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FC Barcelona got a shot last week after the elimination in the Champions League, but domestically the undefeated leader rides in the fast track on the title. On Tuesday-evening, however, the awkward away match against feargegner Celta de Vigo is waiting.
Celta de Vigo:
Celta de Vigo lost 1-0 at Leganes last weekend and was unable to join the Spanish subtop. ‘Leganes was the whole match for the entire match,’ coach Juan Carlos Unzue had also seen. The only good news was that almost all other European football candidates also suffered a loss this weekend. Against FC Barcelona, however, the Galicians must take full advantage to keep their European dream alive. Unzue: ‘I do not sign for a draw, we have to win.’
In any case, Celta de Vigo does not have a chance to think against FC Barcelona, as it managed to remain undefeated against the Catalan football giant in its own Balaidos for three seasons in a row. Also this season, La Celeste in the eighth finals of the Copa del Rey dragged a 1-1 draw in the away match for their own public, although the team suffered a hopeless 5-0 loss in the return at Camp Nou. Whether Celta de Vigo can again achieve a positive result on Tuesday night depends mainly on the form of Maxi Gomez and Iago Aspas, the royal couple of the Galicians. However, Unzue will have to make it without defender Hugo Mallo and midfielder Pablo Hernandez, who are both on a suspension.
The whole of Catalonia is obviously still trembling from last week’s debacle in Rome, when FC Barcelona lost a 4-1 lead in the return by losing 3-0 to AS Roma in the return at Stadio Olimpico. In La Liga, however, the Blaugrana still go as a spear. Last weekend, Valencia won 2-1, which made the Ernesto Valverde star ensemble record a new Spanish record with a series of 39 unbeaten league matches. However, the Catalans are still far removed from the European record of Steaua Bucharest, which managed to keep up 104 duels in the Romanian league between 1986 and 1989.
Still, the Catalans did not have the easy afternoon against a strong Valencia. ‘It says enough that Marc-Andre Ter Stegen was the best FC Barcelona player today,’ said Valencia coach Marcelino afterwards. The German closure is this season one of the key players of FC Barcelona and together with Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) in the race for the Trofeo Zamora, the prize for the least passed goalkeeper of La Liga, and is a security in the team of Valverde. What the coach intends to do on Tuesday evening is still unclear, because AS thinks that the Catalans will rotate against Celta de Vigo. The sports newspaper gambles on base places for players like Andre Gomes, Thomas Vermaelen, Paulinho, Nelson Semedo and Ousmane Dembele.
Celta Vigo vs Barcelona head to head matches
11.01.18 CDR Barcelona Celta Vigo 5 : 0
04.01.18 CDR Celta Vigo Barcelona 1 : 1
02.12.17 LL Barcelona Celta Vigo 2 : 2
04.03.17 LL Barcelona Celta Vigo 5 : 0
02.10.16 LL Celta Vigo Barcelona 4 : 3