Celta Vigo beat champions Barca to stay in La Liga

Published on: 04 June 2023

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Gabri Veiga scored twice as Celta Vigo beat champions Barcelona to ensure a 12th straight season in La Liga.

Celta went into the final day one point above the relegation zone but Veiga, 21, struck just before half-time, then fired in his 11th goal of the season.

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, pulled one back with a late header but Celta held on to secure a 13th-place finish.

Real Valladolid were relegated after a 0-0 draw at home to Getafe saw them stay in the bottom three.

They had only been promoted last season and will now return to Spain's second tier with Espanyol and Elche, whose fate had already been sealed.

Barca's defeat means they have lost three of their four games since beating Espanyol to clinch their first league title since 2018-19.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsCelta Vigo

Formation 4-3-3

13Villar3Mingueza4Núñez26Domínguez17Galán Gil24Veiga Novas8Beltrán Peinado5Rodríguez7Pérez22Seferovic23de la Torre

    13Villar3MinguezaSubstituted forVázquezat 67'minutes4Núñez26Domínguez17Galán Gil24Veiga NovasSubstituted forCerviat 71'minutesBooked at 81mins8Beltrán Peinado5Rodríguez7Pérez22SeferovicSubstituted forIago Aspasat 78'minutes23de la TorreSubstituted forTapiaat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins


    2Mallo9Mendes Paciência10Iago Aspas11Cervi14Tapia18Strand Larsen19Swedberg20Vázquez21Solari29Rodriguez31Carrillo Balea34Sánchez Leal


Formation 4-3-3

1ter Stegen20Roberto23Koundé15Christensen17Alonso19Kessié24García21F de Jong22Raphinha9Lewandowski11F Torres

    1ter StegenSubstituted forPeña Sotorresat 63'minutes20Roberto23Koundé15ChristensenSubstituted forGaviat 45'minutes17Alonso19Kessié24GarcíaSubstituted forTorreat 72'minutes21F de Jong22RaphinhaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forDembéléat 63'minutes9Lewandowski11F TorresBooked at 55minsSubstituted forAnsu Fatiat 63'minutes


    7Dembélé10Ansu Fati13Peña Sotorres30Gavi32Torre36Tenas43Hernández44Guiu46Prim47Rodríguez

Referee:Juan Luis Pulido SantanaAttendance:23,365Match StatsHome TeamCelta VigoAway TeamBarcelonaPossessionHome27%Away73%ShotsHome12Away9Shots on TargetHome9Away2CornersHome2Away4FoulsHome13Away9Live Text Post update

Match ends, Celta Vigo 2, Barcelona 1.

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Second Half ends, Celta Vigo 2, Barcelona 1.

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Marcos Alonso (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Carles Pérez (Celta Vigo).


Renato Tapia (Celta Vigo) is shown the yellow card.

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Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Renato Tapia (Celta Vigo).

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Corner, Celta Vigo. Conceded by Marcos Alonso.

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Offside, Barcelona. Ousmane Dembélé tries a through ball, but Sergi Roberto is caught offside.

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Attempt saved. Carles Pérez (Celta Vigo) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Óscar Rodríguez.

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Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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Delay in match because of an injury Fran Beltrán (Celta Vigo).

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Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo).

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Ansu Fati (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Renato Tapia (Celta Vigo).

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Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

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Renato Tapia (Celta Vigo) wins a free kick on the left wing.


Franco Cervi (Celta Vigo) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Gavi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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