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Celta CEL Santi Mina (38', 89')
Primera Division Gameweek 37
May 16, 2021 KO: 16:30

Barcelona - Celta

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos
Messi 28'  
  38' Santi Mina
  89' Santi Mina

Match preview

Frenkie De Jong out - How Barcelona could line up against Celta Vigo

Ronald Koeman will have to shuffle his pack to ensure all three points for Barcelona as they take on Celta Vigo on Sunday

Barcelona have managed to win just one of their last four games and anything but all three points against Celta Vigo on Sunday will almost certainly rule Ronald Koeman’s side out of the Spanish title race.

As such, we can expect the Barca head coach to field as strong a starting XI as possible in the hope of securing a victory.

In defence, Koeman will likely stick with a back three of Gerard Pique, Oscar Mingueza and Clement Lenglet in front of Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in goals. An injury to Sergi Roberto in the previous game means Sergino Dest will take up the role of right wing-back with Jordi Alba on the left.

Barcelona’s midfield will undoubtedly look a little lighter on Sunday due to the fact that Frenkie de Jong is out with a suspension, meaning Sergio Busquets will likely have to provide even more cover as normal as he’s partnered alongside the more attack-minded Pedri in the centre of the pitch.

That then leaves a front three of Lionel Messi in his typical false No.9 role, with the usual pairing of Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann on either wing.

How Barcelona could line up against Celta Vigo

Barca - Football tactics and formations

Recent Ratings

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Celta
  Average Match Rating  
7.4
  Home  
6.0
7.7
  Away  
6.2
7.5
  Total  
6.1

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Celta
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
7
Draws
4
6
Losses
4
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
48
31
Goals Per Game
2.40
1.55
More > 2.5 Goals
13
12
More > 3 Goals
8
9
Scored First in a Match
14
11
Scored Both Halves
8
5
Won More > 1 Goal
9
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
23
34
Did Not Score
2
5
Both Teams Scored
12
13
Kept Clean Sheet
7
5
Won Without Conceding
6
2
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
920
649
Possession
67
55
Passes
752
470
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
9.20
Shots on Target
6.30
3.65
Goals out of Shots
0.18
0.17
Crosses
12
15
Offsides
2.58
2.62
Penalties
0.15
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.25
Tackles Won
7.50
11
Clearances
9.20
19
Interceptions
9.40
9.55
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
10
17
Total Shots Conceded
8.55
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.25
4.05
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.14
0.14
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
16
Yellow Cards
1.55
2.70
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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  2. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  3. Knee Injury image description
  4. Hamstring image description
  5. Inguinal Hernia image description
  6. COVID-19 image description
  7. Meniscus injury image description
  8. Unknown image description
  9. Meniscus injury image description