Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Suarez nets brace but Blaugrana drop precious points

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Suarez nets brace but Blaugrana drop precious points

- Celta Vigo vs Barcelona saw Barcelona go top of the La Liga standings

- Luis Suarez scored a brace as provided by Lionel Messi

- Iago Aspas's goal in the 88th minute forced the Blaugrana to drop points

It was fight to finish at the Estadio de Balaídos on Sunday afternoon June 27 when hard-fighting Celta Vigo put up a remarkable performance to deny Barcelona three points.

The visitors started the game brightly with Messi and Ansu fati combining well in the early exchanges, but it was Luis Suarez who broke the deadlock when he headed home Messi's freekick in the 20th minute.

Both teams lost breathtaking chances in the first half with Celta Vigo also matching the Catalan giants in almost all departments.

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Upon return of the second half, Fedor Smolov drew his side level with a well taken goal to make it 1-1 in the 50th minute.

Searching for the crucial winner, Barcelona pressed so hard with Messi coming close in a number of occasions; and he later provided yet another delicious assist for Suarez who dummied the entire opposition defence to finish cooly and it was 2-1.

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Suarez nets brace but Blaugrana drop 2 precious points

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Suarez celebrates his second goal. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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However, Aspas had other plans when he sent a curling free, low and inside the front post, to level it the second time in the 88th minute to shatter the hearts of Barcelona. It ended; Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona: Suarez nets brace but Blaugrana drop 2 precious points

Celta Vigo vs Barcelona. Aspas and team-mates celebrate the equalizer. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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With the result, the race to the La Liga title becomes more interesting as Barcelona lose two precious points but they go top of the table with 69 points from 32 matches.

Rivals Real Madrid are second on the log with 68 points but they have a game advantage and will face Espanyol on Sunday night.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that it was fight to finish on Wednesday night, June 24 as Vinicius Junior and Sergio Ramos’ goals defeat Mallorca.

Los Blancos host Mallorca at their training ground Alfredo di Stefano Stadium in midweek La Liga action and claimed all three points after the game ended 2-0.

It was a fierce contest in the early stages but the hosts broke the deadlock in the 19th minute when Dani Carvajal intercepted a move and laid a pass to Luka Modric before the eventual pass to Vinicius who scooped the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle to make it 1-0.

And in the 56th minute, Sergio Ramos scored his 118th career goal for club and country when he netted a sublime free-kick to stun viewers across the globe.

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