Celta de Vigo and Barcelona played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Balaidos on Tuesday evening. It was an even first half but Ousmane Dembele put Barcelona in front in the 36th minute.
But, it did not take long for the hosts to respond as Jonny scored on the stroke of halftime. A Paco Alcacer goal midway through the second half provided the Blaugrana with some much-needed breathing space from an attacking Celta team.
But a Sergi Roberto red card in the 70th minute changed the complexion of the game and they made it count as their talisman Iago Aspas equalised to give his side hope of possibly going ahead and securing the win but missed chances hurt Celta Vigo and Ernesto Valverde’s men hung on to a point.
Sergio Alvarez – 6/10
The Spanish goalkeeper had a comparatively less workload against the Barcelona attack in the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Daniel Wass – 6/10
The Dane was playing out of position, in a right-back role but he did a fair job defensively accumulating three clearances.
Sergi Gómez – 7/10
Gomez was excellent when it came to competing in the air against Alcacer especially, winning four aerial duels on the night.
Facundo Roncaglia – 7/10
The Argentinian proved to be a great asset for Celta when it came to regaining possession of the ball intercepting six passes and offensively putting in seven successful long balls.
Jonny – 7/10
The defender scored the much deserved equalizing goal for Celta, popping up in the box following a break in attack and tapping it from two yards out.
Stanislav Lobotka – 7/10
Lobotka proved to be a rock in the centre of midfield as he made it hard for the Barca attack to release balls into the box winning a total of six tackles.
Jozabed – 6/10
Jozabed was lucky to have not received a yellow card for a severe foul on Andre Gomes. The midfielder had a glorious opportunity to put Celta ahead ten minutes into the second half but his poor technique let him down.
Pione Sisto – 6/10
Sisto had a disappointing game as he was wasteful in front of goal and lost the ball on numerous instances, getting dispossessed four times.
Brais Méndez – 5/10
Mendez had two shots on target and completed two key passes but just like his fellow winger too lost the ball on four separate occasions.
His service into the box was also a let down as he failed to put in any successful crosses or long balls to Iago Aspas.
Iago Aspas – 8/10
Aspas unfairly received a yellow card for a shoulder challenge on Yerry Mina with the minimal of contacts.
He put in an excellent all-round performance and scored the equalizer for Celta despite having a stroke of fortune to make it 20 goals in La Liga this campaign.
A beautiful through ball by the former Liverpool man late on was failed to be converted leaving him in disappointment at the final whistle.
Maxi Lopez – 7/10
Lopez had a clear-cut chance to give Celta an early lead but got carried away and missed a sitter from six yards out, shooting it straight at Ter Stegen.
However, an excellent recovery from a lose Aspas pass resulted in him providing the assist for the equaliser.
Nemanja Radoja – N/A
Replaced Jozabed in the 73rd minute.
Emre Mor – 7/10
Made an instant impact after coming on for Sisto in the 79th minute, putting in the cross that led to the second goal for Celta.
Lucas Boyé – N/A
The Argentinian had a golden opportunity to win the game for Celta but lack of composure and an extra touch cost him, totally fluffing his attempt.