Celta CEL Iago Aspas (52', 90+6), Nolito (74')
3-3 FT
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Barcelona FCB Ansu Fati (5'), Busquets (18'), Depay (34')
Primera Division Gameweek 13
Nov 6, 2021 KO: 15:15

Celta - Barcelona

Estadio de Balaídos Vigo
Referee: Alejandro Hernández
  5' Ansu Fati
  18' Busquets
  34' Depay
Iago Aspas 52'  
Nolito 74'  
Iago Aspas 90+6  

Match preview

Pique and Pedri still out? How Barcelona could line up against Celta Vigo

Barcelona's final game before Xavi is announced as new manager could be a real struggle with numerous injuries to key players

Vigo is a place where Barcelona traditionally struggle – they’ve beaten Celta just once there in the last six-and-a-half years so it won’t be easy for them at Balaidos on Saturday.

It’s also fair to say that this is pretty poor Barca vintage, the Catalan giants are currently down in ninth position in La Liga, having picked up just 16 points from their opening 11 matches. A win would be a welcome tonic for a team which has picked up just one point in its last three league matches.

Barca are currently battling a litany of injuries though and although at a club of that size and with such quality and depth in the squad it cannot be used as an excuse, it does offer some mitigation as to why they’ve been so bad that it cost Ronald Koeman his job. Former midfielder Xavi is now expected to become their new manager.

In terms of the defence, losing Gerard Pique is a big and recent blow and he will likely be replaced by the returning Ronald Araujo. Sergino Dest is also out with a back problem and is expected to miss out. Sergi Roberto could be in contention but Oscar Mingueza is expected to continue at-right back.

It’s as you move further up the pitch that the full problems come to light, with Pedri still out alongside Martin Braithwaite, Sergio Aguero and Ousmane Dembele.

Aguero is out until early February after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and Dembele returned from injury in midweek only to be sidelined again straight away with a muscle problem.

One bit of good news for the Blaugrana though, is Ansu Fati and Frenkie de Jong returned from injury in midweek in a double boost.

How Barcelona could line up against Celta

Recent Ratings

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75
Celta
VS
  Average Match Rating  
6.2
  Home  
7.2
  Away  
6.7
6.6
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

Celta
Statistics
Barcelona
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
8
Draws
3
6
Losses
9
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
24
26
Goals Per Game
1.20
1.30
More > 2.5 Goals
9
10
More > 3 Goals
3
4
Scored First in a Match
10
9
Scored Both Halves
4
4
Won More > 1 Goal
4
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
23
25
Did Not Score
7
6
Both Teams Scored
8
10
Kept Clean Sheet
8
6
Won Without Conceding
5
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
646
856
Possession
55
64
Passes
468
687
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
9.95
12
Shots on Target
3.78
4.37
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.10
Crosses
16
13
Offsides
2.67
1.94
Penalties
0.20
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.40
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
22
10.00
Interceptions
8.50
11
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
17
9.20
Total Shots Conceded
11
10.00
Shots on Target Conceded
4.05
3.95
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.15
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
12
Yellow Cards
2.60
2.00
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

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  7. Knee Injury image description
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  9. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  10. Meniscus injury image description

Suspended

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In suspension danger

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