• Friday, Sep 25, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:20 am

Barca held 2-2 by Celta despite Messi ending goal drought

  • Published at 08:27 pm December 2nd, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:40 pm December 2nd, 2017
Barca held 2-2 by Celta despite Messi ending goal drought
La Liga leader Barcelona were held to a 2-2 home draw by Celta Vigo Saturday as their former assistant coach Juan Carlos Unzue dented the title hope of the Catalan, who dropped points for the second game in a row for the first time this campaign. Celta striker Iago Aspas silenced the Nou Camp by giving Celta the lead in the 20th minute, knocking in on the rebound after splitting the home defence with a darting run through the middle. Lionel Messi quickly replied at the other end, finishing off a sweeping team move two minutes later to score for the first time in six games in all competitions and net his 13th league goal of the season. Messi helped set up what looked to be the winning goal for Luis Suarez in the 62nd minute as the striker thrashed home a Jordi Alba cutback but Barca were denied victory by another Uruguayan striker in Maxi Gomez. He slotted in from close range after another searing run by Aspas, who capitalised on Barca defender Samuel Umtiti injuring his hamstring as he tried to keep up with the Spanish forward. Gerard Pique missed a gilt-edged chance to hit the winner but struck the near post from close range while Messi, who also hit the woodwork earlier in the game, sent a free kick deep in stoppage time just wide of the post. Barca still lead the standing with 36 points but second-placed Valencia can cut their deficit on the leaders down to two if they beat Getafe Sunday. Later Saturday, Atletico Madrid, third on 27 points, host Real Sociedad while champion Real Madrid, also on 27, visit struggling Athletic Bilbao. RESULT Barcelona 2 (Messi 22, Suarez 62) Celta 2 (Aspas 20, Gomez 70)   SATURDAY'S MATCHES Atletico v Sociedad, Sevilla v Deportivo, Athletic v Real Madrid
50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail