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J. Murillo
Red Card
Iago Aspas
Thiago Galhardo
3 - 1
P. Aubameyang
O. Dembélé
3 - 0
P. Aubameyang
2 - 0
M. Depay
O. Dembélé
1 - 0

Match Stats

53% 46%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 5
Total Passes 552 471
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 8 4 80 31 +49 86 D D W L W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 21 10 7 68 38 +30 73 L D W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 21 8 9 65 43 +22 71 W D W W L
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 18 16 4 53 30 +23 70 W D D D D
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 19 8 11 62 40 +22 65 D W W L D
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 40 37 +3 62 L W W L D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 16 11 11 63 37 +26 59 W L W D L
8 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 14 13 11 43 36 +7 55 L W L D W
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5 48 W D L D D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14 47 L L D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 12 10 16 43 43 0 46 L W L W D
12 Rayo Vallecano RAY Rayo Vallecano 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11 42 L L L D D
13 Elche ELC Elche 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12 42 W L L L D
14 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13 42 D D L D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8 39 L D D D D
16 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27 39 W W D L L
17 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16 39 W D L W D
18 Granada GRA Granada 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17 38 D L W W D
19 Levante LEV Levante 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25 35 W W L W D
20 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34 31 L L W L W


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Barca will secure second place with victory over Getafe on Sunday - the same day that Celta look to get back to winning ways against Elche.
Barcelona tighten their grip on second place in LaLiga; moving seven points clear of Sevilla in third after beating Celta Vigo 3-1 at Camp Nou. Memphis Depay opened the scoring for the hosts, before a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace put them in control. Iago Aspas grabbed what proved a consolation for Celta, who finished with 10 men after Jeison Murillo was sent off. The Barca victory was somewhat marred by the injury to Ronald Araujo, who was taken to hospital with concussion following an accidental clash of heads with Gavi.
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
90' + 12' Alba is booked for a foul on Aspas. He will also miss the trip to Getafe through suspension.
F. de Jong
Yellow Card
90' + 10' De Jong fouls Veiga and goes into the book. He will miss Barca's next game against Getafe.
90' + 9' Barca have the ball as we enter the final two additional minutes. The hosts are looking to finish with a flourish.
A. Solari
F. Cervi
90' + 7' Celta make another change with Solari replacing Cervi.
90' + 6' At the other end, Fati works space to shoot from distance. There is plenty of power in his strike, which Dituro eventually gathers at the second attempt.
90' + 4' Celta look to finish strongly and are awarded a corner. However, the Barca defence remains switched on and clears the danger.
90' + 2' Unsurprisingly, we are going to have 11 minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game.
José Fontán
Denis Suárez
90' Suarez is also withdrawn with Fontan entering the action.
Gabri Veiga
Fran Beltrán
90' Celta also make a couple of changes. The first sees Veiga replacing Beltran.
Óscar Mingueza
Dani Alves
89' Alves goes off to be replaced by Mingueza.
87' We are hearing that Araujo suffered a concussion and has been taken to hospital to undergo further tests.
85' Close! Almost an immediate impact from De Jong, who makes a strong run into the box and connects with Alves' cross. However, he is unable to direct his header towards goal.
L. de Jong
P. Aubameyang
84' Aubameyang is given a breather as he makes way to be replaced by De Jong.
83' Barca look to put the game to bed and Fati is just unable to apply the finishing touch to a cross at the far post.
81' Celta pile forward on the counter and there is an overload down the left. Galan goes for goal from a tight angle, but his effort is always rising.
Eric García
Yellow Card
80' Garcia goes into the book for a late challenge on Aspas.
77' OFFSIDE! Puig thinks he has put Barcelona 4-1 to the good after blasting the ball home from close range. However, his joy is quickly cut short by the offside flag.
75' The hosts enjoy a decent spell of possession as we enter the final quarter of an hour at Camp Nou. They look comfortable, but will be wary of those lapses in concentration at the back.
73' Barca look to get in behind the defence as Fati chases a lofted throughball. But Dituro is quickly out of goal to gather.
72' At the other end, Dembele continues to impress. The winger embarks on another surge into the penalty area. He goes to ground, but the referee shows no interest in pointing to the spot.
71' Quite rightly, Celta were absolutely disgusted with themselves for not capitalising on that opportunity. All Aspas had to do was slot the ball past Ter Stegen and the deficit would have been reduced to 3-2.
69' WHAT A WASTE! Once again, Barca are sloppy in defence and Aspas is through on goal. However, he cannot react quickly enough and squares the ball to Mendez. Eventually, the hosts recover in numbers to snuff out the danger. That is a huge let-off.
68' Finally, that issue is resolved and Araujo can be transported for further examinations. Just to reiterate, let's hope it is nothing too serious.
C. Lenglet
R. Araújo
68' Lenglet quickly strips off to enter the action in Araujo's place.
66' There appears to be a technical problem with the stretcher as they look to load it into the ambulance. That is delaying the resumption of this contest.
Ansu Fati
M. Depay
64' Meanwhile, Depay is given a rest with Fati taking his place.
64' An ambulance is quickly on the pitch as Araujo is strapped onto a stretcher. Let's hope it is all precautionary and nothing too serious.
62' Worrying signs for Araujo, who goes to ground following an accidental clash of heads with Gavi. The defender went to retreat following the impact, but suddenly went down. The medical team are quickly on to tend to him.
R. Tapia
Thiago Galhardo
60' Celta turn to the bench and Galhardo makes way for Tapia.
59' Just wide! Following Murillo's red card, Depay stands over the subsequent free-kick on the edge of the box. The Netherlands international whips his delivery towards the far corner, but it flashes wide of the target.
J. Murillo
Red Card
58' RED CARD! Murillo is given his marching orders. Celta are down to 10 men as the substitute is sent off just 13 minutes after entering the action. Depay was about to advance into the penalty area before his intervention, and he was the last man.
57' Lovely link-up play by the visitors down the left flank. A low cross is helped towards goal, but Ter Stegen gathers and gratefully clutches onto the ball.
56' Barca are visibly shaken. The hosts simply cannot get out of their half at the moment, and Celta can smell blood.
54' It was a landmark strike from Aspas. Indeed, no player has now scored more league goals against Barcelona in the 21st century, as he moves level with Diego Forlan on 10.
52' Out of nowhere, Celta have a lifeline and Barca's defensive frailties are exposed once more. The Blaugrana have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five home LaLiga matches.
Thiago Galhardo
50' Galhardo reacted quickly to pounce on the loose ball and pick out Aspas.
Iago Aspas
50' ASPAS!!! 3-1! Hope for Celta! What a mix-up in the Barca defence. Ter Stegen misplaces his attempted pass to Araujo and Galhardo quickly finds Aspas, who slots into the bottom corner.
O. Dembélé
48' Another assist for Dembele, who showed great awareness to pick out Aubameyang.
P. Aubameyang
48' AUBAMEYANG!!! 3-0 BARCA! What a start to the second half by the hosts. Less than two minutes after the restart, Barca may well have just sealed the points. Dembele darts into the area and picks out Aubameyang, who sweeps home number three.
46' Barcelona get us back under way in this second half.
J. Murillo
Kevin Vázquez
46' There is also activity for Celta, who introduce Jeison Murillo in favour of Vazquez.
Riqui Puig
Ferran Torres
46' Barca have made a change at the break with Torres making way for Riqui Puig.
Celta more than held their own during that first half; enjoying over 54 per cent of the possession. However, failure to convert their opportunities has come back to bite them.
Barcelona have not been at their best, but they lead 2-0 at the break thanks to clinical finishing. Memphis Depay put the hosts ahead on the half-hour mark, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubling the advantage four minutes before the break.
45' + 1' We are going to have a single minute of additional time at the end of this first half.
44' Barca continuing to threaten at the other end. Depay goes in search of his second goal, but cannot keep a shot down from a tight angle.
42' Celta look to halve the deficit immediately with Mendez trying his luck from distance. However, his effort goes straight into the grateful arms of Ter Stegen.
P. Aubameyang
41' AUBAMEYANG!!! 2-0 BARCA! Breathing space for the hosts! Depay turns provider on this occasion as his cross is not cleared properly by Araujo, and Aubameyang reacts quickly to fire into the far corner.
39' Barca have only won three of their last nine league meetings with Celta, after prevailing in 10 of the 14 previous encounters.
37' Galhardo threatens again. This time, the striker rises to meet a cross, but the ball is behind him and he cannot generate the desired power and accuracy to trouble Ter Stegen.
36' GOOD SAVE! Ter Stegen is called into action and demonstrates terrific reflexes to deny Galhardo, whose curling effort was creeping into the bottom corner.
35' As mentioned earlier, Aspas does boast an impressive record against Barca. In fact, his tally of nine league goals matches that of Cristiano Ronaldo, who achieved that after playing four more matches.
33' Celta try to respond immediately as Aspas looks to connect with a low cross at the near post. The ball deflects behind for a corner, which comes to nothing after Barca deal with the danger.
32' That was goal number 12 for Depay in LaLiga this season. He demonstrated wonderful technique with that first-time effort.
O. Dembélé
30' Dembele was the architect with a tremendous run down the right, before teeing up Depay.
M. Depay
30' DEPAY!!! 1-0 BARCELONA! The Netherlands international opens the scoring, but he owes a lot of credit to Dembele. The former Borussia Dortmund winger bursts into life with an electrifying change of pace down the right flank. He then has the presence of mind to square the ball for Depay, who sweeps a first-time shot past Dituro.
27' The hosts almost breach their opponents' penalty area, but the visitors stand firm to deal with the threat.
25' The Camp Nou faithful look to rally their side as the decibel levels increase around the stadium. The hosts have struggled to establish their authority on proceedings thus far.
23' Unbeaten in his first two league matches against Barca, Coudet is aiming to become only the sixth manager to open with three on the bounce. The most recent coach to achieve the feat was the late Howard Kendall in 1988.
21' As we approach the midway point in the first half, Celta have enjoyed 56.5 per cent of the possession so far. Coudet will be pleased with his players' efforts.
19' Celta arrive at Camp Nou having won two of their last four matches in LaLiga. That is one more than they managed in their previous eight league outings.
17' Cervi appeals for a penalty as he goes down under pressure from Alves. The referee is not interested and points for a corner, while Alves demonstrates his frustration with the antics of the Celta winger. A minor altercation between the pair is quickly nipped in the bud.
16' That was a nervy moment for everyone inside Camp Nou. But full marks to Araujo for atoning his earlier error so swiftly.
14' GOOD RECOVERY! Araujo puts Barca in jeopardy as he unwittingly puts Aspas clear on goal. However, the centre-half makes up vital ground and does just about enough to put the striker off.
13' Coudet's side will certainly not be intimidated by Barca. Indeed, they recovered from 3-0 down to salvage a 3-3 draw in this season's reverse fixture, while they won 2-1 here last term.
11' The visitors get in behind the defence with Aspas latching onto a throughball. He crosses to the far post, where Galhardo is unable to make the vital connection. However, the latter's blushes are subsequently spared by the raising of the offside flag.
9' Celta have made a pleasing start to this contest; confidently knocking the ball around and maintaining possession. A potentially dangerous venture into the penalty area is thwarted by the alert Garcia.
7' The Blaugrana are unbeaten in all 32 of their LaLiga matches played on a Tuesday. That is the best tally for a team on a specific day in the history of the competition.
5' Nothing came of the resulting corner, but Barca look to attack at the other end. The ball breaks kindly for Depay in a promising position, albeit off his arm and the referee is quick to penalise.
3' The visitors force the first corner of the contest as Alves deflects the ball behind after blocking Cervi's cross.
1' The referee blows his whistle and Celta get the ball rolling.
The players are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is moments away.
The form book would suggest this is a tricky one to call. Barca have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last four home games - losing three - while Celta boast just one win in nine on the road.
Meanwhile, Eduardo Coudet names an unchanged starting XI from Celta Vigo's commanding 4-0 rout of Alaves last time out. Skipper Iago Aspas leads the line and is aiming to continue his impressive record against Barca, having netted nine times in 14 LaLiga appearances against the Blaugrana.
Xavi makes just two changes to the side that started the dramatic victory over Real Betis at the weekend. Ter Stegen is back in goal after missing out with a stomach bug, while Aubameyang returns to lead the line. Sergio Busquets, who picked up his 10th booking of the season in that game, misses out through suspension. Ansu Fati will hope for another opportunity to build his fitness from the bench, but Gerard Pique and Sergino Dest are out with injury.
SUBS: Ruben Blanco, Gabriel Veiga, Augusto Solari, Jose Manuel Fontan, Jeison Murillo, Jorge Carrillo Balea, Renato Tapia, Orbelin Pineda.
CELTA VIGO (4-1-3-2): Matias Dituro; Kevin Vazquez, Joseph Aidoo, Nestor Araujo, Javi Galan; Fran Beltran; Brais Mendez, Denis Suarez, Franco Cervi; Thiago Galhardo, Iago Aspas.
SUBS: Neto, Arnau Tenas, Martin Braithwaite, Samuel Umtiti, Ansu Fati, Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Alvaro Sanz, Luuk de Jong, Jandro Orellana, Adama Traore, Riqui Puig.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay; Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.
Barca can tighten their grip on second place with victory here. Meanwhile, three points for the visitors would move them into the top half of the table.
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