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Ronald Koeman and Frenkie de Jong’s renewed FC Barcelona will board a plane to Galicia this week for the always difficult away match against Celta de Vigo. The Catalan football giant could get its chest wet, as the last time it managed to escape Balaidos with its full booty was in 2015.
Last season, Celta de Vigo managed to escape relegation with a seventeenth place finish, so in this football year the Galicians are looking for rehabilitation. In any case, the blue shirts got off to a promising start, because with a win and two draws they are still unbeaten. After a long time, you can laugh again in Balaidos.
Celta de Vigo has gained confidence in recent weeks, although trainer Oscar Garcia seems to be planning to adapt his team to FC Barcelona. He is expected to play with three center-backs, in the hope that he will be able to curb Lionel Messi and his associates. Celta de Vigo has succeeded very well in this in recent years, because the last six mutual encounters with FC Barcelona in the Balaidos ended in three draws and three home wins. Celta de Vigo is indeed a fear giver of FC Barcelona.
FC Barcelona has of course had a very turbulent summer, with the departure of pillars such as Ivan Rakitic, Nelson Semedo and Luis Suarez, and the unwilling departure of Lionel Messi. They did not give a cent for the title chances of the team of the new coach Ronald Koeman, who exchanged his safe job as national coach of Orange for the crisis situation in the Camp Nou. During last weekend’s season opener against Villarreal, however, the Catalans gave away an old-fashioned football show with a resounding 4-0 win. The first half in particular was one to lick your fingers with, with the just 17-year-old Ansu Fati as the big star.
This good start is of course wonderful for Koeman, because the pessimism has given way to a good dose of optimism. Especially his decision to switch from 4-3-3 to a 4-3-2-1 formation is a golden move, because with Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong you have two of the best numbers six in the world in your selection. Philippe Coutinho can also look back on a fine return to the Spanish fields – his interaction with Messi as false number nine bodes well for the coming season. However, the weak spot remains central in the back. Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet both lack speed, while Koeman still has no worthy alternatives up his sleeve. In addition, goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be offside for about a month.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona head to head matches
27.06.20 LL Celta Vigo Barcelona 2 : 2
09.11.19 LL Barcelona Celta Vigo 4 : 1
04.05.19 LL Celta Vigo Barcelona 2 : 0
22.12.18 LL Barcelona Celta Vigo 2 : 0
17.04.18 LL Celta Vigo Barcelona 2 : 2