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Aspas strikes late to blunt Barcelona’s title bid


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Aspas strikes late to blunt Barcelona’s title bid

Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates. (Reuters Photo)VIGO: Spain striker Iago Aspas dealt a fresh blow to Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes by striking a late free kick to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to the Catalans on Saturday as Quique Setien’s side twice threw away the lead in…

Aspas strikes late to blunt Barcelona’s title bid

Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas celebrates scoring their 2d purpose with teammates. (Reuters Photo)

VIGO: Spain striker

Iago Aspas

dealt a fresh blow to Barcelona’s

La Liga

title hopes by striking a boring free kick to grab a 2-2 design at dwelling to the Catalans on Saturday as Quique Setien’s facet twice threw away the lead in an exhilarating match.

The design save Barca lend a hand on top of the table on 69 parts after 32 games however Precise Madrid, on 68, can slouch two parts certain at the summit in the occasion that they beat Espanyol a long way flung from dwelling on Sunday.

Because it came about: Celta Vigo vs Barcelona

Luis Suarez

headed Barca in entrance in the 20th minute which means that of a portion of ingenuity from Lionel Messi, who looked distinct to fire at purpose from a free kick however as a exchange lofted the ball in the direction of his Uruguayan strike companion.

Russia striker

Fedor Smolov

equalised for Celta early in the 2d half, knocking in a cross from K Yokuslu to complete a fleet counterattack after Barca’s Ivan Rakitic had given the ball away.

But Suarez restored Barca’s lead in the 67th minute after combining all all over again with Messi, swivelling to fire into the backside corner.

The 2d purpose looked to contain averted a 2d consecutive away design for Barca after last week’s goalless stalemate at Sevilla however Aspas gained a boring free kick after falling over the outstretched legs of Gerard Pique.

Celta’s talismanic striker made the boring opportunity count by sending a low force around the wall and into the strategy backside corner, flummoxing Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Celta ought to contain gained the game in added time when Nolito arrived at the a long way post with the aim gaping, however in reputation of tapping into the fetch his shot went straight at Ter Stegen.

Celta are 16th on 34 parts, the design taking them eight parts certain of the relegation zone.









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