Barcelona vs Celta Vigo : Picture gallery and best moments
Barcelona put on a second-half show to defeat Celta Vigo 6-1 in the Barcelona vs Celta Vigo match.
An extraordinary Luis Suarez hat-trick, helped by Lionel Messi and Neymar brilliant strikes plus Ivan Rakitic’s lob gave Barca a comprehensive win after Celta had gone in level at half-time mark.
It resulted in defeat at the Barcelona vs Celta Vigo clash but Eduardo Berizzo effectively caused Barcelona problems once again.
The Galician squad “totally outplayed” Barca in their 4-1 victory at Balaídos – by Luis Enrique’s admission – and were absolutely brilliant.
While they couldn’t come up with the similar result in the most difficult of the games of any team’s calendar, they matched their hosts right in the first half and went in level at the interval.
While their Champions League chase has been faltering somewhat since that thumping of Barca, the Europa League isn’t really out of reach.
Should Celta continue their smooth progress under Berizzo next season then he would be the subject of some admiring glances.
The Uruguayan nearly won a Premier League title playing on his own with Liverpool, but then moved to Barcelona to win several trophies.
He did that last time in his first season at Barcelona, netting a total five trophies already in his 18 months span at the Nou Camp.
And this season he’s even taken it up a notch.
It could be the new arrival’s solid run of form or the rumoured mega-money proposal from China for Alves but the Brazilian doesn’t really look happy right now. His reaction to being substituted – albeit a change that actually improved the team’s overall performance – only brought more focus on this situation.
Lionel Messi is the undeniable greatest of all time, so good that he can actually turn down the near-certain opportunity to score from the penalty position in order to pass it to his teammate and hand him a hat-trick.