Barça on top form against CeltaMarch 5, 2017
Barcelona were really on form at Camp Nou on Saturday when they completely outplayed Celta Vigo for a 5-0 win. The result comes days before the return leg of their Champions League clash against PSG.
Despite showing True Barça class, it still took 24 minutes before they scored. There were a number of good chances from Messi, Suarez and Neymar but in the end it was Leo Messi who scored the opener. Running forward with the ball from the centre of the pitch, he beat the Celta defence and calmly finished the move. The second goal didn’t come until five minutes before the break. This time Messi helped set up Neymar to end the first half 2-0.
It took 12 minutes of the second half for Rakitic to score off a Rafinha assist and effectively seal the match for Barça. That was the first of three goals within a handful of minutes. First Messi helped Untiti make it 5-0. Finally Messi closed the scoring and with the match in the bag the pace slowed down to allow a bit of rest before Wednesday.
The match was Barcelona at their best and if they can take this kind of form into Wednesday’s match they stand a chance of turning around the disastrous result from Paris.
1-0 Messi (min 24)
2-0 Neymar (min 40)
3-0 Rakitic (min 57)
4-0 Umtiti (min 61)
5-0 Messi (min 64)
Barcelona remains at the top of the league, with Real Madrid trailing them by one point and with a game in hand.
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