (7), De Jong (8), Gaviria (4), Fati (7), Depay (8).

Bench: Martinez (6), Araujo (6), Puig (5), Abdessamad (6).

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